James Booth Papers
James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) was Melter & Refiner at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. The James Booth papers are held by the Science History Institute in Philadelphia and the numismatic portions are presented here, courtesy of Science History Institute. Newman Numismatic Portal sponsored the digitization of this material in 2021.
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Letter from James C. Booth to an unidentified "sir"
James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) comments on the subject of silver containing selenium. Letter relates to a set of correspondence from the New York Assay Office. Dated after 1849, before 1887.
Method of operating in the Melter and Refiner's Department of the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia
Description of operating procedures at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. Dated after 1849, before 1887.
Report, "No. of ounces of pure silver in disks of different diameters and of one inch thickness"
Tabulation of data reporting the number of ounces of pure silver in disks of different diameters and of one inch thickness. Dated after 1849, before 1887.
Report on the fineness of copper
Tabulation of data on the fineness of copper (i.e. weight of copper in proportion to the total weight of the metal including impurities and alloy base metals.) Dated after 1849, before 1887.
Confidential letter from Richard McCulloh to James Curtis Booth
Letter marked "confidential" discussing business of the United States Mint. Richard S. McCulloh (1818-1894) studied chemistry in Philadelphia with James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) from 1838 to 1839. From 1846 to 1849 he worked for the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.