PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V9 2006 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE




The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 42, October 15, 2006, Article 10

J. HEWITT JUDD INFORMATION SOUGHT

Samuel Ernst writes: "I was inspired by the recent ANA Numismatist
article on the final resting places of famous numismatic figures,
and for Halloween I'm doing a report about the graves of famous
numismatists in Omaha.  I found both Byron Reed's and Dr. Judd's
graves and my dad and I are going to go out and take pictures, but
I wanted to have stories about them to go with the pictures.  Has
anything has ever been written about J. Hewitt Judd and how he
started collecting and how and why he wrote his first pattern book?
I talked to a couple of the really old members of the Omaha Coin
Club that knew him, but no one was able to provide much information.
I also contacted Saul Teichman."

Saul writes: "With regard to the Judd book itself, I believe Dr.
Judd was more involved in the financing of the book, not its
content. I believe the actual content/writing for the first edition
was done by Walter Breen and William Guild, a pattern collector whose
name has been mostly forgotten today but he was a contemporary of
Judd and Lohr collecting patterns in the 1940-50s.

As for Dr. Judd himself, believe it or not, I know very little.
His U.S. collection was offered by Abe Kosoff in the early 1960s as
the "Illustrated History of U.S. Coins".  He collected first year of
type as well as patterns.   I believe he was also a past president
of the ANA."

Pete Smith adds: "He served on the ANA board of governors from 1945
to 1951; as first vice president 1951 to 1953 and as president from
August 26, 1953, to August 27, 1955.  He was life member 65 of the
ANA, received the ANA Medal of Merit in 1948, and the Farran Zerbe
Award in 1955. His exhibit of pattern coins in 1952 won the Howland
Wood award for best-in-show. Judd served on the U.S. Assay commission
in 1965. He was listed in Who's Who in America in 1974.

An article on Judd (with photo) is in the October 1953 issue of
The Numismatist, pages 1034-1035."

[I've already learned a lot about Dr. Judd from these submissions.
Can anyone offer additional information on Judd?  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

Google
 
coinbooks.org Web
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization 
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor 
at this address: whomren@coinlibrary.com

To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V9 2006 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE


Copyright © 1998 - 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster