Humfrey Wanley - 1723-10-23

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Humfrey Wanley, 1723/10/23

Humfrey Wanley - 1723-10-23
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  15897
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. Lansdowne MS 772, f.20b
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. John Covel, Robert Harley, Patrick Kennedy
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: day - month - year . October 23, 1723
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Collection Sale
LiteratureReference to literature. Wright - Wright 1966, vol. 2, p. 2611, Burnett 2020b, p. 5902
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'Mr Kenneday a Dealer in Medals came, inquiring after Dr Sorell who (he say’s) intends to Sell Dr Covels Medals this Winter: Mr Kenneday would therefore view them first, &c. I found also that he is willing to furnish my Lord with old Medals, I suppose as cheaply as he ha’s dealt by others. I shewed him that my Lord hath some already, & is partly in Treaty with Dr Sorell, although he may not intend to complete his Collection just now.' (BL, Lansdowne MS 772, f.20b; Wright - Wright 1966, vol. 2, p. 261; Burnett 2020b, p. 590)


  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.