James West - Thomas Hearne - 1733-10-17

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James West

James West - Thomas Hearne - 1733-10-17
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  7078
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Rawl. letters 27c fol. 3345
AuthorAuthor of the document. James West
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Thomas Hearne
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . October 17, 1733
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire
LiteratureReference to literature.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Library , Coin Cabinet (security), Collection Price , Fire
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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-Lettre du 17 octobre 1733 (sans lieu): The Prints tell us that on Tuesday morning Oct. 16, a fire broke out in the stately house of the Duke of Devonshire, in Piccadilly, Westminster, by the carelessness of the workmen, who had been employed all the summer to repair and beautify it at the expense of 40,000 l. [ [I suppose it should be 4,000 l.] ] and entirely destroyed it, but his Grace’s Library, Cabinet of Rarities, Pictures, Plate and Jewels valued at 100,000 l. were saved. However the damage is computed at 10 or 15,000 l. I was told also of the same dismal fire in a letter from Mr. West of the 17th from the Inner Temple, who added that most of the pictures & medals he heard were saved, and a pretty many of the books, & that it was occasioned by a Joyner’s Prentice leaving a pot of glue on the fire. (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawl. letters 27c fol. 3345).