Joseph Addison - Edward Wortley - 1701-08-07

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Joseph Addison - Edward Wortley - 1701-08-07
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  16267
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Ballard 20, f.38
AuthorAuthor of the document. Joseph Addison
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Edward Wortley
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . August 7, 1701
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Rome 41° 53' 35.95" N, 12° 28' 58.56" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature. Graham 1941, pp. 29-30, letter 241, Burnett 2020b, p. 8422
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Roman
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'But among all these Inconveniencys the greatest I suffer is from Your Departure wch is more Afflicting to me than the Canicule. I am forc’d for want of better company to converse mostly with pictures statues and Medals: for You must know I deal very much in Ancient Coins and can count out a Sum in Sesterces with as much Ease as in pounds sterling. I am a great Critic in Rust and can tell you ye Age of it at first sigh[t.] I am only in some danger of losing my Acquaintance with our English money, for at present I am much more used to ye Roman.' (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ballard 20, f.38; Graham 1941, pp. 29-30, letter 24; Burnett 2020b, p. 842)


  1. ^  Graham, W. (ed.)(1941) The Letters of Joseph Addison, Oxford, Clarendon Press.
  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.