Beaupré Bell - Samuel Pegge - 1742-8-12

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Beaupré Bell - Samuel Pegge - 1742-8-12
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  1598
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Eng. letters d. 45, f° 139-142
AuthorAuthor of the document. Beaupré Bell
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Samuel Pegge
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . August 12, 1742
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Joseph Addison, Louis Jobert, Martin Folkes
LiteratureReference to literature. Jobert - Bimard 17391, Burnett 2020b, p. 3912
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Book
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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-Lettre du 12 août 1742 (sans lieu): He sends P. an old English coin with a copy and explanation of the legend. It was found in a stone coffin in his cathedral. He advises P. how to seal a letter, for P. has such a «crambo» way of doubling up and sealing his letters that B. loses «half of what you write in opening it.» He praises the study of ancient medals as an agreeable part of knowledge. Of the books P. had mentioned he thinks the Addison very pretty but drawn up to display his classical learning, and lacking in substance. The other book «La science des Médailles» is an excellent introductory note. He continues on the subject of medals and coins. Folkes is referred to. (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. letters d. 45, f° 139-142).


  1. ^  Jobert, Louis (1739), La science des médailles antiques et modernes pour l’instruction des personnes qui s’appliquent à les connaître. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée considérablement par l’Auteur avec quelques nouvelles découvertes faites dans cette science, Paris, 2 vol. De Bure.
  2. ^  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.