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Bullion Department, Copy Letters

VII/17/0-23, 24 volumes

The letters in this series give a useful account of the work of the Royal Mint Refinery and cover the period of the acquisition by New Court of an interest in Rand Mines Ltd. Much of the correspondence signed on behalf of the firm acknowledges the receipt of bullion from foreign banks. Occasional letters from Charles Rothschild, the member of the family with special interest in the Refinery at the time, relate to mining interests in South Africa and Australia. Some of the letters discuss various refining methods. During the war period, the letter books begin to run concurrently. Volume 15 contains the same general range of letters as the preceding volumes in the series; volume 16 is confined to brief acknowledgements of sums received, including many from the Ministry of Munitions, and all emanating from the Refinery. Volume 17 is entirely concerned with war service and exemptions of Refinery staff. Volumes 22 and 23 contain copies of accounts of sales and are headed "Advices to Bank of England of Gold Sales."

List of available records

1890-1894 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 2 Oct 1890-24 Apr 1894 VII/17/0
1894-1899 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 2 May 1894-8 Dec 1899 VII/17/1
1897-1901 Bullion Department: American Bullion Dept.: Letter Copy Book: 19 Nov 1897-20 June 1901 VII/17/2
1899-1902 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 13 Dec 1899-7 Jul 1902 VII/17/3
1902-1905 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 11 Jul 1902-2 Jun 1905 VII/17/4
1904-1905 Bullion Department: Mexican Silver Letter Copy Book: 29 Dec 1904-29 Dec 1905 VII/17/5
1905 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 2 Jan 1905-4 Dec 1905 VII/17/6
1905-1907 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 5 Dec 1905-4 Apr 1907 VII/17/7
1907-1908 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 9 Apr 1907-27 Nov 1908 VII/17/8
1908-1910 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 27 Nov 1908-5 Jul 1910 VII/17/9
1910-1912 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 6 Jul 1910-12 Jul 1912 VII/17/10
1912-1914 [Special Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 22 Jan 1912-3 Feb 1914] VII/17/12
1912-1914 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 12 Jul 1912-11 May 1914 VII/17/11
1913-1916 Special Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 18 Jul 1913-1 Aug 1916 VII/17/13
1914-1916 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 11 May 1914-23 Aug 1916 VII/17/14
1915-1918 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 30 Aug 2015-20 Feb 1918 VII/17/17
1916-1918 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 24 Aug 1916-25 Jan 1918 VII/17/16
1916-1919 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 12 Jun 1916-14 Aug 1919 VII/17/15
1918-1919 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 26 Jun 1918-8 Dec 1919 VII/17/18
1919-1920 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 15 Aug 1919-16 Aug 1920 VII/17/21
1920 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 15 Jul 1920-14 Oct 1920 VII/17/19
1920 Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book: 15 Oct 1920-31 Dec 1920 VII/17/20
1920-1921 [Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book]: Daily Advice to Bank of England of Gold Sales: Aug 1920-May 1922 VII/17/22
1922-1924 [Bullion Department: Letter Copy Book]: Daily Advice to Bank of England of Gold Sales: May 1922-Apr 1924 VII/17/23