John Byrom - Robert Thyer - 1735-01-28

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John Byrom, Abingdon's Coffeehouse

John Byrom - Robert Thyer - 1735-01-28
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14758
InstitutionName of Institution.
InventoryInventory number.
AuthorAuthor of the document. John Byrom
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Robert Thyer
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . January 28, 1735
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Abingdon's Coffeehouse The following coordinate was not recognized: Geocoding failed.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Thomas Hesketh
LiteratureReference to literature. Parkinson 1854-1857, vol. I.2, pp. 562-41, Burnett 2020b, p. 1635-62
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Numismatic Erudition , Coin Sale
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'If Mr Hesketh has really a mind to have my medals, I shall send you [such] an account of them as I can, for indeed I don’t understand them, but will not part with them without a valuable consideration; they will not spoil with keeping. He saw those I had at Manchester, which were fair and rare, and I have a good many more here, but such very entire ones are but here and there among ’em; I have not yet looked at them since I came. He is a sort of a connoisseur, and if he has a skill therein, should be glad to know at what rate he would desire to purchase, for I design to part with them when opportunity offers, but I cannot pretend to set a price on them till further information.'

(Parkinson 1854-1857, vol. I.2, pp. 562-4; Burnett 2020b, p. 1635-6)

RemarksRemarks regarding the annotation. (en)

Hesketh died on 18 April 1735. Presumably the transaction was not completed. (en)


  1. ^  Parkinson, R. (ed.)(1854-7) The private journal and literary remains of John Byrom, Chetham Society 32, 34, 40, 44, Manchester.
  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.