Browne Willis - John Bettesworth - 1733-05-19

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Browne Willis

Browne Willis - John Bettesworth - 1733-05-19
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14205
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 19, 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. Willis 17331, Burnett 2020b, pp. 1653, 1255 n. 7312
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Hoard , Gold
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'I workt hard & drew up what is on the other side this morning [Part of the letter is a draft of his A Table of the old Coins of the Kings of England, not quite as printed in 1733]. It requires more time & thought & to see more Cabinets than I have gone thro: tho: I have penciled down every thing, & where I see what I remark. I am very glad you have got Mr Welham’s Hoard, I hope besides what I viewed you will get the other Gold peices – I fancy I could \to good advantage/ chaffer any duplicates – you had abt 12 pretty peices. I observed the Portcullis Crown of Eliz: was one but there were others I should better prize – I heartily hope it may be in my power to help good Dr Bettesworth in any respect & shew my gratitude.'

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


  1. ^  Willis, Browne (1733) A Table of the Gold Coins of the Kings of England. By B. W. Esq; a Member of the Society of Antiquaries, London.
  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.