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Volumes of reference works bearing manuscript inscriptions indicating that they were kept at the Royal Mint Refinery, or volumes known to have been used in the offices of the refinery.

The Royal Mint: Annual Reports, 1870-1975

000/1751, 43 volumes

A set of Annual reports issied by the Royal Mint (HMSO, London), 1870-1975. The reports cover the years from 1870 (the first report published) to 1975, but copies for several years are missing [no reports were published between 1939-1944]. The reports were sent to, or acquired by the Royal Mint Refinery: 

  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1870-1874;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1875-1879;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1880-1884;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1885-1889;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1890-1894;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1895-1899;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1900-1904;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1905-1909;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1915-1921;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1927;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1928;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1929;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1930;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1931;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1932;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1935-1936;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1937;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1938;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1945;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1946;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1947;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1948;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1949;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1950;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1951;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1952;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1953;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1954;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1956;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1957;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1958;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1968;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1969;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1970-1971;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1971-1972;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1972-1973;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1973-1974;
  • Annual report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1974-1975.
  • Director of the Mint Report 1971;
  • Director of the Mint Report 1972;
  • Director of the Mint Report 1973;
  • Director of the Mint Report 1975.

Royal Mint Refinery: sundry volumes from the Workshop Library, 1883-1946

000/2393, 16 volumes

Royal Mint Refinery Workshop Library: volumes of reference works bearing manuscript inscriptions indicating that they were kept at the Royal Mint Refinery, or volumes known to have been used in the offices of the refinery.

  • Workshop Receipts, for the use of Manufacturers, Mechanics and Scientific Amateurs (London, E. & F.N. Spon, 1883). A manuscript note states 'R.M.R., 28.4.48'
  • The Sampling and Assay of the Precious Metals, Ernest A. Smith, (London: Charles Griffin and Company Limited, 1913). Bookplate 'Royal Mint Refinery Inventory of Books No.6'
  • Common Commodities of Commerce: Copper, H.H.Picard (London: Pitman, c.1916)
  • Handbook on Electro-plating, Polishing, Lacquering, Burnishing and Enamelling Sixth edition (Birmingham, W.Canning, 1916)
  • Common Commodities of Commerce: Silver, B.W.White (London: Pitman, c.1919)
  • Volumetric Analysis' H.P. Starck (London: Blackie & Son, 1934). A manuscript note states 'Norman A. Wilkins, Royal Mint Refinery, 19, Royal Mint Street London'.
  • The Analysis of Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys, W.Cartwiright, T.W Collier and A.Charlesworth (London: Charles Griffin and Company Limited, 1937). A manuscript note states 'Norman A. Wilkins'.
  • Gas Defence from the Point of View of The Chemist, J.Davidson Pratt (London: The Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Ireland, 1937). A manuscript note states  'Norman A. Wilkins, Royal Mint Refinery, 19, Royal Mint Street London'.
  • Organic Reagents for Metals, by the staff of the Research Laboratory of Hopkin & Williams Ltd (London: Hopkin & Williams Ltd, 1938). A manuscript note states 'Norman A. Wilkins'.
  • Chemical Analysis of Aluminium and its Alloys, The British Aluminium Company Ltd (London: The British Aluminium Company Ltd, 1938). A manuscript note states 'L.C. Hill 1939'.
  • Decimal Tables for Computing the Fine Gold Content of Different Gross weights of Gold, Stanley Beaumont Chamberlain, (London: The Bank of England, 1939). Includes information for limits for fine bars and gold bars. 
  • British Standard Specification No.250: High Tensile Brass Bars and Sections (London: The British Standards Institution, 1940)
  • The Spekker Photoelectric Absorptiometer, Adam Hilger Ltd (London: Adam Hilger Ltd, 1940)
  • British Standard Specification No.251: Naval Brass (Admiralty Mixture) Bars and Sections (Suitable for Machining and Forging) and Forgings (London: The British Standards Insitution, 1940)
  • The Metal Industry Handbook and Directory, 1941, (London: The Louis Cassier C, 1941)' . A manuscript note states 'R.M.R'.
  • Workshop Receipts, for the use of Manufacturers, Mechanics and Scientific Amateurs: Supplement Aluminium to Wireless (London, E. & F.N. Spon, 1946). A manuscript note states 'R.M.R., 28.4.48'.