Ainsworth 1719-1720 by Thomas Birch

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Robert Ainsworth, London, 1719

Ainsworth 1719-1720 by Thomas Birch
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14448
TitleTitel of the book. Monumenta Vetustatis Kempiana. Ex vetustis scriptoribus illustrata, eosque vicissim illustrantia; In duas Partes divisa
AuthorAuthor of the document. Robert Ainsworth
Printer or PublisherPrinter or Publisher of the publication. 
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: day - month - year . 1719
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. 678 D 25
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. London 51° 30' 26.80" N, 0° 7' 39.96" W
AnnotatorName of Person who annotated. Thomas Birch
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. John Kemp, Jean Gailhard, George Carteret, Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Winchilsea, John Granville
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, pp. 376, 940, 1527, 12381
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Coin Collection , Collection Sale , Collection Price
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

A note written in this copy of Ainsworth 1719-1720 reads

'Tho. Birch Martii 16 1754 The greatest part of this Collection of Mr Kemp had been made by Mr John Gaillard, who had been Governor to George the first Lord Carteret, created so 19 Oct 1681 & sold them to his Ld. for an annuity of 200 £. After the death of the Lord which happened 22 Sept 1695, Mr Kemp bought a considerable part of the collection, during the minority of John Lord Carteret, now Earl of Granville.
This Remark was made by Heneage Earl of Winchelsea who saw many of the things in the possession of Mr Gaillard at Angers in France in the Year 1676, and afterwards much increas’d at Paris in 1683.
Mr Kemp’s Collection was sold by Auction at the Phoenix Tavern in Pall Mall on Thursday the 23rd, 24th, 25th, & 27th of March 1721, in 293 Articles, & the Amount of the Sale was £1090:8s:6d'


  1. ^  Burnett, Andrew M. (2020), The Hidden Treasures of this Happy Land. A History of Numismatics in Britain from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, BNS Special Publ. No 14 = RNS Special Publ. No 58, London, Spink & Son.