Report on the state of coinage in Barcelona

Scope and Content

Manuscript report entitled 'A State of the Coynage in Barcelona', [1714], with a note that 'This paper was attested upon oath before the Commissioners of Accounts the 14th day of May 1714 by Mr. [John] Mead'. The remainder of the volume comprises a printed copy of the answer of James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope, to allegations concerning his financial administration as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in Catalonia during 1708, and contains manuscript annotations in Stanhope's hand.

Administrative / Biographical History

The report relates to the enquiry into the financial administration of James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope, as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in Catalonia in 1708, in particular to the recoining of silver sent to Spain from Italy during the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bound in a Goldsmiths' Library volume lettered 'Stanhope - Answer to Report of Commissioners sent into Spain' (1714). (G.L. Cat 5160). It is possible that this volume was owned by Lord Stanhope.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

7½" x 4½"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.