Browne Willis - John Bettesworth - 1733-05-09

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Browne Willis - John Bettesworth - 1733-05-09
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14202
InstitutionName of Institution. Gloucestershire Archives
InventoryInventory number. D340a/C35
AuthorAuthor of the document. Browne Willis
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. John Bettesworth
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . May 9, 1733
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Thomas Welham
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, pp. 1653, 1255 n. 7311
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Coin Collection , Coin Price
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'… I hope you have had yr Coins home, & shall rejoyce if I can help you finish so good a Beginning. I gave this day a Guinea for a Portculis Crown of Queen Elizabeth. Persons are Idly Extravagant & there is no coming at particular peices but on such Terms. I was last night with a Clubb of Antiquaries, but I said nothing abt Mr Welham’s collection, & am exceedingly enjoyed they are got into yr good hands, & I pray you to secure \all the rest of/ the Gold. I can in May 20th get half a crown for every thing before James the Firsts Time.'

(Gloucestershire Archives, D340a/C35; Burnett 2020b, p. 1653)


  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.