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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Henry Barton
Date:
[16 March 1853]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0081; Reel 1054
Summary:

Instructions for collecting 'Gold and Silver sweep' from coining and melting rooms and arranging annual sale of 'sweep and old stores' at end of March.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Henry Barton
Date:
[16 May 1853]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0082; Reel 1054
Summary:

Instructions for melting gold and silver and casting coins.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Henry Barton
Date:
[25 May 1853]
Source of text:
DMC.695A.885.18
Summary:

Gives instructions for the provision of certain kinds of metal bars for Mint use.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Henry Barton
Date:
[2 January 1854]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0676.2; Reel 1089
Summary:

Make arrangements with Robert Mushet to transfer Mr. Hill Jr. to duty in Coining department under direction of W. T. Brande.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Henry Barton
Date:
[21 November 1854]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0711; Reel 1089
Summary:

Recent gold from Bank of England exhibits unusual properties in melting. Add 0.0005 extra alloy to each ingot.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Henry Barton
Date:
[7 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0512.2; Reel 1093
Summary:

Expects difficulty with wages listed for Patrick Shanahan and one other worker at Mint. Find documents that authorized JH to pay additional overtime wages during coinage pressure of last two years.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[7 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0044.1; Reel 1062
Summary:

Delayed paying [W. O.] Young until JH approves papers on Hannibal claim [for ship's salvage].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[7 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0044.2; Reel 1062
Summary:

Encloses two Mint documents relating to wages for Patrick Shanahan and another worker. JH failed to return papers on Hannibal claim.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[10 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0045.1; Reel 1087
Summary:

In JH's report on state of Crimean Medal to Lord Panmure [Fox Maule], be aware that Benjamin Wyon may not have working dies ready when promised.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[10 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0045.2; Reel 1087
Summary:

Sends letter from Mr. Roberts, memo on silver, and other papers. R. F. Suft ordered boxes to be made.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[12 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0046; Reel 1087
Summary:

Policy on adding alloy to gold coins. Reviews JH's instructions for WB during JH's absence. Hopes JH will heal. Should WB hunt up G. Baillie again regarding Ceylon coinage?

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[16 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0047; Reel 1087
Summary:

E. L. J. Ridsdale is qualified for Assay office and will return on probation. Production [of Crimean medal]. Distribution of copper coins. Hopes JH's health is improving.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[17 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0048; Reel 1087
Summary:

New details of gold shipment to Australia aboard vessel Hannibal. Will order more copper from Hays & Son for use as gold alloy at Sydney branch mint.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[29 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0049; Reel 1087
Summary:

Sudden appointment of Thomas Graham to succeed JH as Master of Mint. Told C. E. Trevelyan that WB should have been considered. Details of gold shipment to Australia aboard Hannibal. Conflict with Lord Panmure [Fox Maule] over Crimean Medal. Report that Queen has approved Kaffir medal ribbon, but War department lost Benjamin Wyon's wax model for medal.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[31 March 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0050; Reel 1087
Summary:

Mint business. Should WB continue to intervene in hunt for Benjamin Wyon's model [of Kaffir medal lost at War Department]? Still no official letter of Queen's approval for Kaffir Medal.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 April 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0051; Reel 1087
Summary:

Sends Mint accounts of last three months for JH's approval. Mr. Ramsay [War Department] still silent on disappearance of Benjamin Wyon's model for Kaffir Medal. Will ask Lord Panmure [Fox Maule] for permission to have Wyon make medal from new model not approved by Queen. Has not yet seen JH's successor, Thomas Graham.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Henry Barton
Date:
[5 April 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0083.2; Reel 1054
Summary:

Signs and returns Mint accounts. Notes that two are missing.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1 May 1855]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0052; Reel 1087
Summary:

Final pay approved for JH. Thomas Graham has not yet received full authority [as JH's successor]. Production of Crimean Medal. No success in finding Benjamin Wyon's model of Kaffir Medal in War Department. Encloses reply from Philadelphia Mint regarding new weighing machine. Shipment of copper to Sydney branch mint. Cost of producing Kaffir ribbon. Wyon's dies are breaking.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 August 1857]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.297
Summary:

Thanks for the gift of the book. Regarding some financial affairs of JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Barton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[26 August 1858]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.298
Summary:

Regarding the financial affairs of JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project