Sir Richard Martin: Treatise on the Reorganisation of the Mint

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Richard Martin (1534-1617), goldsmith, was appointed warden of the Mint in 1560, and held the appointment until around 1595. He was also Master of the Mint, 1581-1617, and Lord Mayor of London, 1589 and 1594.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Christie's, 15th March 1995 (Bute Library sale).


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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Alternative Form Available

Copies of the treatise can be found in the British Library (Harl. MS.6364, Lansdowne MS.706, Add.MS.41613).