Joseph Addison - George Stepney - 1702-11

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Joseph Addison, Vienna

Joseph Addison - George Stepney - 1702-11
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  16270
InstitutionName of Institution.
InventoryInventory number.
AuthorAuthor of the document. Joseph Addison
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. George Stepney
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . November 1702
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Vienna 48° 12' 30.07" N, 16° 22' 21.02" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature. Addison 17261, Graham 1941, pp. 35-6, letter 302, Burnett 2020b, p. 8433
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Book
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'I take the Liberty to send you the Beginning of a work that I told you I had some disign of publishing at my Return into England. I have wrote it since my being at Vienna in hopes that it might have ye advantage of your correction. I cant hope that one who is so well acquainted with ye persons of the greatest modern princes should find any pleasure in discourse on ye faces of such as made a figure in the world above a thousand years agoe. You will see however that I have endeavour’d to treat my subject, that is in itself very bare of ornaments, as divertingly as I coud.' (Graham 1941, pp. 35-6, letter 30; Burnett 2020b, p. 843)


  1. ^  Addison, Joseph (1726), Dialogues upon the usefulness of Ancient Medals. Especially in relation to the Latin and Greek Poets, London.
  2. ^  Graham, W. (ed.)(1941) The Letters of Joseph Addison, 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.