Curatorial Records,
circa 1983-1996

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 12-061
Creators:
National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection
Dates:
circa 1983-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-061, National Museum of American History, National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Boulton, Matthew Robinson, 1770-1842 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doty, Richard G. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watt, James, 1736-1819 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boulton, Matthew, 1728-1809 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soho Mint (Birmingham, England) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
British Numismatic Society Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spink & Son Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Soho Mint & The Industrialization of Money (Monograph). 1998. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coinage Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coins Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mints Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum publications. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Numismatics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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