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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Table (copy) of Charges on Bullion Deposited at the United States Mint at Philadelphia and Assay Office New York Under the Provisions of the Coinage Act of 1873
James Curtis Booth's (1810-1888) copy of a document noting the charges associated with various products and processes provided by the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the New York Assay Office. Includes a description of services and a list of regulations. The document is signed by H. R. Linderman (1825-1879), Director of the United States Mint, and William A. Richardson (1821-1896), Secretary of the Treasury.
Letter from James (Blancy?) to James Curtis Booth
Letter from a Mr. James (Blancy) to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888). Blancy enquires of Booth if his son might observe the smelting and refining operations at the United States Mint.
Letter from S. B. Kiernan to James Curtis Booth
S. B. Kiernan writes to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) for advice as to the reliability of a private mint.
Letter from C. Carranza to James Curtis Booth
C. Carranza follows up from S. B. Kiernan's letter to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) of June 30th to request information concerning the reliability of a private mint.
Letter (copy) from H.R. Linderman to James Pollock
James Curtis Booth's (1810-1888) copy of a letter from H.R. Linderman (1825-1879), who was appointed as superintendent of the United States Mint in April 1873, to James Pollock, the former director of the Mint. Linderman notes recommendations by one Prof. Rodgers concerning assaying and reporting of silver ingots for coinage.
Letter from J. H. Gautier & Co. to James Curtis Booth
A representative of J. H. Gautier & Co. writes to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) to offer their services for the care of "any [cent?] or sold coinage." Booth notes that he has answered the letter on October 21.