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Missing Mint letters and log books

RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 8, 2017 1:44PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Those who do a little digging into US Mint archives do a lot of complaining about missing documents or that "so-and-so" discarded hundreds of volumes and boxes of files. The accompanying image shows the extent of forms and journals needed by the San Francisco Mint in 1882 to conduct its daily business. Similar sets once were used at all the mints. Although the exact titles of forms and journals changed over the years, the quantity of information that once existed is enormous. This list also excludes pocket notebooks in which the Coiner and other officers and Assistants recorded daily work. (Some items are merely circulars although they had to be distributed.)

Imagine the work necessary to complete forms and registers on a daily basis, then make daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports.


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is exactly what I was referring to in your other thread when I mentioned all the hand written inventory sheets necessary for totals compilation..... Cheers, RickO

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