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    Eric P. Newman Correspondence Files:
    Kenneth Scott

    Newman, Eric P. Correspondence with Kenneth Scott. Over 300 pages, consisting of original letters to Eric P. Newman from Scott and carbon copies of Newman's letters in return, 1953-1967, as well as various photocopies and printed items. Occasional correspondence from or to other parties, of relevance to the Scott-Newman correspondence, is also included. Materials are generally well-preserved.

    Kenneth Scott (1900-1993) was a professor of history, teaching at Wagner College and City University of New York during the years in which he corresponded with Eric P. Newman. Between 1952 and 1960, he published several book-length works on counterfeiting during the Colonial and Confederation periods, as well as a number of articles on the subject. Three of his books, on counterfeiting in Colonial New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, were published by the American Numismatic Society.

    Scott's correspondence with Eric P. Newman is remarkable not only for its focus, but because of the fact that he was an academic conducting serious research on a numismatic topic from outside of the hobby. Neither a collector nor a dealer, Scott was purely a researcher, which had an appeal to Newman--as much of a collector as he was, Newman was always somewhat uncomfortable with the commercial side of numismatics. The correspondence here present is densely packed with information, and provides many avenues for further study.
    Estimate $1,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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