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Sophie Charlotte von Hannover - Hans Caspar von Bothmer - 1702-5-11

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Sophie Charlotte von Hannover - Hans Caspar von Bothmer - 1702-5-11
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  6337
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AuthorAuthor of the document. Sophie Charlotte von Hannover
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Hans Caspar von Bothmer
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . May 11, 1702
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Berlin 52° 31' 1.34" N, 13° 23' 19.90" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Andrew Fountaine
LiteratureReference to literature. Küh 1905, p. 241, Callataÿ 2015a, p. 313-314, II.132, Burnett 2020b, p. 1601.3
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LanguageLanguage of the correspondence French
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-Lettre du 11 nov. 1702 (de Berlin) : « Milord Woodstock est ici comme un homme triomphant en bonne fortune. Toutes ses mines se rapportent à la bonne opinion qu’il a de sa beauté. Le chevalier Fontaine qui est avec lui ne fait pas tant de cas de la sienne. L’on le raille qu’il aime mieux voir une vieille médaille qu’une belle femme. Cela est cause qu’il raisonne aussi plus librement et a de l’esprit. Comme il est whig, il n’a pas bonne opinion du parlement qui va venir » (Küh 1905, p. 24; Callataÿ 2015, p. 313-314, II.13).

RemarksRemarks regarding the annotation. (fr)

[Mylord Woodstock is here as a triumphant man in good fortune. All his appearances are for the good opinion he has of his beauty. The Chevalier Fontaine who is with him does not make as much case of his own. He is mocked as preferring better to see an old medal than a pretty woman. This is due to the fact that he is thinking more freely and he is witty.] (Trans. F. de Callataӱ.) (fr)


  1. ^ Küh 1905 
  2. ^  Callataÿ, Fr. de (2015), “Sir Andrew Fountaine (1676-1753) and his early numismatic correspondence with Andreas Morell (1646-1703)”, in R. Bland and D. Calomino (eds.), Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett, London, p. 293-316.
  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.