William Hunter - Jean-Jacques Barthélemy - 1776-10-6

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William Hunter - Jean-Jacques Barthélemy - 1776-10-6
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  6412
InstitutionName of Institution. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France
InventoryInventory number. Ms. N. acq. fr. 501, f° 32
AuthorAuthor of the document. William Hunter
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Jean-Jacques Barthélemy
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . October 6, 1776
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Windmill Street (London) 51° 31' 8.98" N, 0° 7' 58.73" W
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Joseph Pellerin, Louis XV of France, Matthew Duane
LiteratureReference to literature. Sarmant 2003, p. 280, note 601
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  collection sale, duplicates, exchange, catalogue
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

-Lettre du 6 octobre 1776 (de Windmill Sheet) : après l’achat de la collection Pellerin:« We understand that you always keep your duplicate medals for exchanging occasionally the more effectually to enrich the King’s Cabinet […] Here too,from the union of Mr Duane’s collection, which you know was great, with mine, which was considerable, there are a number of duplicates, the greater part of which will be sold this winter, and some will be reserved for exchange. Presuming that it will not be desagreable to you, I take the liberty of transmitting to you two small lists. The first list is of few valuable medals which I can give in exchange. The second list is of such medals as I should chose to receive in exchange. If you will take the trouble to tell me which are those, if any, that you would wish to haveand which of the second list you can give, I shall take care to reserve accordingly » (Paris, BnF, Ms. N. acq. fr. 501, f° 32 ; Sarmant 2003, p. 280, note 60).

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  1. ^  Sarmant, Th. (2003), La République des médailles. Numismates et collections numismatiques à Paris du Grand Siècle au Siècle des Lumières, Paris.