Humfrey Wanley - 1721-12-21

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Humfrey Wanley, 1721/12/21

Humfrey Wanley - 1721-12-21
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  16076
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. Lansdowne MS 771, f.50b
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
AuthorAuthor of the document. Humfrey Wanley
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Edmund Gibson
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: day - month - year . December 21, 1721
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Chinese , Gold
LiteratureReference to literature. Wright - Wright 1966, p. 1261, Burnett 2020b, p. 6662
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'Mr Gibson came hither, & held me long in Discourse about books, at home & abroad; & dd to me a Piece of Chinese Gold, which belong’s to a Lady who would have 3 Guineas for it.' (British Library, Lansdowne MS 771, f.50b; Wright - Wright 1966, p. 126; Burnett 2020b, p. 666)


  1. ^  Wright, C.E. & R.C. Wright (eds.)(1966) The Diary of Humfrey Wanley, 1715-1726, 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.