Catalogue Entry: MINT00364

Letter from Newton to the Treasury requesting a warrant for check weights to be sent to Edinburgh

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/64, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]

Notes

[Note on dating: NC gives 5 June 1707, which it says is the date of the copy in the Royal Mint Record Books Mint 1/8, p. 144, but there is no such copy. There is, however, a similar but considerably longer request from the Mint Board to the Treasury, also mentioning trial pieces and details of the Edinburgh master's indenture, in Mint 1/8, p. 143, dated 2 June 1707.]

Printed in NC, 4: 494.

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