William P. Wallace, a professor of classics at the University of Toronto, joined the American Numismatic Society in 1938, becoming a fellow in 1950. He was the author of The Euboian League and its Coinage, published by the ANS in 1956 (Numismatic Notes and Monographs 134). The Society acquired almost 200 of his coins, mostly from Euboean mints, in 1978. Nancy Waggoner discussed some of these coins in an article published in the ANS’s Museum Notes (no. 25, 1980), also mentioning his “great deal of unpublished material now housed in the American Numismatic Society.”
Ophthalmologist, ornithologist, and bibliophile Casey A. Wood (1856-1942) was born in Wellington, Ontario, and was educated at Ottawa Grammar School and Ottawa College Institute. He obtained an M.D. from University of Bishop’s College (1977) and McGill University (ad eundem, 1906), eventually practicing ophthalmology in Chicago. After retiring in 1917, he traveled with his wife to British Guiana, India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and the South Pacific.
Andrew Zabriskie first joined the ANS in 1874 and became a life member in 1894. He served initially as Third Vice-President from 1880-83 and then as First Vice-President from 1884-96 before finally being elected President of the ANS in 1896. He remained as President until his resignation in December 1904.
Farran Zerbe (1871-1949) was an internationally renowned numismatic lecturer, writer, and collector whose holdings, which included over 50,000 coins and an extensive library, were sold to Chase National Bank in 1928 where it formed the basis of a money museum, of which Zerbe served as curator until 1939.