By the kindness of the medal dealer Christopher Eimer the Royal Mint Museum acquired an album of photographs presented to the long-serving Charles Goodwin on his retirement in December 1869 as Clerk of the Die Department.
The album, which Mr Eimer came across quite by chance in a small local auction, consists of some 30 photographs of Goodwin’s colleagues. But what is frustrating for the Museum – though understandable enough, of course, from Goodwin’s point of view – is that with a single exception none of the photographs have been signed or bear any mark of identification.
It is our hope, however, that contact with descendants of Royal Mint officers of the mid-19th century will eventually allow many of the photographs to be identified and to be associated with names that have long been familiar to those who study the history of the Royal Mint.
If you think you can help us in this task please contact us using the enquiry form.