Damon G. Douglas papers, 1774-1793, 1943-1961

Descriptive Summary

Repository
American Numismatic Society
Extent
1.3 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, notes, research transcripts, coin photographs and pictures, and original eighteenth century documents, all relating to Douglas’s research into post-1783 U.S. state coinage.

A 1792 document used by Douglas for his research on New Jersey coppers

Creator

Name
Douglas, Damon G., d. 1974external link (xeac:entity)
Abstract
Numismatist and engineer Damon G. Douglas (d. 1974) was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open to all researchers.

Preferred Citation

Damon G. Douglas papers, 1774-1793, 1943-1961, Archives, American Numismatic Society.

Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Permission to publish or reproduce must be secured from the American Numismatic Society.

Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Numismatist and engineer Damon G. Douglas (d. 1974) was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Cornell College of Civil Engineering and went to work at Turner Construction Co. in New York City. In 1931 he started the Damon G. Douglas Construction Co. in Newark, New Jersey. He became a fellow of the American Numismatic Society in 1943 and was a member of the Society’s standing committee on United States coins. He also served as president of the New York Numismatic Club from 1949 to 1951. Beginning in the 1940s, he published articles on numismatics in The Numismatist, the monthly journal of the American Numismatic Association, and other publications.

Scope and Content Note

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, research transcripts, coin photographs and pictures, and original eighteenth century documents, all relating to Douglas’s research into post-1783 U.S. state coinage. Includes annotated, unpublished typescripts for Bungtowns, James Jarvis and the Fugio Coppers, and The Copper Coinage of the State of New Jersey, the latter edited by Gary A. Trudgen and published posthumously in 2003 by the American Numismatic Society. Correspondence (1943-1961) concerns research on topics such as the origin of the term “Bungtown,” individuals such as Matthias Ogden and James Jarvis, and Fugio coppers. Also includes typed transcripts, photographs, and copies of documents (1774-1802) as well as original late eighteenth century documents (1786-1793). One box contains photocopies of the unpublished typescripts.