Compilation of transcribed documents relating to the Royal Mint ex library of John Warrington Rogers

Object Title

Compilation of transcribed documents relating to the Royal Mint ex library of John Warrington Rogers

Compilation of transcribed documents relating to the Royal Mint ex library of John Warrington Rogers

Date

1662-1738

Reference

TOL MINT [2]

Level

Item

Scope and Content

Bound 18th century (c. 1780 ?)

Leather bound book with 2 silver clasps containing handwritten transcription of documents relating to the royal Mint in the 17th and 18th centuries. The inside cover bears the bookplate of John Warrington Rogers, MA Oxon, Middle Temple., Pages numbered in pencil (later addition?) - 18 blank sheets (but ruled in red); Translation of the Mint Charter p.1 - 52 +2 initial pages(unnumbered); p.53-55 numbered but unwritten on;, p.56 - 241 - Indenture between George III and Sir Sloane Cadogan, 28th November 1770 re the working of the Mint; A schedule or Table of the Fees and Salaries of the Officers of his Majesty's Mint within the Tower of London payable to & by the Warden (to whit); A Schedule or Table of the Fees and Salaries of the Offices of his Majesty's Mint within the Tower of London payable to and by the Master and Worker. Vizt., p.233[sic] - 251 Wart. for Coining British Copper - Queen Caroline in the King's name - to John Conduit Master & Worker of His Maiestys Mint, from Hon Richd.Arundell, 17th August 1738. 61 blank pages (ruled in red).

Extent

1 volume

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

6 1/4 in. x 4 in bound manuscript book. Red morocco gilt binding, with narrow floral border and outer border of geometric blocks including simple flower head. Spine with 5 raised bands, gitl rectangle between each, quartered diagonally, with 3 petalled flower and leaves mirrored in top and bottom 1/4; foliate scroll mirrored in other 2. Book secured shut by two silver clasps with cusped edges. Gilt edges to pages. Marbled end papers.&&&Pencilled page numbers added in top right hand corner of written pages - slight hiccough (see above - noing. finishes 242, no noing. then resumes 233). Page between 33-34 and 101-102 removed; p.53-55 blank.&&&Each blank page has red margins drawn in 10mm header and footer, 10mm + 20mm margin (l.h) 17mm(r.h)margin. First 8 double pages have no double left hand page margin.