Newton’s Correspondence

Sorted by date

201.

"Memoriall of Mr Newton about the Country Mints"

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/79.56, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00935

202.

"Report of the Officers of the Mint about the preservation of the Coyne"

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/80.105, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00937

203.

Request for reimbursement from Civil List for medals for her Majesty's coronation

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/83.27, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00941

204.

Copy of Newton's summary of "The case stated specially between Mr Redhead and Mr Blofield"

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 1/8/35-6, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT01168

205.

Copy of Newton's response to Leonard Blofield's petition for £2,497.16s.3d. allegedly owed him by Anthony Redhead on behalf of the Norwich Mint

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 1/8/34, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT01167

206.

Inventory of Vigo silver in the Mint

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/84.89, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00942

207.

Letter concerning funds in the Mint and payment of a sum to Ann Morris for her husband's services

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/85.9, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00944

208.

Note accompanying papers relating to Redhead, late Master and Worker of the Norwich Mint, and his dispute with Blofield

Author: William Lowndes Secretary to the Treasury

Source: MINT 1/8/33, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT01165

209.

Accompts of the gold and silver taken at Vigo and sent into the Mint

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/86.41, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00946

210.

Letter requesting directions for the tin held in the Mint

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/89.6, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00947

211.

Brief letter concerning the 'perusal' and possible purchase, apparently on Newton's behalf, of some Italian coins from an unspecified 'gentleman'.

Author: Isaac Davies

Source: MINT 19/2/10-11, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00196

212.

Letter concerning the memoriall of W. Shepard, N. Shepard and G. Freeman, and their proposal to coin tin

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/94.8, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00948

213.

Copy of letter concerning the memoriall of W. Shepard, N. Shepard and G. Freeman, and their proposal to coin tin

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 1/7/59-60, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT01137

214.

"Mint report about sending tin to the Straights"

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/111.33, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00955

215.

Copy of letter concerning the coining of her Majesty's gold from Portsmouth

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 1/8/57, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT01169

216.

"Report of the Officers of the Mint upon the Proposals of Mr Holt and Mr Williams for rising the Price of her Majesty's Tin"

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/99.97, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00949

217.

"Report of the Officers of the Mint upon the Inventory of Tools for the Mint in Scotland"

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/101.91, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00950

218.

"Sir Isaac Newton's Memoriall about Dr Gregory"

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/102.57, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00951

219.

Model letter for Allardes to send to Treasurer Godolphin.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/183, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00387

220.

"An Account of the new regulation of her Majesty's Mint at Edinburgh"

Author: David Gregory

Source: T 1/103.94, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00952

221.

Copy of a letter to Godolphin concerning the costs of relating to the establishment of the Edinburgh Mint

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 1/8/149, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT01213

222.

Copy of Newton's response to the petition of Gabriel le Clerk

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 1/8/69, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT01173

223.

Letter concerning the melting of money in Scotland into ingots

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/108.41, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00953

224.

Letter concerning the melting of money in Scotland into ingots

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/108.41, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00954

225.

Copy of request for an explanation of the state of the accounts of the late Master and Worker of the Edinburgh Mint and the need for a trial of the pix

Author: Joseph Taylour

Source: MINT 1/8/166, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT01217

[1]

Printed in NC, 4: 385-6 (with what appears to be Newton's own misdating of 15 April 1702; for the implausibility of the date, see ibid., 386, n.4, and the revised conjecture in NC, 7: 424 (no. 647)). Drafts in Mint 19/3/330-1, MINT00120.
Table of accounts found at MINT00936.

[2]

Signed by the Mint Board.

[3]

Printed in NC, 4: 388-91. Draft, dated 2 July 1702, in Mint 19/2/78-9, MINT00281. Original accompanied by MINT00938, MINT00939 and MINT00940.

[4]

Printed in NC, 4: 393.

[5]

Printed in NC, 4: 397-9. Treasury referral copied in Mint 1/8.33, MINT01165. Outline of the case copied in Mint 1/8.33-4, MINT01166. Newton's response to Blofield's petition in Mint 19/2/481, MINT00858. Holograph drafts in Mint 19/2/483-4, 491 & 493-4, MINT00859.

[6]

Copy of Mint 19/2/481, MINT00858, printed in NC, 4: 396-7. Treasury referral copied in Mint 1/8.33, MINT01165. Outline of the case copied in Mint 1/8.33-4, MINT01166. Newton's summary of the case copied in Mint 1/8.35-6, MINT01168.

[7]

Printed in NC, 4: 399-400. Original accompanied by MINT00943.

[8]

Printed in NC, 4: 400-1.

[9]

Printed in NC, 4: 401-2. Outline of the case copied in Mint 1/8.33-4, MINT01166. Newton's response to Blofield's petition in Mint 19/2/481, MINT00858. Newton's summary of the case copied in Mint 1/8.35-6, MINT01168.

[10]

Printed in NC, 4: 407-8.

[11]

Printed in NC, 4: 411-2. Draft in Mint 19/3/495, MINT00680.

[12] Isaac Newton

[13]

Printed in NC, 7: 377.

[14]

On reverse (written over the address): holograph notes on Italian coins.

[15]

Signed by the Mint Board.

[16]

Printed in NC, 4: 442-4. Another copy of the same date in Mint 19/2/411-2, MINT00592.

[17]

Signed by the Mint Board.

[18]

Copy of T. 1/94.8, MINT00948, printed in NC, 4: 442-4.

[19]

Signed by the Mint Board.

[20]

Printed in NC, 7: 442.

[21]

Printed in NC, 7: 443-4.

[22]

Signed by the Mint Board.

[23]

Printed in NC, 4: 478-80.

[24]

Signed by the Mint Board.

[25]

Printed in NC, 4: 485-7. Draft, of the same date, in Mint 19/3/70, MINT00356.

[26]

Printed in NC, 4: 494-5. Holograph copy, dated 23 June, in Mint 19/3/181, MINT00366.

[27] George Allardes

[28]

[On the Scottish practice of adding copper and the reasons for it, see NC, 4: 500-501, n. 2, and Craig, NATM, 71-2. Craig's account is a little confusing, however: he states that the practice had earlier been stopped on Newton's orders, giving the reference Newton MSS Mint 19/3/181. That, however, is MINT00366 in this catalogue and has no bearing on this matter at all. No other document issuing such an order has been identified, except insofar as it is implicit in the legislation requiring the Edinburgh Mint to conform to London practice: see MINT00353 (Mint 19/3/18). However, Newton undoubtedly was uncomfortable with the practice and accepted it only reluctantly: see especially MINT00452 and MINT00453 (Mint 19/1/181-2, 188). Craig also states that in this and the following document Newton made 'a stipulation that uniformity should again be attempted as soon as the recoinage was completed' (NATM, 72), which is something of an overstatement: what Newton actually proposed was that the Scots 'be still allowed if her Majty pleases to use their ancient Method [...] untill the present recoinage of the moneys in Scotland shall be finished'.]

Letter to Allardes printed in NC, 7: 455, that to Prince George's treasurer in NC, 4: 480. Allardes duly used Newton's guidelines to produce the memorial now in PRO, T17/1, pp. 172-3.

[29]

Explains that the use of coal rather than charcoal in Scottish furnaces leads to a fiercer heat and hence a more rapid evaporation of the copper admixture. Proposes continuation of the traditional Scottish method [of adding a few grains of copper to the silver in the course of melting] of compensating for this.

Preceded by a holograph draft letter of 28 November 1706 from Newton to Prince George's Treasurer, ordering payment of £50 on the Prince's account to John Flamsteed for preparing his papers for the press [the Historia Cœlestis Britannica, printed 1707 and eventually published 1712].

On reverse: holograph draft of MINT00388 (Mint 19/1/187).

[30]

Printed in NC, 4: 503-5. Another copy (in the first person) in Mint 19/3/173, MINT00393.

[31]

Printed in NC, 7: 456-7.

[32]

Printed in NC, 7: 461. Le Clerk's petition copied in Mint 1/8.68, MINT01172.

[33]

Printed in NC, 4: 521-2. Partial draft, of the same date, in Mint 19/3/125, MINT00407. Another letter on the same subject, MINT00954. also on 188r, written below.

[34]

Printed in NC, 4: 521-2. Another letter on the same subject, MINT00953, also on 188r, written above.

[35]

Printed in NC, 5: 12-3.

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