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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Postcard addressed to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) concerning the sale of Bolivian Bar Gold to the New York Assay Office. Year unspecified.
Requesting James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) go to Richmond to open Alum Spring water.
A question concerning refining equipment.
M.F. Borzano asks James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) what the allowance of M&R wastage for base deposits is at the United States Mint. The letter is marked "Private." Booth did not reply.
A follow-up letter to the correspondence of February 17; James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) brought Borzano's difficulties to the attention of James Ross Snowden (1809-1878).
Reverend Davidson requests that James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) help to obtain a position at the United States Mint for a member of his congregation. Booth notes it is hopeless due to a glut of employees.
Campbell Morfit (1820-1897), a distinguished chemist from the United States, co-editor with James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) of the Encyclopedia of Chemistry (1850), writes to express a misgiving as to how the new post of Commissioner on International Coinage will be filled.
J. Lawrence Smith enquires about the process used in melting silver at the United States Mint.
Discusses the sale of Winfield property.
Howell Cobb (1815 - 1865), United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1857-1860, writes to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) responding to a statement made by Booth and praising his work with fusible alloys.
Robert B. Potts asks James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) about a position at the United States Mint for a family friend.
Concerns potential assay business.
A brief report to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) on events at the Mint during Booth's absence.
Henry M. Morfit (1793-1865) asks questions about the commercial value of cobalt ore. Morfit, a claims lawyer in Washington, D.C. and a political figure in the Andrew Jackson presidential administrations, appears to have served as go-between for his son, Campbell Morfit (1820-1897), and James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) in their efforts to interest the U.S. Mint in their process for refining gold.