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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 12-061

National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection

Curatorial Records, circa 1983-1996

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: circa 1983-1996
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 12-061
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of research material created and compiled by Richard G. Doty in preparation for his book, "The Soho Mint & The Industrialization of Money." Published in 1998 by the National Museum of American History in association with Spink & Son and the British Numismatic Society, the book documents the lives and work of Matthew Boulton, Matthew Robinson Boulton, and James Watt in the creation and business of the Soho Mint in Birmingham, England. The mint began with steam-powered machines that could mass produce unforgeable copper coinage and moved on to exporting its coins and technology across the globe. While conducting research, Doty would record himself reading correspondence and other documents aloud. Later he would make transcripts from the recordings. Materials include book manuscripts; research notes; copies of archival materials; and transcripts of correspondence and other documents with annotations.

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This accession consists of research material created and compiled by Richard G. Doty in preparation for his book, "The Soho Mint & The Industrialization of Money." Published in 1998 by the National Museum of American History in association with Spink & Son and the British Numismatic Society, the book documents the lives and work of Matthew Boulton, Matthew Robinson Boulton, and James Watt in the creation and business of the Soho Mint in Birmingham, England. The mint began with steam-powered machines that could mass produce unforgeable copper coinage and moved on to exporting its coins and technology across the globe. While conducting research, Doty would record himself reading correspondence and other documents aloud. Later he would make transcripts from the recordings. Materials include book manuscripts; research notes; copies of archival materials; and transcripts of correspondence and other documents with annotations.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-061, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Denmark, 1796-1816

Box 1 of 4

East India Company coinage, including Ceylon, 1795-1801 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

East India Company coinage, including Ceylon, 1802-1832 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Bombay Mint, 1808-1824

Box 1 of 4

Bombay Mint, July 1824-1845 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Russia, 1765-1798

Box 1 of 4

Russia, 1799-1802

Box 1 of 4

Russia, 1803-1805

Box 1 of 4

Russia, 1806-1833

Box 1 of 4

Regal Coinage, 1782-1789 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Regal Coinage, 1790-1797

Box 2 of 4

Regal Coinage, 1798-1801 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Regal Coinage, 1802-1804 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Regal Coinage, 1805-1818 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Soho I, 1784-1789 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Soho II, 1789-1791 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Soho III, 1790-1798 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Royal Mint, 1782-1803

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Royal Mint, 1804-1806

Box 3 of 4

Royal Mint, 1807-1835

Box 3 of 4

Calcutta, 1794-1822 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Calcutta, 1823-1834

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous research materials, 1787-1833 (4 folders)

Box 3 of 4

National Archives - United States Mint Letterbooks, 1795-1824

Box 3 of 4

Book manuscript - Chapter 6: India (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Book manuscript - Corrections (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4