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Benedict Leonard Calvert - Thomas Hearne - 1719-1-24

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Benedict Leonard Calvert - Thomas Hearne - 1719-1-24
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2144
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Rawl. letters 4, f° 350
AuthorAuthor of the document. Benedict Leonard Calvert
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Thomas Hearne
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . January 24, 1719
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Hans Sloane
LiteratureReference to literature.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  bookseller, local finds, price, collection, roman
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia con=Hill in Windsor Forest&baseurl=/forms/advanced&start=0&type=advanced&numFound=1
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-Lettre du 24 janvier 1719 (sans lieu) : B.L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 1). ‘The observations in my Survey of Rochester, which you are pleased to term curious, were no other then what I could retrieve by recollecting y e notes committed with more care and exactness to my pocket Volume. Yesterday I accidently went into Tooke y e Bookseller’s shop, when a Countryman, loaded with ancientry, was exposing them to the view of the family.’ Account of spur, sword, head of battle-axe, lamp, trumpet, Roman coins and medals, dug up at St. Leonard’s Hill in Windsor Forest. ‘Sir Hans Sloane has offered him 10 Guineas. I would have purchas’d the Coyns of him, judging them to be the möst Valuable part on his new Acquisition. But he would not part with them without the whole.’ (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawl. letters 4, f° 350).