ANS Record Group 2: Curatorial, 1858-ongoing

Descriptive Summary

Repository
American Numismatic Society
Extent
64.75 cubic feet
Location
ANS Vault
Language
English
Abstract
Includes records relating to coins accessioned and held by the ANS, such as accession register log books, correspondence, wills, estate documents, unrestricted gift forms, card indexes, coin envelopes and related materials, as well as correspondence and other records produced and kept by ANS curators.
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Administrative Information

Access

Portions are closed to outside researchers.

Preferred Citation

American Numismatic Society, Record Group 2: Curatorial, 1858-ongoing, [series title].

Restrictions

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Arrangement

Organized into the following series: (1) Coin collection accession register log books, 1858-ongoing; (2) Coin collection card index, 1859-1904, bulk 1892-1901; (3) Coin collection accession records by accession number 1894, 1920-2004; (4) Coin collection accession records by subject and year, 1911-2007; (5) Coin collection deaccession records, 1958-2009; (6) Curatorial loan records, 1918-2007, bulk 1980-2007; (7) Exhibition records, 1900-2010; (8) Envelopes from Bates and Heaton coin collections, 1984-1985; (9) Howland Wood curator correspondence and other material; 1913-1937; (10) George C. Miles curator correspondence, research materials, and lectures, 1933-1974; (11) Henry Grunthal curator correspondence, 1967-1969; (12) Michael L. Bates curator correspondence and coin photographs, 1958-2004; (13) Jeremiah D. Brady curator correspondence, 1916-1981, bulk 1976-1979; (14) Nancy M. Waggoner curator correspondence and other material, 1968-1989; (15) Alan M. Stahl curator correspondence and other material, 1914-2000, bulk 1982-2000; (15) Carmen Arnold-Biucchi curator correspondence, 1982-1999; (16) Rose Chan Houston curator correspondence, 1947-1988; (17) William L. Bischoff curator correspondence, 1987; (18) William E. Metcalf curator correspondence, 1954-2000, bulk 1982-2000; (19) Miscellaneous collection records.

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Collection Hierarchy

  • Series 1: Coin collection accession register log books, 1858-ongoing

    Extent
    3 cubic feet (7 bound items)
    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Scope and Content:

    Consists of seven coin collection accession register log books, in which are listed accession number, date, a brief description, country, denomination, material, donor or seller, and cost. The level of descriptive detail among the entries varies. These books have been the official record of accessions since the Society’s founding in 1858.

    Related Entities

    Book 1: 1858-1904

    Book 2: 1904-1911

    Book 3: 1911-1921

    Book 4: 1922-1932

    Book 5: 1933-1937

    Book 6: 1938-1971

    Book 7: 1972-ongoing

  • Series 2: Coin collection card index, 1859-1904, bulk 1892-1901

    Extent
    0.5 cubic feet (5 boxes)
    Access Restriction:

    Open to all researchers.

    Processing Information:

    Cards were found in two oversized boxes and the groupings were not entirely clear.

    Scope and Content:

    Card index with detailed descriptions of various donated coins, sometimes including donor and date acquired, or indicating whether purchased along with price. Donors include Augustus B. Sage, Daniel Parish Jr., and J. Sanford Saltus.

  • Series 3: Coin collection accession records by accession number, 1894, 1920-2004

    Extent
    2.5 cubic feet (3 boxes)
    Related Material:

    Users should also consult the following series in the Curatorial record group (RG2 [this record group]): Coin Collection Accession Records by Subject and Year.

    Users searching for cash and other donations should also consult the following series in the record group Development and Membership (RG3): (1) Donation Files and (2) Wills, Bequests, Gifts, and Special Funds Records.

    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Scope and Content:

    Contains a variety of coin collection accession records, such as acknowledgment letters, other correspondence, and unrestricted gift forms. Not all of the files contain the same types of records. Some contain materials such as wills, estate inventories, clippings, and coin lists. The “1980.66-1980.67 – Chase Manhattan Bank Money Museum” file has correspondence relating to an 1804 silver dollar, and includes the earliest materials in the series, an 1894 letter relating to the dollar.

    • Box 2 of 3

      • 1992.2 to 1999.77

    • Box 3 of 3

      • 2000.1 to 2008.51

  • Series 4: Coin collection accession records by subject and year, 1911-2007

    Extent
    1 cubic foot (1 box)
    Related Material:

    Users should also consult the following series in the Curatorial record group (RG2 [this record group]): Coin Collection Accession Records by Accession Number.

    Users searching for cash and other donations should also consult the following series in the record group Development and Membership (RG3): (1) Donation Files and (2) Wills, Bequests, Gifts, and Special Funds Records.

    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Scope and Content:

    Contains a variety of records including correspondence, shipping documents, coin lists and inventories, invoices, import and export licenses (1962-1968), and other materials relating to coins, medals, and other numismatic materials that were accessioned, offered, or otherwise considered of interest to the Society. In some cases the relevant accession number is written on the document. The series is a somewhat ad hoc gathering of materials relating to accessions that were filed in different ways over time, and includes stray files not easily placed elsewhere.

  • Series 5: Coin collection deaccession records, 1958-2009

    Extent
    1 cubic foot (1 box)
    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Scope and Content:

    Correspondence, auction catalogs, lists of coins to be auctioned, and disposition forms, all relating to the deaccessioning and disposition of duplicate and otherwise undesirable items in the collections.

  • Series 6: Curatorial loan records, 1918-2007, bulk 1980-2007

    Extent
    6 cubic feet (7 boxes and 1 loose item)
    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Arrangement:

    Primarily organized into incoming (loans received) and outgoing (loans to other institutions). Portions of the records are arranged roughly chronologically or alphabetically, but overall the records appear to be unarranged.

    Scope and Content:

    Contains records pertaining to materials lent to ANS by other institutions (incoming loans), and items loaned out to other institutions by ANS (outgoing loans). Records on incoming loans include signed deposit agreements, certificates of insurance, lists of loaned items, photographs (occasionally), correspondence, and materials such as label texts relating to exhibits held at ANS. Records pertaining to outgoing loans include correspondence, facility reports from receiving institutions, certificates of insurance, printed materials such as brochures and exhibit catalogs from borrowing institutions, shipping documentation, loan request forms, photographs (occasionally), and lists of loaned items. Materials were most often loaned for exhibit, but in some cases were loaned for testing, as in the case of glass weights sent to be analyzed (but were not actually studied) at Corning Museum of Glass (1983, 1993) and items sent for microprobe analysis at the University of Illinois (1990). Also present are files on a theft of shipped ANS coins in an armed robbery at a post office in 1990; materials returned to the University of Pennsylvania (1939-2001); an album containing photographs of The Gwynne M. Andrews Collection loaned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 16, 1931, along with images of coins loaned in 1930, 1935, 1936; the loan of the Bechtler coin press to The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1978 to 1991; a long-term loan from the New Jersey Historical Society of the Frederick Canfield numismatic collection, held at ANS from 1931 to 1994; and the buy-back of coins on long term loan to the ANS by the Metropolitan Museum of Art that were scheduled to be auctioned in 1973. The earliest materials are those pertaining to an ANS loan to the New-York Historical Society (1918).

    Photograph Album

    Scope and Content:

    Contains photographs of The Gwynne M. Andrews Collection loaned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 16, 1931, and images of coins loaned in 1930, 1935, 1936.

  • Series 7: Exhibition records, 1900-2010

    Extent
    5.5 cubic feet (6 boxes and 1 loose item)
    Related Material:

    For photographs from Exhibition of Early American Coinage (1942) see the Sydney Noe Papers in the ANS Archives.

    For additional materials relating to items loaned by and to the ANS for exhibits, see the Curatorial Loan Records series in this record group (RG2: Curatorial).

    Scope and Content:

    Contains records relating to some of the exhibitions produced by the American Numismatic Society, most of which were held at the ANS headquarters building, though also included are files from the traveling exhibit program (1945-1970s) and a file on the Society’s exhibit at the Paris Exposition of 1900 that has correspondence, invoices, and insurance policy documents relating to the arrangements made for participating in the exhibition. The kinds and amounts of material available for each exhibit vary, with some represented by just an exhibition catalog or brochure and others having correspondence and photographs of pieces displayed. Several important early exhibits are represented, such as the International Exhibition of Contemporary Medals (1910), from which is a large scrapbook containing photographs documenting the pieces loaned for the exhibit, mostly pasted in but with some loose, and others mounted on board, as in the case of several photographs from Dominique Philippe Jean Fourcade and Janet Scudder. (Two sets of photographs, showing the obverse and reverse of medals by John J. Boyle for The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Art Club of Philadelphia seem to have been misfiled in the scrapbook). Additionally, there is a register book used for the 1910 exhibit to log loaned items, a separate loan book, and loan delivery cards. There also is a set of proof sheets of coin photographs from an exhibit of U.S. colonial coins (1914). Records relating to an exhibit commemorating the bi-millennium of the birth of Caesar Augustus (1938) includes correspondence regarding loans and invitations as well as photographs of exhibited items. Materials from the Exhibition of Early American Coinage (1942) contains correspondence having to do with promoting the exhibit and regarding the items loaned for display. (For photographs from the exhibit, see the Sydney Noe Papers in the ANS Archives.) Files from the Exhibition of the Coinages of the Ancient, Mediaeval, and Modern East (1948) contain exhibit label text and photographs. Two later exhibits are well documented: for The World of Coins (1983-2004), which occupied the Society’s Audubon headquarters West Hall during the two decades prior to its move downtown in 2004, there are plans, architectural drawings, outlines, scripts, and grant materials; for an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the New York Numismatic Club (2008) there are, among other things, loan forms with accompanying descriptions of the loaned items that were intended for use as exhibit text.

    • Box 1 of 7

      • Exhibitions – invitations and admission cards, early 20th c.?

      • Paris Exposition, 1900

      • Circular for the Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Contemporary Medals, 1911

      • Augustan (Augustus) exhibition, 1938 (1 of 2)

      • Augustan (Augustus) exhibition, 1938 (2 of 2)

      • Augustan (Augustus) exhibition – Clippings, 1938

      • Augustan exhibition photograph book, 1938

      • Exhibition of Early American Coinage, 1942

      • Exhibition of Early American Coinage – Brochures, 1942

      • Exhibition of Early American Coinage – A-M, 1942

      • Exhibition of Early American Coinage – N-Z, 1942

      • Spanish exhibition – Hans M.F. Schulman, 1951

      • Traveling exhibition, 1945-1966

      • Traveling exhibits – Assembly instructions, undated

      • Traveling exhibit – Request, 1979

      • Traveling exhibit – George Washington in Medallic Art – Brochures, 1970s

      • Traveling exhibit – Coinage of Judaea – Brochures, undated

      • Traveling exhibit – Chinese Communist Money – Brochures, 1979

      • Coin exhibit photographs (Coins of the Centuries?) – 500 B.C. to 1 B.C., undated

      • Exhibition of the Coinages of the Ancient, Mediaeval, and Modern East, 1948 (1 of 3)

      • Exhibition of the Coinages of the Ancient, Mediaeval, and Modern East, 1948 (2 of 3)

      • Exhibition of the Coinages of the Ancient, Mediaeval, and Modern East, 1948 (3 of 3)

      • Exhibit – Birds on Ancient Greek Coins – Photographs, 1972

      • Permanent exhibit photographic prints – Peace medals (?), John Paulding medal, Joan of Arc, circa 1950s-1980s

      • Exhibition? – Photographic prints of U.S. Mint buildings, 1980s?

      • Exhibit – An American in China, The L. Irvine Moffett Collection – Photographs, 1973

      • East and West Hall exhibit layout, 1953

      • Exhibition cases – Inventory and evaluation, 1964

      • Estimate of exhibition cases, 1964

      • Exhibits – Returned to vault, 1967

      • Harold Center exhibition space, 1983

      • Memoranda, correspondence, and photographs relating to exhibits and other issues, 1970-1986

      • Exhibit – Presidential campaign buttons, 1960s?

      • Exhibit – The Flight of Man, 1973

      • Exhibits – Charles Edison Fund, 1976

      • Exhibits – Brochures, undated

    • Box 2 of 7

      • FIDEM

      • American Medallic Sculpture Association exhibit catalogs, 1983-1984

      • Beaux arts medal - Book and exhibit, 1988

      • Exhibit - The Beaux-Arts Medal in America - Brochures, 1987-1988

      • The Beaux-Arts Medal in America

      • Exhibit - Indian Peace Medals - Brochure

      • Exhibit catalog – The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance, 1994 (two loose copies)

      • Exhibit catalog – Treasures of Ancient Coinage, 1996

      • Exhibit catalog – The Proud Republic: Dutch Medals of the Golden Age, 1997 (three loose copies)

      • Exhibit catalog – New Ideas in Medallic Sculpture – Saltus, 1998-1999

      • Exhibit – Drachmas, Dubloons, and Dollars – Brochures, circa 2001

      • Docent meeting materials – Federal Reserve, 2001

      • Exhibit script – Drachmas Doubloons, and Dollars – The History of Money, circa 2001

      • Byzantine Hoard – Israel Antiquities Authority – 2003

      • Byzantine Hoard, 2003

      • Exhibit – Full Circle: The Olympic Heritage in Coins and Medals – Brochure, 2003-2004

      • Olympics, 2003

      • Olympic exhibit, 2005 (1 of 4)

      • Olympic exhibit, 2005 (2 of 4)

      • Olympic exhibit, 2005 (3 of 4)

      • Olympic exhibit, 2005 (4 of 4)

      • Olympic – Bernth Ahlstrom, 2006

      • New York Steel exhibition, 2005 (1 of 2)

      • New York Steel exhibition, 2005 (2 of 2)

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition – Friends of, 2005

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition – Image requests, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition – Panels, cases, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition – Loeb & Barrera, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition – Announcement, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition – List and labels, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition prep, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition catalog – Grant application, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition – Grant, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition – Insurance, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens newsletter, 2007

      • Saint-Gaudens exhibition – Brochures, magazine and newspaper articles, and DVD of film, 2007

      • Exhibit catalog – One Hundred Years of Solicitude: Collecting by the New York Numismatic Club, 2008 (two loose copies)

    • Box 3 of 7 - World of Coins exhibit

      • Exhibit – World of Coins – Brochure, undated

      • New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) – World of Money, 1979

      • World of Coins, 1978-1979

      • Grants – Including exhibit, 1977

      • World of Coins – Grants and other preliminary, 1977

      • World of Coins – Prototype, 1978

      • World of Coins exhibition information, 1983-1996

      • World of Coins – Draft, undated

      • Exhibit text – Master copy

      • World of Coins exhibit outline, 1978 (1 of 2)

      • World of Coins exhibit outline, 1978 (2 of 2)

      • Secondary panels, undated

      • Polo

      • Before

      • Renaissance

      • Machinery

      • Dollar

      • Modern Economy

      • Money/Message

      • Denarius

      • Solidus/Byzantine

      • World of Coins - Architectural drawings of floor and exhibit plans

      • NYNC item list

      • NYNC exhibit – Insurance

      • NYNC exhibit – Labels/Description

      • NYNC catalog

      • NYNC exhibit

      • NYNC centennial exhibit write ups

      • NYNC exhibit forms

      • NYNC exhibit layout

      • NYNC history/medals panel

      • Alexander, David – Loan forms

      • Cuhaj, George – Loan forms

      • Erlichman, Jay – Loan forms

      • Fleishmann, David – Loan forms

      • Galst, Jay – Loan forms

      • Haggerty, Jerry – Loan forms

      • Herzon, John – Loan forms

      • Hoge, Bob – Loan forms

      • Kagen, Jonathan – Loan forms

      • Knapp, Bob – Loan forms

      • Lande, David – Loan forms

      • Low, Darrell – Loan forms

      • Margolis, Richard – Loan forms

      • Marinescu, Constantin – Loan forms

      • Menchell, David – Loan forms

      • Miller, Scott – Loan forms

      • Parris, Michael – Loan forms

      • Rezak, Ira – Loan forms

      • Sacks, Bob – Loan forms

      • Schaaf, Robert – Loan forms

      • Scher, Steve – Loan forms

      • Siboni, Roger – Loan forms

      • Simpson, David – Loan forms

      • Terranova, Tony – Loan forms

      • Tesorlero, Tom – Loan forms

      • Tomasko, Mark – Loan forms

      • Van Alfen, Peter – Loan forms

      • Witschonke, Rick – Loan forms

    • Box 5 of 7 - Flat file and oversized

      • Spiral bound outline of the World of Coins exhibit (6 loose copies)

      • World of coins architectural drawings of exhibits and floor plans (loose)

      • Exhibit – U.S. colonial coins – Photographs, proof sheets for illustrations, 1914

      • Augustan exhibit – Photostats, 1938

      • World of Coins visitors log book, 1990-1995

      • Exhibit labels – Washington exhibit, undated

      • International Exhibition of Contemporary Medals loan book, 1910

      • International Exhibition of Contemporary Medals loan cards, 1910

    • Box 6 of 7 - International Exhibition of Contemporary Medals photograph album, 1910

    • 7 of 7 [loose] - International Exhibition of Contemporary Medals register log book, 1910

  • Series 8: Envelopes from Bates and Heaton coin collections, 1984-1985

    Extent
    1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)
    Location
    Vault
    Access Restriction:

    Open to all researchers.

    Scope and Content:

    Empty annotated coin envelopes from the George Eugene Bates Byzantine coin collection (1984.61) and the Charles T. Heaton coin club medals collection (1985.67)

    Related Entities
    • Box 1 of 2: Bates

    • Box 2 of 2: Heaton

  • Series 9: Howland Wood curator correspondence and other material, 1913-1937

    Extent
    10 cubic feet (12 boxes)
    Access Restriction:

    Open to all researchers.

    Scope and Content:

    Mostly official correspondence from Howland Wood’s work as curator of the American Numismatic Society (ANS). Many of the letters are to and from dealers, ANS members, and the general public and involve matters such as the authentication and value of individual coins as well as coin donations, purchasing, items sent on approval, and other efforts to add to and document the ANS collections, including its holdings in Indian Peace Medals and medals relating to World War I. Occasionally, coin rubbings and photographs are included. Also discussed are building security issues, such as a theft of coins from the J.P. Morgan and D.O. Mills collections (Newell, 1927); employee matters, such as hiring an assistant curator upon the death of Robert Robertson in 1937 (e.g., Duffield, Jan. 27, 1937), and lists of employees and salaries (see Union Trust Company). Other topics include Wood’s work as editor of the American Journal of Numismatics, such as discussions of article content and production issues; photographing and casting of coins; cleaning of coins (e.g., Hopkins, March 4, 1931 and Oliveira, May 16, 1933); exhibits; the return of the Andrew Zabriskie collection, with a catalog of Polish coins returned (1924); the addition to the building at Audubon Terrace (see Eidlitz, 1921-1934); the Bechtler coin press donated to the ANS (Tapp, 1926-1928); the loan of the Frederick A. Canfield collection by the New Jersey Historical Society (1930-1931); psychologist and collector Edward B. Titchener of Cornell University; and the Henry A. Ramsden Far Eastern collection, including a note to John Robinson about the terms of Ramsden’s will, a numbered list of Ramsden coins, and related materials, such as those pertaining to Far Eastern collector Giuseppe Ros, Italian consulate general in Shangai (R, 1913-1921). In addition to the correspondence are research materials, including notebooks on Indian Bull and Horseman series; files on Bryan Money, Mexican coins, Ethiopian (Abyssinian) coins, American medals (1918-1921), and Indian Peace Medals (1917); a handwritten index to the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1911), The Indian Antiquary (1877-1919), and the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1832-1910); and typed curator and committee reports (1913-1927).

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    Howland Wood (1877-1938) was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and graduated from Brown University in 1900. He became a member of the ANS in 1909. By 1913 he had been appointed Curator, remaining in this position until his death in 1938. At that time, the Society only maintained a single curator, with two assistants. Despite the limited size of the staff, during Wood's tenure the Society's collections increased significantly, from 50,000 to almost 200,000 specimens. In addition to his curatorial duties, Wood also served as editor of the American Journal of Numismatics from 1910 to 1920. In 1920, Wood became only the third recipient of the Society's Archer M. Huntington Medal Award. Outside of the ANS, Wood also served as secretary to the American Numismatic Association from 1905 to 1909 and then as governor and chairman of the ANA's board from 1909 to 1912. After Wood's death, Edward T. Newell (ANS President, 1916-1941) eulogized Wood as "the ideal Curator," noting that "Howland Wood was one of those rare geniuses who combined an inherited urge to collect, an insatiable curiosity as to the 'why' and the 'wherefore,' and an orderly mind which could not brook obvious gaps or disorderly arrangement."

    Related Material:

    See also Howland Wood personal correspondence, 1873, 1902-1938.

    • Box 1 of 12

      • A-Z (Zerbe), 1913-1919

      • A, 1918-1919

      • A, 1918-1919

      • Ae-Am, 1924-1929

      • An-Az, 1924-1929

      • A, 1930-1932

      • A, 1932

      • A, 1935

      • A, 1936

      • A, 1937

      • Abbott, Justin E., 1919-1922

      • Abram, N., 1924

      • Adams, E.H., 1919-1925

      • Adams, Edward D., 1921-1929

      • Adjutant General, New York, 1919-1926

      • Adjutant Generals, various states, 1920-1924

      • Allan, Herbert S., 1925

      • American Ambassador, London, 1918

      • American Book Company, 1923

      • American Defense Society, 1918

      • American District Telegraph Company, 1920

      • American Express Company, 1919-1924

      • American Field Service – See H.D. Sleeper, 1920

      • American Historical Review, 1925-1926

      • American Museum of Natural History, 1921-1926

      • American Numismatic Association, 1922-1928

      • American Red Cross, 1921

      • Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montreal, 1923

      • Applicants for Position in Coin Room, 1927

      • Arguelles, J.M., 1927

      • Avery Architectural League, 1917

      • B, 1913-1917

      • Ba-Be, 1921-1929

      • Bel-Bl, 1921-1929

      • Bn-Bt, 1916-1929

      • Bu-Bz, 1921-1929

      • B, 1930-1932

      • B, 1933-1934

      • B, 1934

      • B, 1935

      • B, 1935

      • B, 1936

      • B, 1937

      • Babut, A., 1922

      • Bailey, Banks and Biddle Company, 1919-1927

      • Baldwin, A.H. and Son, 1936-1937

      • Baldwin and Sons, A.H., 1920-1927

      • Baldwin, A.H., 1930-1932

      • Bartlett, N.J., 1918

      • Battenberg, Prince Louis of, 1916

      • Baumgard, Henry, 1925

      • Beals, Walter Burges, 1920-1923

      • Beatty, W. Gedney, 1921-1925

      • Beebe, L.M., 1918

      • Belden, Bauman, 1930-1931

      • Bellinger, Alfred, 1928

      • Belote, Theodore, Smithsonian, 1919-1928

      • Berlin and Jones Envelope Company, 1921

      • Bernays, Edward L., 1922

      • Blake, George H., 1921-1927

      • Bolender, M.H., 1929

      • Bolender, M.H., 1930-1932

      • Bolender, M.H., 1935-1937

    • Box 2 of 12

      • Bolton, Chas K., 1925

      • Bonner, Campbell, 1930-1931

      • Boring, Edwin G. – regarding Titchener’s death, 1927

      • Borum, Charles, 1922-1929

      • Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1922

      • Boyd, F.C.C., 1921-1929

      • Boyd, F.C.C., 1936

      • Boyd, F.C.C., 1937

      • Boy Scouts of America, 1920

      • Brand, H.A., 1921-1922

      • Brenner, Judson, 1920-1922

      • Brett, Agnes Baldwin, 1921-1929

      • Brett, Agnes Baldwin, 1931, 1937

      • British Museum, 1914-1919

      • British Museum (John Allan), 1920-1927

      • British Numismatic Society, 1919-1926

      • Brown, C.J., 1920-1923

      • Brown, George F., 1920-1927

      • Brown, H.B., 1925

      • Bryant, L.E., 1928

      • Bucknill, John, 1924-1926

      • Bulkeley, Morgan G., 1917

      • Burlington, Massachusetts, Select Men of, 1919-1920

      • Burns Brothers Coal, 1920

      • C, 1913-1920

      • C, 1913-1920

      • C-Cg, 1919-1929

      • Ch-Cl, 1920-1929

      • Co-Cz, 1920-1928

      • C, 1930-1932

      • C, 1933-1934

      • C, 1935

      • C, 1936

      • C, 1937

      • Cahn, Adolph, 1924-1928

      • Campbell, William, 1928-1929

      • Cantor, L., 1922

      • Cardwell, L.A., 1920

      • Cary, A. Lucius, 1921

      • Cederlund, Ragnar, 1935

      • Central Hanover Bank, 1933

      • Central Hanover Bank, 1934

      • Central Hanover Bank, 1935

      • Central Hanover Bank, 1936

      • Central Hanover Bank, 1937

      • Cerney, Ernest, 1937

      • Chapman, S.H., 1920-1928

      • Charleston Museum, 1925-1926

      • Chase and Company (J.B. Chase), 1927

      • Chicago, State Bank of (Arthur L. Bowen), 1927-1928

      • Clapp, George H., 1937

      • Clark, T. James, 1927-1929

      • Clarke, Thomas B., 1924

      • Clausen, John, 1921-1922

      • Cleveland Museum of Art, 1922-1923

      • Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1922

      • Collins, Lathrop, 1921

      • Collins, Lt. Ross F., 1920-1923

      • Colorplate Engraving Company, 1920

      • Comparette, T. Louis, 1916-1918

      • Comparette, T. Louis, 1919-1920

      • Comparette, T. Louis, 1921-1922

      • Connor, John M. Jr., 1921-1929

      • Connor, John M. Jr., 1922-1925

      • Consolidated Gas Company, 1908-1928

      • Cook, Mrs. Henry L. – also Caldwell Company, Insignia File, First Families of Virginia, Order of, 1920

      • Coon, Carleton (Peabody Museum), 1935

      • D, 1915-1920

      • D-Deu, 1920-1929

      • Dev-Duf, 1920-1929

      • Dug-Dz, 1920-1929

      • D, 1930-1932

    • Box 3 of 12

      • D, 1933-1934

      • D, 1935

      • D, 1936

      • D, 1937

      • Dalley, William T., 1926-1928

      • De Saint Phalle, Fal, 1924

      • Dewey, William (Westchester County Coin Club), 1935

      • DeVinne Press, 1925

      • Drowne, Henry R., 1920-1927

      • Duffield, Frank G., 1921-1928

      • Dummer, Mrs. F., 1921

      • E, 1914-1930

      • E-Eld, 1920-1929

      • Elf-Ez, 1920-1929

      • E, 1933

      • E, 1936

      • E, 1937

      • Eaton, Commodore W.C., 1920

      • Egger, Brüder, 1928

      • Eidlitz, Robert, 1921-1934

      • Eidlitz, Robert, 1930-1931

      • Eklund, Ole P., Collection, 1933-1934

      • Eklund, Ole P., 1937

      • Elder, Thomas, 1909-1929, 1934 (for Elder, see also Roh, C.F, 1921-1924)

      • Ellis, Ralph, 1923

      • Ellsworth, James W., 1920-1922

      • Enhaus and Son, Wiliam H., 1920

      • F, 1913-1919

      • F, 1915-1932

      • F-Fi, 1921-1929

      • Fl, 1920-1927

      • Fo-Fr, 1922-1929

      • Fri-Fz, 1922-1926

      • F, 1933

      • F, 1936

      • F, 1937

      • Falls, De Witt Clinton, 1920-1928

      • Falls, De Witt Clinton, 1934-1935

      • Ferris, H.B., 1925

      • Field, William B.O., 1920-1927

      • Finland, Consulate General, 1925

      • First Families of Virgina, 1920

      • Fisher, Charles H., 1928

      • Folsom and Company Engraving, 1920-1923

      • Ford, Edwin, 1923

      • Frank, A., 1932-1933

      • Franklin, Clarence P., 1920

      • French Mint, 1922-1923

      • Frey, Albert R., 1920-1926

      • Fried, N., 1924

      • G-Go, 1920-1929

      • Gr-Gz, 1920-1929

      • G, 1929-1932

      • G, 1933-1934

      • G, 1935

      • G, 1936

      • Garrett, John W., 1920-1929

      • Geist, Emil, 1925

      • Gibbs, H.D., 1923-1928

      • Gibbs, H.D., 1935-1936

      • Gibbs, H.D., 1937

      • Gifford, Carleton S., 1921-1927

      • Gifford, Carleton S., 1937

      • Gilbert, L.L., 1922

      • Gilmore, George W., 1922-1929

    • Box 4 of 12

      • Gillingham, Harrold E., 1918-1926

      • Gillingham, Harrold E., 1927-1934

      • Gillingham, Harrold E., 1935-1937

      • Gimbel Brothers, 1924

      • Gleaner, The, 1921

      • Glendining and Company, England, 1922

      • Gordon, John, 1918-1925

      • Gould, W.B., 1923

      • Guttag Brothers, 1925-1929

      • Guttag Brothers, 1930-1935

      • Guttag, Julius, 1937

      • H-He, 1920-1928

      • Hi-Hl, 1920-1928

      • Ho-Hz, 1920-1928

      • H, 1930-1932

      • H, 1933-1934

      • H, 1935

      • H, 1936

      • H, 1936

      • H, 1937

      • Haines, Howard, 1930-1931

      • Hall, James S., 1922

      • Hall-Marvin Company, 1921

      • Harlow, A.F., 1925

      • Harris, Mrs. Edward M., 1920

      • Harrison, John T., 1928

      • Harrison, McVeigh, 1924

      • Hart, W.O., 1925-1929

      • Hazelton, Alan, 1930-1932, 1934

      • Heal, S.S., 1920-1927

      • Heliotype Company, 1920-1927

      • Henderson, Dr. J.M., 1921-1928

      • Herzfeld, Max, 1920

      • Hesslein, William, 1922-1927

      • Hesslein, William, 1928-1929

      • Hesslein, William, 1929-1934

      • Het Koniklijk Nederlandish Genootschap, 1921

      • Hetrich, Dr. George, 1923-1927

      • Heye, George (Museum of the American Indian), 1922-1926

      • Hill, G.G. (British Museum), 1917

      • Hill, H.L., 1928-1929

      • Hoernle, R.F. and Sophie, 1920

      • Holmbers Mythandel, D., 1927-1929

      • Holstein, Otto, 1927

      • Honduras, Coins and Money of, 1921

      • Hopkins, A.A., 1920-1926

      • Horstman, William H. and Company, Uniforms and Flags, 1919-1929

      • House of Representatives, Grant Medal and Hayes Coin, 1922

      • I, 1917-1927

      • I, 1930-1932

      • I, 1933-1936

      • I, 1936-1937

      • Indelli and Conforti Company, 1921

      • India, Numismatic Society of, n.d.

      • Indian Peace Medals, 1926

      • Indian Medals – Chapman Letter, 1920

      • Irving Studios, 1920

      • J, 1913-1932

      • J, 1920-1930

      • J, 1933-1934

      • J, 1935

      • J, 1936

    • Box 5 of 12

      • Jones, John F., 1937

      • K, 1915-1926

      • K, 1930-1932

      • K, 1933-1934

      • K, 1935

      • K, 1936

      • K, 1937

      • Kegan, Paul – Trench Company, 1920-1921

      • Kilborn, L.S., 1923

      • Kip, Rudolf, 1926

      • Kohlhammer, W., 1923

      • Kohler, Rudolph, 1925-1928

      • Kohn and Son, Theodore A., 1920-1929

      • Kovessey, Albin de, 1922

      • Kraus, Franz, 1928-1929

      • Kunz, George F., 1920-1926

      • Kronfeld, Saunders and Company, 1911-1928

      • L, 1913-1921

      • La-Le, 1923-1931

      • Lh-Ly, 1923-1929

      • L, 1930-1932

      • L, 1933-1934

      • L, 1935

      • L, 1936

      • L, 1937

      • Landa, Everado, 1928-1929

      • Langdon, William C., 1924-1928

      • Le Blanc, John F., 1920-1921

      • Lees, Hugh – see Victoria Cross, F.A. Bland, Major R. Stewart, 1921

      • Lemcke and Buechner – now Westermann Company, see file under W

      • Leve, A.A., 1921-1925

      • Levis, H.C., 1921-1929

      • Lichtenstein, Alfred F., 1919-1920

      • Little, E.Z., 1925-1928

      • Liveright, Frank I., 1919-1931

      • Lloyd, A.H., 1923-1927

      • Lombard, J.W., 1918

      • Lord, A.L., 1920-1922

      • Lynn Public Library, 1918-1919

      • M, 1914-1929

      • Mi-Mz, 1920-1929

      • McA-McF, 1930

      • McL, 1930-1931

      • M, 1930-1932

      • M, 1933-1934

      • M, 1933-1934

      • M, 1935

      • M, 1936

      • M, 1937

      • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1935

      • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1937

      • Marinidin, Ritchie, 1932

    • Box 6 of 12

      • McLachlan, R.W., 1920-1921

      • Medallic Art Company, 1922-1928

      • Medallic Art Company, 1936

      • Mehl, B. Max, 1910-1928

      • Merritt, Ferris P., 1920-1924

      • Merzbacher Nachf, Eugen

      • Metts, General J. Van B., 1920 – see North Carolina Service Medal World War I

      • Meyer, N.S., 1918

      • Mexican Academy, (Señor Manuel Romero de Terreros), 1931

      • Miller, Emma, 1920, see Miller-Ryder, Ryder-Miller, Goodbody and Company

      • Minassian, Kirkor, 1927

      • Minister of Militia and Defense, 1921

      • Mint, The Birmingham, 1930-1931

      • Morgan, Harold, 1922

      • Mosher, Stuart, 1937

      • Müller and Sohn, 1927-1928

      • Museum Exhibit – ANS Traveling Exhibit, 1926-1927

      • N, 1916-1918, 1932

      • N, 1922-1928

      • N, 1930-1932

      • N, 1933-1934

      • N, 1936

      • N, 1937

      • Nashville War Medal, 1920 – See Foster, Edgar

      • National Committee on Awards, Red Cross, 1920

      • Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation, 1920 – See Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Roosevelt, F.D.

      • Newcomb, Howard R., 1921-1926

      • Newcomer, Waldo, 1920-1929

      • Newell, Edward T., 1918, 1919(?), 1927-1935

      • New Jersey Historical Society (Canfield Collection), 1930-1931

      • Noe, Sydney P., 1920-1929

      • Noe, Sydney P., 1936

      • Norman, James C., 1925

      • Norris, F.A., 1922-1925

      • Noury Bey, Osman, 1922

      • O, 1921-1929

      • O, 1930-1932

      • O, 1933-1934

      • O, 1933-1935

      • O, 1936

      • O, 1936-1937

      • Oakland Public Museum, 1920

      • Odenwelder, George M., 1920

      • Office, J.E., 1920

      • Oliver, O., 1919

      • Pa-Pe, 1920-1929

      • Pf-Po, 1920-1929

      • Pr-Pz, 1920-1929

      • P, 1923-1932

      • P, 1929-1932

      • P, 1933-1934

      • P, 1935

      • P, 1936

      • P, 1937

      • Parris, Edward L. Jr. (Paris, Maine), 1932-1933

      • Part-time, Bureau of, 1926

      • Perez, Gilbert, 1919-1927

      • Perez, Gilbert, 1937

      • Philippine Constabulary, 1923-1927

      • Pheonix Engraving Company, 1921-1922 (see Watts, A.O.)

      • Pond, Shepard (Boston Numismatic Society), 1935

      • Pond, Shepard (Boston Numismatic Society), 1936

      • Pond, Shepard (Boston Numismatic Society), 1937

      • Pope, Mrs. James E., 1919, 1921

      • Post Office, 1921-1922

      • Porter, Benjamin, 1923

      • Pradeau, A.F., 1930-1937

      • Pradeau, A.F., 1936

      • Powell, William R., 1920-1929

      • Pratt, Dr. Joseph Hyde (Confederate Half Dollar of 1861), 1920

      • Prince, Bradford, 1921

      • Publicity (Army-Navy Exhibition, ca. 1917), 1915-1920

      • Q, 1930-1932

      • Q, 1933-1934

      • Queensborough, Lord, 1922-1923

      • Quigley, Margery, 1921

      • R, 1913-1921

      • Ra-Re, 1920-1929

      • Rh-Ri-Ro, 1920-1929

      • Ru-Rz, 1920-1929

    • Box 7 of 12

      • R, 1929-1934

      • R, 1931-1934

      • R, 1930, 1934-1935

      • R, 1935-1936

      • R, 1937

      • Radin, Herman, 1921

      • Raymond, Wayte, 1920-1930

      • Raymond, Wayte, 1934

      • Raymond, Wayte, 1936

      • Raymond, Wayte, 1935-1937

      • Rea, C.D., 1925-1926

      • Reach, A.L, Textile Company, 1921

      • Reilly, John , Jr., 1918-1929

      • Robertson, Robert, 1921-1928

      • Robertson, Robert – Death of and application of William L. Clark for his position, 1937

      • Robinson, Edward, 1910-1920

      • Robinson, Edwin P., 1920-1929

      • Robinson, John (Peabody Museum), 1921-1925

      • Roh, C.F., 1921-1924 (includes two Thomas Elder letters, 1924, possibly misfiled, in which he complains of being overlooked in favor of other dealers)

      • Roosevelt Memorial Association, 1921-1926

      • Ros, Guiseppi, 1917-1927

      • Rosenaum, George, 1918

      • Ross, David, 1922

      • Ruditsky, Nat P., 1923-1925

      • Rudnick, Perry N., 1920, 1929

      • Ryder, Hillyer, 1920-1924

      • S, 1914-1919

      • Sa-Se, 1921-1929

      • Sh-Sp, 1921-1929

      • Sq-St, 1921-1929

      • Su-Sz, 1921-1929

      • S, 1930-1934 (1 of 2)

      • S, 1930-1934 (2 of 2)

      • S, 1935

      • S, 1936

      • S, 1937 (1of 2)

      • Salle, Andre, 1920-1929

      • St. Louis Stamp and Coin Company, 1922-1928

      • St. Louis Stamp and Coin Company, 1930-1933

      • Saltus, J. Sanford, 1918-1923

      • Savage, M.F., 1926

      • Scientific American, 1920

      • Schulman, J., 1918-1928

      • Schulman, J., 1930-1934

      • Schulman, J., 1935

      • Schulman, J., 1936

      • Schultz, Norman, 1920

      • Seaby, B.A., 1930-1934

      • Seaby, B.A., 1935

    • Box 8 of 12

      • Sears, Elmer S., 1919-1929

      • Smith, David Eugene, 1922-1925

      • Smith, Elliot, 1913-1928

      • South-West News Company, 1920-1922

      • Sperr, P.L., 1924

      • Spink & Son, 1921-1929

      • Spink & Son, 1930-1934

      • Spink & Son, 1936

      • Spink & Son, 1935-1937

      • Skilton, A.G., 1925

      • Starosselsky, V.D., 1921-1938

      • Starr, Floyd T., 1920-1925

      • Steinman, Leland (Pacific Coast Numismatic Society), 1920-1921

      • Stejneger, L. (Smithsonian), 1919

      • Stearns, Foster, 1922-1926

      • Stevens and Brown, 1922

      • Stephenson, W.R.C., 1922-1923

      • Stewart and Company, 1917

      • Stokes, I.N. Phelps, 1925-1926

      • Storer, Malcolm, 1920-1927

      • Swanson, Jonathon, 1922-1926

      • Swedish Red Cross, 1921

      • T, 1918-1919

      • T, 1923-1929

      • T, 1928-1929

      • T, 1929-1934

      • T, 1936

      • T, 1935-1937

      • Tapp, Garold W. (Bechtler coin press, sold to Julius Guttag, then donated to ANS), 1926-1928

      • Tefft, Carl E., 1924

      • Titchener, E.B., 1922-1927 (1 of 2)

      • Titchener, E.B., 1922-1927 (1 of 2)

      • Titchener, E.B., 1922-1927 (2 of 2)

      • Torrey, R.H., 1921 (see New York Evening Post)

      • Toscano, C., 1922

      • Tracey Woodward, A.M., 1931

      • Treasury Department, 1933-1934

      • Treasury Department, 1935

      • Trenton Trust Company, 1928-1929

      • U, 1919

      • U, 1924-1928

      • U, 1930-1934

      • U, 1935-1937

      • U, 1936

      • Union Trust Company, 1916

      • Union Trust Company, 1917

      • Union Trust Company, 1918

      • United States Army, 1918-1919

      • United States Army, 1928-1929

      • United States Army and Navy Recognition Exhibition, 1918

      • United States Marine Corps, 1918, 1923

      • University of Michigan, 1922

      • United States Treasury Department, 1927-1928

      • United States Mint, 1920-1928

      • United States Navy, 1918-1921

      • United States Shipping Board, 1918

      • V, 1913-1919

      • V, 1923-1929

      • V, 1936

      • V, 1935-1937

      • Valentine, W.H., 1919-1928

      • Valentine, D.W., 1930-1934

      • Vanderpoel, George B., 1919

      • Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1924-1925

      • Victory Medals, 1923

      • Voetter, Thomas W., 1920-1925

      • Vreeland, Nehemiah, 1920-1927

      • Wa-Wh, 1922-1929

      • Wi-Wo, 1922-1929

      • Wr-Wz, 1922-1929

    • Box 9 of 12

      • W, 1929-1934 (1 of 2)

      • W, 1929-1934 (2 of 2)

      • W, 1933-1934

      • W, 1935-1937

      • W, 1936

      • W, 1937

      • Walker Engraving Company, 1918-1922

      • Walker, John (British Museum), 1935-1937

      • Wanamaker, John, 1921, 1928

      • War Medals, 1919-1922

      • War Trade Board, 1918-1919

      • Ware, Ivan H. (Canton Christian College), 1924

      • Webber, Paine, 1930-1933

      • Wells, T. Tileston, 1918

      • Wernstrom, Ernest R. 1921-1922

      • Western Ontario, University of, 1928

      • What’s Going on in Greater New York (The Weekly Magazine of City News), 1911-1922

      • Wheeler, A.L. (American Journal of Archaeology), 1921

      • Wheeler, Horace L., 1915-1929

      • Wheeler, Horace L., 1925

      • Whicher, George Meason, 1918-1929

      • Whipple, Allen, 1913-1916

      • White, Alfred T., 1918-1919

      • White, Edward A., 1920

      • Whitehead, R.B., 1920-1923

      • Whitehead and Hoag Company, 1920-1927

      • Williamson Paper Company, 1922

      • Williamson Paper Company, 1922

      • Wing, George C., 1921-1927

      • Wise and Ottenberg, 1923-1925

      • Wood, Casey, 1932-1935

      • Wood, Casey – Larins correspondence, 1926-1934

      • Wood, Howland (Personal), 1927-1932

      • Wood, Howland (Personal), 1934-1937

      • Wood, Howland (Personal), 1936

      • Woodward, A.M. Tracey, 1921-1926

      • World Book Company, 1921-1929

      • World War Medals, 1924-1925

      • Wormser, Moritz, 1920-1929

      • Wright, E.E., 1920-1921

      • Wright, Nelson, 1922-1929

      • Wulfing, John M. (Gildehaus, Wulfing and Company), 1921-1927

      • Wyllie, Robert E. (War Department), 1920-1921

      • Wyllie, Robert E. (War Department), 1920-1921

      • Wyman, Arthur C., 1921-1928

      • Wyman, Arthur C., 1932

      • X, 1921

      • Xerri, Emmanuele, 1920– see also George A. Laurence, Valetta Museum, American Counsel, Malta

      • Y, 1920-1928

      • Y, 1930-1933

      • Y, 1935-1937

      • Yale Publishing Association, 1922

      • Yale University Press, 1924-1929

      • Young Men’s Christian Association, 1918

      • Z, 1929, 1932, 1937

      • Zabriskie, Andrew C.

      • Zerbe, Farran, 1920-1928

      • Zerbe, Farran, 1930-1934

      • Zucchi, Mario, 1935, 1937

    • Box 10 of 12 - Notebooks

      Notebook: Correspondence and Notes on Bull and Horse Indian Series, 1927

      Notebook: Notes on Bull and Horseman Series II (with coin photographs)

      Notebook: Notes on Coinage of British East India Company

      Notebook: Notes on Coinage of British East India Company

      Notebook: Indian Journals

    • Box 11 of 12 - Research Files

    • Box 12 of 12 - Reports and Medals

      • Curator Reports, 1913-1914

      • Committee Reports, 1915-1918

      • Curator Reports, 1916-1927

      • Curator Reports, 1927

      • American Medals, 1918-1921

      • Indian Peace Medals, 1917 (1 of 4)

      • Indian Peace Medals, 1917 (2 of 4)

      • Indian Peace Medals, 1917 (3 of 4)

      • Indian Peace Medals, 1917 (4 of 4)

  • Series 10: George C. Miles curator correspondence, research materials, and lectures, 1933 - 1974

    Extent
    3 cubic feet (4 boxes)
    Access Restriction:

    Open to all researchers.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    The leading Islamic numismatist of his generation, George C. Miles (1904-1975) first came to the ANS in October 1937 as Research Assistant in Muhammadan Numismatics. Earlier that year, Miles had earned his doctorate in Oriental languages from Princeton University, where he had also earned his A.B. in 1926 and M.A. in 1930. From 1937 to 1938, Miles studied the Society's Islamic coin collection, verifying earlier work by Howland Wood and publishing his thesis as the magisterial Numismatic History of Rayy , which was issued in 1938 by the ANS as the second monograph in its Numismatic Studies series. After teaching at Princeton University and serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Miles returned to the ANS in 1946, where he initially served as Curator for Islamic Coins and studied the extensive collection of coins that Archer M. Huntington had donated to the Hispanic Society of America. The results of Miles' research on this collection were subsequently published in the ANS's Hispanic Numismatic Series. In 1954, Miles succeeded Sydney P. Noe as Chief Curator for the ANS, a position he maintained until 1969. In 1966, Miles was also named Executive Director of the ANS, a position he retained until his retirement in 1972. Miles also served as Secretary from 1966 through 1968. During his lifetime, Miles published 16 books and more than 75 articles. Miles also received numerous honors and awards, including the ANS's Archer M. Huntington Medal Award (1949), and medals of the Hispanic Society of America and Royal Numismatic Society (1957). Miles was a member of the American Philosophical Society, the Board of Scholars of Dumbarton Oaks, the Bureau of the International Numismatic Commission, and the Executive Committee of the Encyclopedia of Islam. In addition, Miles held honorary membership in the Société Française de Numismatique, the Société Belge de Numismatique, the Royal Numismatic Society, the Institut d'Egypte, and the Academies of Cordoba and Madrid. George Miles died on October 15, 1975, at the age of 71.

    Scope and Content:

    Contains correspondence, research materials, and outlines and texts of lectures. The correspondence files (1933-1973), some of which predate Miles’s employment at the American Numismatic Society in 1946, mostly have to do with his scholarly work on Islamic coins, and include discussions of coins among colleagues and collectors, including some materials under consideration for the ANS collections. In the correspondence with Erich Schmidt (1936-1964), there are items pertaining to his work and management at an expedition camp at the site of the ancient Persian city of Rayy (Schmidt, 1936-1964), which resulted in the monograph Numismatic History of Rayy (1938), Miles’s first major contribution to the field. Research materials (1934-1974, bulk 1966-1974) consist of notes and photographs (including film negatives) of Islamic coins and objects, and note cards pertaining to Rayy and listing significant Islamic persons. Also present are outlines and the text of lectures Miles’s gave at various places (1946-1973). Though many have to do with Islamic collecting, there is a broader range of subjects covered in the lectures, including numismatics as a field of study (ANS, 1955), the role of coins in history (University of Buffalo, 1957), the role of numismatics in archaeology (Madison, Chicago, Montclair, 1963-1965), and numismatic crossroads (ANS, 1952). There are also photographs of Egyptian weighs, photographs of an Abu Sa’id coin, and pasted plates of A Catalog of the Palace Collection of Ancient Coins and Bronzes by Imperial Order, by Shizheng, et al. In addition, there is a card file of references and notes used for the preparation of his The Coinage of The Visigoths of Spain: Leovigild to Achila II, 1952.

    • Box 1 of 5 - Correspondence

      • Abgarians, Mesrob T.

      • Album, Stephen

      • Andres, T.

      • Artuk, Ibrahim

      • Awad, Heneri A.

      • Azizbeglou, M.

      • Bloesch, Hansjoerg.

      • Bosworth, C. E.

      • Brown, Helen Mitchell

      • Bruckner, Geraldine (University Museum, University of Pennsylvania)

      • Brunner, Christopher

      • Burn, Richard (Sir)

      • Caley, Earle R.

      • Coolidge, John (Fogg Art Museum)

      • Cora collection

      • Curiel, Raoul

      • DeShazo, A. S.

      • Dols, Michael

      • Encyclopedia Persica

      • Erdmann, Kurt

      • Ettinghausen, Richard F.

      • Fahmy, Abd al-Rahman.

      • Farrugia de Candia, M. J.

      • Faure, Paul

      • Fitzwilliam Museum

      • Freeman, Sarah

      • Frye, Richard G.

      • Garcia-Gomez, E.

      • Ghirshman, Roman

      • Gibb, H. A. R.

      • Goodrich, L. Carrington

      • Glidden, Harold W.

      • Göbl, Robert

      • Grabar, Oleg

      • Grierson, Philip

      • Gropp, G.

      • Grohmann, Adolf

      • Gurnet, Robert

      • Jungfleisch, M.

      • Lane-Poole, Austin

      • Leuthold, Enrique

      • Levi Della Vida, G.

      • Levy, S.

      • Lopez, R. S.

      • Luther, Kenneth A.M.

      • Mackenzie, Franklin

      • Mateu y Llopis, Philipe

      • Morton, A. H.

      • Mottahedeh, Roy P.

      • Murraciole, P.

      • Moutsopoulos, N. C.

      • Marinho, Jose R.

      • Minorsky, V.

      • Madelung, Wilfred

      • Morris, Robert W.

      • Nahapetian, Yervand

      • Pereire, Roger

      • Poladian, Armenak

      • Schmidt, Erich

      • Walker, John

      • Assorted

    • Box 2 of 5 - Lectures and Photographs

      • Lecture outlines, 1959-1964

      • Lectures, 1952

      • Lectures, 1952-1956

      • Lectures, 1953-1954

      • Lectures, 1959

      • Lecture: Islamic numismatics, 1946

      • Lecture: Archaeology – Millbrook School, 1952

      • Lecture: Numismatic crossroad, 1952

      • Lecture: Numismatics as a field of study, 1955

      • Lecture: Crete, 1956-1971

      • Lecture: The role of coins in history, 1957

      • Lecture: Arabs in Greece?, 1959

      • Lecture: Islam and Byzantium, a numismatic commentary, 1959 (revised 1961 and 1965)

      • Lectures: Byzantines and Arabs, 1963

      • Lecture: The role of numismatics in archaeology, 1963-1965

      • Lecture: St. Paul’s Travels

      • Lecture: Traces of the Arabs in Greece, 1965

      • Lecture: A bird’s-eye view of Greek coins, 1972

      • Lecture: Survival of Sasonian motifs, 1973

      • Photographs: Abu Sa’id coin

      • Photographs: Egyptian weights (1 of 2)

      • Photographs: Egyptian weights (2 of 2)

      • Photographs: pasted plates of A Catalog of the Palace Collection of Ancient Coins and Bronzes by Imperial Order, Shizheng, et al.

    • Box 3 of 5 - Research Materials

      • “Numismatica Hispanica” [Hispanic numismatic series?] proposal.

      • Abdullah

      • Abbasid Partisan

      • Ahnas/Misr

      • Ali b. Isa

      • Arabs in Crete – Arabic Sources

      • Arab Imitations of Byzantine AE of Alexandria

      • Arab Sasanians, New

      • Armenian Gold Ring

      • A------- hoard

      • Atabeg coins – Photos

      • Atabeg coins – Prototypes

      • Behbud

      • Dirham

      • Dirhem hoard

      • Dune hoard – Stockholm

      • Dirhems, Oversized – Now ANS

      • Dulafids, Abu

      • Egyptian Damqhas – Hall-marks

      • Earliest Arab gold coinage

      • Early Arab Dinars

      • Ghayunavid hoard

      • Istakhr – tables

      • Istakhr – photographs

      • Islamic numismatics

      • Kakwayhid hoard

      • Kakwayhids

      • Kekova coins

      • Kevorkian collection

      • Kharijite dirham – ‘Ubaydah al-Taghlibi

      • Lead seals

      • Masabadhan

      • Mihrab, ‘Anazah and ‘Alam (paper read at AOS in 1949, plus research notes)

      • Misr mint – rare Abbasids

      • Mousa Settareh hoard

      • Muzaffarids

      • Nishapur

      • Normans of Sicily

      • Persepolis - NR

      • Persepolis – Islamic inscriptions

      • Persepolis - Tall-i-Bakun

      • Rayy – Luristan notes, 1934

      • Rayy – Luristan miscellaneous correspondence

      • Rayy – numismatics, 1934-1936

      • Rayy – 1934-1936

      • Rayy – Oriental Institute

      • Rayy – Parthian hoard

      • Rayy – miscellaneous notes

      • Salgharid medallion

      • Samarra mint

      • Sasanian metrology

      • Seljuq coins in the ANS

      • Shahs of Persia

      • Counterstamped Turkish AE

      • Turkoman Song

      • Unpublished early tombstones

      • Ziyarids

      • Assorted

      • Binder: History of the Crusades, correspondence, including of Michael Bates, 1970s, 1980s

    • Box 4 of 5 - Index card set

      • Rayy history and names of persons

    • Box 5 of 5 - Index card set

      • Visigoths

  • Series 11: Henry Grunthal curator correspondence, 1967-1969

    Extent
    2 cubic feet (2 boxes)
    Access Restriction:

    Open to all researchers.

    Scope and Content:

    Contains official correspondence from Grunthal's work as curator at the American Numismatic Society, primarily letters between Grunthal and his colleagues and members of the American Numismatic Society (ANS), coin collectors, and the general public about the cost and historical values of coins, medals, and paper money. The letters also include queries about the identification of coins and potential acquisitions, visits to the ANS, and the recommendation of dealers. Some queries were passed along to the ANS from other organizations, such as universities and galleries. Answers to queries include identification summaries, estimated values, and sources to consult. The collection includes both the letter received and the letter sent and occasionally coin rubbings. Letters are from all over the world, including Hong Kong, Canada, Tasmania, West Bengal India, Toronto, Singapore, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Uganda, England and Italy.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    Henry Grunthal (1905-2001) of the Riverdale section of the Bronx in New York City was born in Cologne, Germany, and was the son of numismatist and medal publisher Hugo Grunthal. He joined the American Numismatic Society (ANS) staff in 1953 as assistant to the chief curator and moved up to the position of curator of European and modern coins, a position he held until his retirement in 1973. His main activities at the ANS were building, labeling, and organizing the collections and assisting members with the identification and appraisal of coins, paper money, and medals. He was educated at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin, the University of Jena, and at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he studied archaeology and art history. He also studied numismatics under Kurt Regling in Berlin and Geheimrat Pick in Gotha. In 1938 he emigrated to the United States from Germany to work for Stack's Rare Coins in New York City. After retirement he was an independent numismatic consultant in New York City, where he also conducted auctions with Edward Gans at Numismatic Fine Arts. He wrote several articles for publications such as The Numismatist and Coin World and co-authored two books, Carolingian Coinage and The Coinage of Peru. He was awarded the American Numismatic Association Medal of Merit in 1970. Grunthal also received an ANS medal marking fifty years of continuous membership in 1979. He had been a member of the American Numismatic Association since 1929 and was active in both the Bronx Coin Club and the New York Numismatic Club, both of which he served as president.

    • Box 1 of 2: 1967-1968

    • Box 2 of 2: 1969

  • Series 12: Michael L. Bates curator correspondence and coin photographs, 1958-2004

    Extent
    5 cubic feet (5 boxes)
    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Arrangement:

    Some files are in alphabetical order; others are chronologically arranged.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    Michael L. Bates was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1941. He obtained bachelor (1963) and doctorate (1975) degrees from the University of Chicago, with his education and research culminating in his dissertation, Yemen and Its Conquest by the Ayyubids of Egypt (A.D. 1137-1202). He served as assistant curator (1970-1972), associate curator (1972-1977), and curator of Islamic coins (1977-2004), with his thirty-four year term of service as an ANS curator being the longest in the Society’s history. A major undertaking of Bates’s early years at ANS was the sorting and attributing of what were believed to be nearly 2,000 thirteenth-century Ayyubid silver dirhams, a hoard the ANS purchased in 1971, with nearly a third of the coins found to be Crusader imitations. Bates then turned his attention to studying coins of the Umayyad caliphate (661-750), and was granted a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship to travel to England and France to further study them. In 1978, 1980, and 1982-1983, he served as a coin expert at the American excavations at Fustat, the oldest Islamic section of Cairo. He was first elected a member of the International Numismatic Commission (INC) in 1979, and in addition to publishing on a variety of topics, Bates also organized educational seminars at ANS on topics such as collecting Islamic coins and the Arab-Sasanian coinage of Iran.

  • Series 13: Jeremiah D. Brady curator correspondence, 1916 - 1981

    Extent
    0.7 cubic feet (2 boxes)
    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    Jeremiah Brady (b. 1940), originally of Fall River, Massachusetts, obtained a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College (1961), an M.Litt. from Cambridge University (1963), and a Ph.D. in medieval history from Harvard (1972). He served as assistant (1970) then associate (1972) curator of medieval coins at ANS until 1980, when he left to take a position with Sotheby Parke-Bernet. During his years with the ANS, Brady was responsible for numerous projects in addition to his normal curatorial work, including the mounting the exhibit “Coinage of the Americas” for the 1973 International Numismatic Congress, coordinating the commissioning of the 1977 ANS members medal, and authoring Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles.

    Scope and Content:

    Appears to be mostly materials relating to his position as secretary of the ANS standing committee on medals (1973-1976) and medals and decorations (1977-1980). There are correspondence, photographs, and other items having to do with a competition for a new design for a member’s medal in 1977, including photographs of plaster models and design critiques by committee and jury members of Frank Eliscu’s winning design. Also present are materials relating to additions to the Society’s collection of medals by Karl Goetz, such as a donation by Christian “Buddy” Ebson (1979) and correspondence on Goetz’s Lusitania medal, which includes the earliest item in the series, a J. Schulman invoice listing a Goetz medal (1916); correspondence relating to a legal matter arising over the attribution of a possibly imitation Davis Guard medal commemorating the Civil War battle of Sabine Pass (1974-1975); and files on donations from Frank O’Sullivan (1979.60) and Arthur Appleton (1978.64). There are three notebooks of materials (1976-1979) relating to a project relating to the documentation of all medals issued by the ANS since its founding in 1858. The notebooks contain completed forms with information on the medals, some correspondence, and photocopies from published sources as well as circulars (fliers) for some of the medals, such as Ernest Babelon (1912), Declaration of War (1917), and Catskill Aqueduct (1917), Prince of Wales (1919), and Centennial (1958).

    • Box 2 of 2

      • Three notebooks on ANS medals

  • Series 14: Nancy M. Waggoner curator correspondence and other material, 1968-1989

    Extent
    1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)
    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    Nancy M. Waggoner (1924-1989) graduated from Smith College (B.A., 1946) before attending Columbia University (M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1968), where she studied under Margaret Thompson in the first seminar in numismatics, which ultimately resulted in her dissertation on the mint of Alexander the Great at Babylon. She served ANS as assistant curator (1968) and curator (1976) of Greek Coins and took over the Columbia seminar when Margaret Thompson retired in 1979. She remained at ANS until her retirement in 1988 and died the following year. After her death, the ANS held a symposium in her honor, which resulted in the publication in 1991 of Mnemata: Papers in Memory of Nancy M. Waggoner. Her two major publications were: Archaic Greek Silver Coinage. The “Asyut” Hoard, which she co-authored with Martin Price, and Early Greek Coins in the Collection of Jonathan P. Rosen, a volume in the Society’s ACNAC (American Coins in North American Collections) series. In addition, Waggoner supervised the publication of three volumes of the Society’s contribution to the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum.

    Scope and Content:

    Contains correspondence (1981-1988) on a variety of topics relating to her work as curator of Greek coins at the American Numismatic Society, including letters mostly with other scholars, but also with the general public, discussing the study of coins and their identification, attribution, and sometimes value, occasionally with coin photographs included. Also present are letters of recommendation and introduction written for others; correspondence and other materials relating to the development of ANS collections, such as an appraisal and articles relating to the Robert F. Kelley bequest (1977) and letters relating to the possible availability of coins from the H.H. Mirza (1983) and Henry Lindren (1984) collections; a report, procedures, and other materials having to do with the ANS photo file (photofile) (1980); a letter from Edward Gans on the history of his collecting and how he “abandoned the collecting of coins,” having lost his wife and his vision (1985); an agreement form concerning materials from Athos Moretti on temporary deposit at ANS (1986); notes, research letters, and materials relating to her efforts in 1974 to build upon her 1968 dissertation on a die-study of the Alexander mint at Babylon; and session lectures and student papers from the seminar she taught at Columbia University (1982-1989).

  • Series 15: Alan M. Stahl curator correspondence and other material, 1914-2000, bulk 1982-2000

    Extent
    13 cubic feet (13 boxes)
    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Arrangement:

    Though some patterns can be discerned, the materials are unarranged. This disorder may have been the result of the packing and unpacking of the records during one of the Society’s physical relocations that took place after Stahl’s departure.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    Alan M. Stahl (b. 1947) of Ossining, N.Y., was curator of medieval coins and of medals at the American Numismatic Society from 1980 to 2000. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Stahl graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1968) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., 1973; Ph.D., 1977). His dissertation became the basis of the book The Merovingian Coinage of the Region of Metz (1982), research on which began as a student in the ANS Summer Graduate Seminar (1975). Much of his scholarly work during his time at ANS was concerned with coinage of the mint of medieval Venice, which resulted in the monographs The Venetian Tornesello: A Medieval Colonial Coinage (1985) and Zecca: The Mint of Venice in the Middle Ages (2000), along with numerous articles. Stahl also took in active role in matters pertaining to medals, serving as editor for two volumes of The Medal in America (1988, 1999), as a U.S.A delegate (1987-2000) and executive committee member (1989-2000) of the Fédération Internationale de la Médaille (FIDEM), and as president (1984-1988) and board member (since 1995) of the American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA). In addition to his curatorial duties at ANS, Stahl also was responsible for coordinating the selection of recipients for the Society’s J. Sanford Saltus Medal Award and helped to relaunch the Society’s moribund medallic program in the mid-1980s. After leaving ANS, he has served as a visiting professor at the University of Michigan (2000-2001), Rice University (2001-2002), and the University of Notre Dame (2002), and since 2004 he has been curator of numismatics at Princeton University.

    Scope and Content:

    Contains correspondence, conference materials, professional organization mailings, texts of articles and scholarly papers under review, research notes, and records relating to ANS collections, loans, and exhibits. Correspondence includes scholarly discussions among colleagues and the coordination and review of articles for publication, sometimes with the inclusion of photographs of materials under discussion. There are also replies to inquiries from the general public, the importance of which Stahl stressed in a memorandum (May 18, 1993) to staff. This and additional staff memorandums regarding curatorial policies and procedures can be found in the files “Curatorial Memos” and “General Memos.” Also included are correspondence, notes, and other materials relating to his research on Venetian torneselli (1982-1991); letters to students and former students of the ANS Graduate Summer Seminar, including review notes on their papers; submissions, including artwork and photographs, for several medal design competitions, such as the Statue of Liberty (1985-1987), the quincentenary of Columbus’s voyage (1988-1992), the ANS Endowment (1988-1989), and the ANS 125th anniversary (1982-1983), the last of which includes the original artwork submitted by the winning sculptor, Marcel Jovine. In addition there are materials concerning the Saltus Medal Award Committee (1983-2000); exhibits and other special projects relating to ANS collections, including photographs and other items in files on Indian Peace Medals and the J.P. Morgan collection (both of which contain some of the earliest dated items in the records, ca. 1917-1940s), and materials relating to Victor David Brenner, including biographical items, a deed of gift for a Lincoln plaster by him, and material for an article (1986-1988) and an exhibit (1995). Other topics covered include ANS thefts; materials held on temporary loan at ANS as well as the Society’s loans to other organization; the use of computers for collection control; and newsletters and conference materials of various professional organizations, such as the Fédération Internationale de la Médaille (FIDEM) and the American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA). The earliest item in the records is a postcard from a "J.S.S." to Bauman Belden (1914) filed with FIDEM materials (1996-2000).

  • Series 15: Carmen Arnold-Biucchi curator correspondence, 1982-1999

    Extent
    2 cubic feet (2 boxes)
    Language
    EnglishFrench
    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    Carmen Arnold-Biucchi joined the ANS staff as a Greek and Roman curatorial assistant in 1982 before becoming assistant curator of ancient coins (1984-1989) and the first Margaret Thompson Curator of Greek Coins (1989-2000). A graduate of the University of Fribourg (M.A., 1971; Ph.D., 1976), she was employed by the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC) in Basle (1974-1977) and at Rutgers University in New Jersey (1979-1981) before her employment at ANS, which followed her attendance of the ANS Graduate Summer Seminar in 1981. She currently holds the position of Damarete Curator of Ancient Coins, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums.

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  • Series 16: Rose Chan Houston curator correspondence, 1947-1988

    Extent
    0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    Rose Chan Houston of Bronxville, N.Y., obtained her B.A. from Marion College, Indianapolis, in 1959, before attending Fordham University, obtaining an M.A. in Modern European and American History in 1961 and a Ph.D. in Modern Diplomatic History in 1971. She joined the ANS in 1971 where she served as assistant (1971-1973) and associate (1973-1988) curator of Far Eastern coins. In the summer of 1988 the Far Eastern curatorship was eliminated because of financial constraints. Prior to her time at ANS, Chan had been a librarian at Fordham University (1961-1966) and an instructor of history at Yeshiva University (1968-1969). In later years she again worked as a librarian at the School of the Holy Child in Rye, New York. Her articles on Chinese coins and other topics appeared in such publications as Museum Notes and International Bank Note Society Journal.

  • Series 17: William L. Bischoff curator correspondence, 1987

    Extent
    0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
    Access Restriction:

    Open to all researchers.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    William L. Bischoff (1938-2010) was assistant (January 1987-October 1988) and associate (October 1988-May 1989) curator of modern coins at the American Numismatic Society. He was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in Fresno, California. He attended Stanford (B.A., 1960) and Harvard (Ph.D., 1970) Universities and then went on to hold an assistant professorship at the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico (1970-1972), work as director of a prison education program for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration and the University of Massachusetts in Boston (1973-1974), and teach as an associate professor of Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. After leaving the ANS, he became curator of numismatics at the Newark Museum (1991-1997).

    Scope and Content:

    Correspondence having to do with inquiries from the general public regarding the hobby of coin collecting and the value and identification of coins, among other topics.

    • Inquiries, January 1987

    • Inquiries, February 1987

    • Inquiries, March 1987

    • Inquiries, April 1987

    • Inquiries, May 1987

    • Inquiries, June 1987

    • Inquiries, July 1987

    • Inquiries, August 1987

    • Inquiries, September 1987

    • Inquiries, October 1987

    • Inquiries, November 1987

    • Inquiries, December 1987

  • Series 18: William E. Metcalf curator correspondence, 1954-2000, bulk 1982-2000

    Extent
    10 cubic feet (10 boxes)
    Arrangement:

    Though some patterns can be discerned, the materials are unarranged. This disorder may have been the result of the packing and unpacking of the records during one of the Society’s physical relocations that took place after Metcalf’s departure.

    Access Restriction:

    Portions are closed to outside researchers.

    Biographical/Historical Commentary:

    William E. Metcalf (b. 1947) served the American Numismatic Society as assistant (1973-1975), associate (1975-1978), and curator (1978-2000) of Roman and Byzantine coins. In addition, he held the positions of deputy chief curator (1978 -1979) and chief curator (1979-2000). Majoring in classical studies, he received his bachelor’s (1969), master’s (1970), and doctorate degrees (1973) at the University of Michigan. After leaving the ANS, Metcalf became an associate professor at New York University (2000-2002) and then professor of classics and curator of coins and medals at Yale University Art Gallery (2002-).

    Scope and Content:

    Contains official correspondence relating to Metcalf’s role as ANS curator and chief curator, including letters filed by year (1982-1999) on topics such as inquiries from the general public about coins and numismatics; the fulfilling of orders for casts and photographs of ANS collections; the arranging of lecturers and students for the Summer Seminar; letters of support from Metcalf for individuals or projects; the arranging of his own lectures; and gifts of coins, books, and money. Also present are staff memorandums on various ANS policies and procedures sent by Metcalf as chief curator, some of which were circulated and initialed by staff (1982-1999); materials relating to the activities of a five-year plan and long-range planning committee, which includes a detailed memorandum from Metcalf addressing problems relating to the Society’s Audubon Terrace location and raising the possibility of the Society’s relocation (1991-1993); correspondence between Phil Mossman and Leslie Elam about James C. Spilman’s desire to divest himself of responsibility for the CNL (Colonial Newsletter) Foundation (1995-1996); general information for seminar students, including assessments of the restaurants in Washington Heights (William E. Metcalf, 1988, Box 7); a letter to John J. Pittman concerning the Bechtler press (P, 1986-1989, Box 7); correspondence pertaining to the sale by Johns Hopkins University of the John Work Garrett coin collection (Evergreen House, 1978-1979, Box 2); materials relating to the Juan Suros and William Sheldon ANS coin thefts (Box 2); and items relating to an insurance claim for coins said to be stolen but that may have in fact been in the possession of the ANS (Travelers Company, 1988). Also includes some files that Metcalf may have been using for research, such as the earliest materials found in these records: correspondence, notes, and photographs relating to several hoards (1954-, Box 3), and letters and notes from Alexander Veglery to George Miles on Byzantine seals (1963).

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  • Series 19: Miscellaneous curatorial records, 1900-1940

    Extent
    1 box
    Access Restriction:

    Open to all researchers.

    Scope and Content:

    Various materials relating to ANS coin and other collections. Contains two handwritten inventories, one entitled “List of Pamphlets Etc. on Bottom of Case” (2 pages) and the other a listing by section coins contained in a cabinet (27 pages) (circa 1900); an inventory of ANS token and store card holdings (circa 1903); a list of duplicate coins from the numismatic section of the Public Library, Museum, and Art Gallery of South Australia; photographs, a clipping, and descriptions relating to a theft of medals, including life-saving medals, from the ANS (1939) (includes a receipt and letters relating to a gift from Captain Michael Gorman, 1911-1912); and correspondence resulting from an attempt to contact people who had mailed in coins unsolicited nearly thirty years earlier (1940).

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    • Pamphlet and coin inventories, circa 1900

    • ANS token and store card holdings and accessions, ca. 1903

    • Public Library, Museum, and Art Gallery of South Australia--Offer and list of duplicate coins

    • Coin theft, 1939

    • Correspondence regarding unclaimed coins and other items, 1940