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Tolcher, Henry: letter (1720)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL216
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Tolcher, Henry: letter (1720)
Date(s): 1720
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Tolcher | Henry | 1688-1779 | goldsmith and mayor of Plymouth


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Tolcher was born in Plymouth and spent most of his life in the town. He qualified as a goldsmith in 1711 and became a freeman of Plymouth in 1721. Subsequently he held several public offices, including becoming Lord Mayor of Plymouth in 1738 and 1768.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Henry Tolcher of Plymouth to 'Most honble. Lord' [Peter King, Chief Justice of Common Pleas], 2 Sep 1720. Suggesting that 'unless a speedy method is taken to prevent the melting of the silver coin of this kingdom it is very likely that its scarcity so much of late complain'd of will be follow'd by a totall consumption of the same ... not less than fifty pounds sterling is to be gott by melting a thousand pounds of English silver coin which is easyly effectected [sic] and with security by almost any person in the space of an hour or two'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Myers and Co, 1956.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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