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    Eric P. Newman Correspondence Files:
    Institutions and Societies

    Newman, Eric P. Correspondence with Various Institutions and Societies. One box of material, primarily consisting of original letters to Eric P. Newman from various representatives of institutions (generally numismatic or historical societies, but also including museums and private clubs) and carbon copies of Newman's letters in return, as well as copies of other associated items. Thirty-five institutions are included. Subjects include material that may be covered topically elsewhere in the archives. Most materials are well-preserved.

    While this particular lot includes a variety of material, a few of the more interesting highlights include: correspondence between Eric P. Newman and Clarence C. Brigham of the American Antiquarian Society regarding the engravings made by Paul Revere for paper money; correspondence with Clifford E. Shipton, also of the American Antiquarian Society, about Newman's research on 18th-century counterfeiting; a letter dated July 7, 1970, from the American Philosophical Society inviting Newman to address them on the subject of Benjamin Franklin's use of nature prints as a deterrent to counterfeiting; letters concerning Newman's involvement in planning the 1957 Central States Numismatic Society convention in St. Louis; a 1946 exchange of letters with the Essex Institute, in which Newman trades some banknotes in his collection for duplicates in theirs; correspondence with Ted Buttrey for the International Numismatic Congress, with a draft of an article, "Early Money Episodes in North America," submitted for inclusion in their Proceedings; materials exchanged regarding Newman's speech at the annual meeting of the Manuscript Society, "Autographed Paper Money of America"; correspondence between Newman and Anne E. Bentley and John D. Cushing of the Massachusetts Historical Society on Colonial bills of credit and other topics; and much else.

    Correspondents include: American Antiquarian Society; American Jewish Historical Society; American Philosophical Society; American Tax Token Society; California State Numismatic Association; Central States Numismatic Society; Collector's Society of St. Louis; Commission Internationale de Numismatique; Essex Institute; Foundation for Numismatic Education; Georgia Historical Society; International Bank Note Society; International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins; International Numismatic Commission; International Numismatic Congress; International Numismatic Society Authentication Bureau; Manuscript Society; Massachusetts Historical Society; Missouri Historical Society; Missouri Numismatic Society; New York Numismatic Club; Numismatic Literary Guild; Old Timer Assay Commissioners Society; Professional Numismatists Guild; Rittenhouse Society; Saint Louis Art Museum; Saint Louis Public Library; Society of Paper Money Collectors; State Historical Society of Missouri; Token and Medal Society; Walker Art Center; Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society; Western Reserve Historical Society; Winterthur Museum; and Yale University.
    Estimate $1,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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