Assistant Curator, then Curator of the ANS from 1909 to 1912, Brett also served as honorary Associate Curator of Ancient Coins from 1923 to 1955 and Chair of the ANS Publication Committee from 1923 to 1946.
Richard Hoe Lawrence (1858-1936) of New York City was a numismatic collector and scholar who was closely associated with the American Numismatic and Archeological Society (later the American Numismatic Society) during its early formative years in the nineteenth century. He amassed notable collections of Roman Republican and Early Imperial denarii and served as the Society’s curator (1879) and librarian (1880-1885), overseeing the production of the library’s first printed catalog. Lawrence served as president of the Grolier Club in New York City (1906-1908).
Numismatic cartoonist, columnist, author, and editor Stuart Mosher (1904-1956) was born in Canada, settled in Buffalo in 1926, and moved to New York City in 1935, where he was associated with coin dealers Wayte Raymond and the New Netherlands Coin Company. He was the author of The Story of Money as Told by the Knox Collection (1936) and United States Commemorative Coins, 1892-1939 (1940) and he wrote and illustrated a newspaper column called Curiosities of Currency. He became editor of The Numismatist in 1945, a position he held until 1954, and in 1948 became acting curator of numismatics at the Smithsonian Institution.
Henry Phillips Jr. of Philadelphia was a philologist and numismatist who served as curator, secretary, and librarian of the American Philosophical Society and secretary and treasurer of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia.
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.