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Branch Mint letters 1845-1852 now available on NNP

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"Letters sent and received by the Secretary of the Treasury relating to Branch Mints."
The following two U.S. Mint letter volumes have been digitized and uploaded to NNP. Access is free.

RG104 entry-216, Volume 07
August 14, 1845 - December 18, 1848

RG104 entry-216, Volume 08
January 8 1849 - June 30, 1852

Documents are in rough chronological order but are not separated by Branch Mint facility or subject. Blank sheets and routine briefs/endorsements have been omitted. Annotations and addenda sheets have been digitized as they appear in the originals.

Some documents might duplicate those in RG104 Entry 1 but no specific identification has been attempted.

All volumes in E-216 were evidently assembled at a much later date from Mint correspondence files. The criteria for selection/preservation are unknown.

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What is presently posted on NNP are digital images of the volumes - not transcriptions. We are testing the practicality of having volunteers transcribe complete volumes, in page order. So far that is proving difficult due to the quantity of pages in each of the archive volumes. For example E-216 Vol 08 has 545 pages that require transcription - some letters are interesting, but most are routine (i.e., boring) stuff.

For now, volunteers are transcribing individual letters of special interest.

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Volumes 09 and 10 have also been digitized and will be on NNP shortly.

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