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The E-Sylum:  Volume 4, Number 8, February 18, 2001, Article 5

ON MATTHEW YOUNG 

   Scott Miller writes: "I am surprised no one came up with this: 
   "Matthew Young and his Numismatic Correspondents a 
   Century and a Half Ago:  With a Glimpse at the First London 
   Numismatic Society" by A Porritt, Minerva Numismatic 
   Handbooks Number One. 

   Although only 36 pages, there is quite a bit of interesting 
   material.  Some of the names appearing include William Wyon, 
   Edward Hawkins and Marmaduke Trattle." 

   [Editor:  (blush) I knew the name sounded familiar - I could 
   swear that I have the above-mentioned book in my library, 
   but I can't put my finger on it at the moment.  I did manage 
   to locate "A History of the Royal Numismatic Society 1836 
   - 1986" by R.A.G. Carson and H. Pagan, 1986.   Matthew 
   Young is listed as a member of the Numismatic Society of 
   London (from which the Royal Society was formed).  He is 
   listed as living from 1771-1836, and his death date is listed 
   as "12 Jun 1838"   This is consistent with the sale date of his 
   library (26 Nov, 1838).] 

   Darryl Atchison also pointed out the existence of the 
   pamphlet, and noted:  "Also, in view of the nature of the 
   correspondence and the individuals concerned it is not difficult 
   to deduce Young's standing in the numismatic fraternity of his 
   period." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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