Newton’s Mint Papers

Mint texts sorted by date

1.

Appointment of Edward Harley as keeper of the officers' diet [ie. caterer], succeeding Richard Millward.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/1/61, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00002

2.

Council orders to the Mint to supply a list of residents there not connected with the Mint, and to the Lieutenant of the Tower to hand over to the Mint the buildings claimed by it.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/436, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00801

3.

Royal warrant specifying the purpose and design of milled coin.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/278, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00736

4.

Royal warrant to the Lieutenant of the Tower.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/422, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00804

5.

Copy of royal warrant authorising wardens to pay Mint officers' extraordinary expenses arising from meetings relating to recoinage.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/1/15, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00103

6.

Royal warrant to the Mint wardens William Parkhurst and Anthony St Leger repeating the order to expel non-Mint personnel.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/420-21, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00805

7.

Royal warrant prescribing design of milled coin.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/279, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00737

8.

Unarranged fragments, mostly relating to the dispute with Leibniz

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3968, ff. 594r-619v, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: NATP00385

9.

Clerical copy of royal warrant allocating salaries to each post in the Mint.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/1/81-2, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00003

10.

'The intended Report of ye Councell of Trade to his Ex[cellen]cie ye Lord Leiut. & Councell of Ireland'.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/449-54, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00486

11.

The three commissioners invite tenders for melting from [Thomas] Thornton, the present melter, and Edward Robinson.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/1/193, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00004

12.

Appointment of Frances Harley as keeper of the officers' diet, succeeding her late husband Edward.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/1/75-6, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00005

13.

Copy of royal warrant authorising payment by the Treasury of coinage expenses despite the expiry of the Coinage Act.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/1/312, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00104

14.

Receipt for Mint documents and equipment.

Author: Philip Lloyd Warden

Source: MINT 19/1/26, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00006

15.

Report on the warden's duties.

Author: Mint commissioners

Source: MINT 19/1/13-14, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00007

16.

Appointment of Hannah Briggs as keeper of the officers' diet.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/1/73-4, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00008

17.

Warrant of the Earl of Rochester to the warden's agents to take inventories of the possessions of people arrested for false coining and deliver these to the warden.

Author: Laurence Hyde 1st Earl of Rochester

Source: MINT 19/1/426-7, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00833

18.

Similar but less elaborate printed reckoner for bullion values, without the compiler's name.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/178-9, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00349

19.

Printed ready-reckoner, compiled by George Brown, of the value in sterling silver of varying finenesses of bullion (for the use of merchants supplying bullion to the Mint) (Edinburgh, 1687).

Author: George Brown

Source: MINT 19/3/10, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00348

20.

Receipt for Mint documents and equipment.

Author: Benjamin Overton

Source: MINT 19/1/282, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00009

21.

John Whitfield's Letter to Isaac Newton and "H. H."'s [Humphrey Hanwell's?] Letter to William Chaloner

Author: John Whitfield

Source: MINT 15/17/129, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT01382

22.

Extract from [previous master] Thomas Neale's indenture.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/422-3, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00010

23.

Royal warrant prescribing design of coin.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/272, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00738

24.

Personal expenses of previous warden Benjamin Overton for the year ending 6 February 1690 [= 1691] for a warrant to deal with clippers and for being made a J.P. for Middlesex, Westminster, Essex, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hertford, with a memorandum in Newton's hand.

Author: Benjamin Overton

Source: MINT 19/1/18, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00106

25.

'Act of parliament anent the Mint'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/14, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00350

[1]

Another clerical copy in PRO, Mint 1/1, pp. 141-2.

[2]

Everyone living between the two gates of the Mint but not connected with it is to be expelled at once (previous orders to this effect having been disregarded).

[3]

John Wallis, weigher, is to be paid £16 p.a. rent for life out of the Mint's profits for his house in the Mint, and Thomas and John Woodward, assayers, the same for their house, these buildings being required for other staff.

[4] 16 ff.

[5]

in French, English and Latin

[6]

Statistics of Irish land, housing, cattle, total wealth, coin and population. Ends by citing a speech made by Sir Thomas Roe in 1640 advising against raising the value of coin in Ireland.

[7] Magdalena Wharton , the late warden's widow

[8] Treasurer

[9] Owen Wynn

[10]

[Copies of the full indenture in PRO, C66/3325 and E351/2103, calendared in Challis, History, 748.]

[11]

[Craig, NATM, 20, takes these to be Newton's own accounts and the date 1690 to be a slip for 1696, but the document reads unequivocally '6th of ffebr 1689 to the 6th ffebr 1690'. The suggestion that the accounts are Overton's is taken from Westfall, 570, n.65.]

[12]

Printed in NC, 4: 217 (which follows Craig's misdating of 1696).

[13]

Extract of legislation raising poundage at Edinburgh from 18 to 20 Scottish pounds per stone weight of silver.

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