Browne Willis - John Bettesworth - 1734-10-25

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Browne Willis - John Bettesworth - 1734-10-25
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14208
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 . October 25, 1734
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. John Conduitt
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, p. 16541
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Gold , British Coins
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'I make bold to trouble you with a question which I humbly pray a line to. You was so generous as to give me hopes by your Interest with Mr Conduit Warden of the Mint you wd try to get mee some of the Broad gold when you traffickt for yr self – Tis now grown so scarce a Commodity that not one piece is to be seen or heard of in the country. If you have been so good \as to think of me/ I shall be exceedingly obliged and will if you Honour me with a line forthwith send up the purchase of them. I greatly want the smallest peices of all of Edwd the 6 & some of King James & K Charles’s Gold in better preservation as well as some particular peices.'

(Gloucestershire Archives, D340a/C35; Burnett 2020b, p. 1654)


  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.