John Arbuthnot - Jonathan Swift - c.1726-09-20

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John Arbuthnot

John Arbuthnot - Jonathan Swift - c.1726-09-20
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14632
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. Add MS 4805
AuthorAuthor of the document. John Arbuthnot
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Jonathan Swift
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . September 20, 1726
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Jacob Tonson
LiteratureReference to literature. Arbuthnot 17271, Williams 1963, vol. 3, pp. 247-82, Burnett 2020b, p. 16273
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Book Subscription
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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'I beleive yow did not gett receipts for your subscribers, which they ought to have had, however I shall Lodge the names with Mr Tonson that they may call for the books.' (BL, Add MS 4805; Williams 1963, vol. 3, pp. 247-8; Burnett 2020b, p. 1627)


  1. ^  Arbuthnot, John (1727), Tables of Ancient Coins, Weights and Measures, Explain'd and Exemplify'd in Several Dissertations, J. Tonson, London.
  2. ^  Williams, H.H. (ed.)(1963-65) The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, 5 vols, Oxford, Clarendon Press.
  3. ^  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.