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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 51, December 16, 2007, Article 10

QUERY: THOMAS CUNNINGHAM ARTICLE SOUGHT

Jerry Fochtman writes: "I've got a small, bound copy of a
reprint of Thomas Cunningham's article on Postage and Fractional
Currency that was in the Vol. XXVII, No. 4 April, 1893 issue
of the "American Journal of Numismatics".  It's bound in black
hardboard covers with the paper title and the name of Thomas
Cunningham in gold lettering on the cover.  Inside is a
bookplate for Henry Brand's library and on the cover page
it is autographed "Compliments of Thomas Cunningham".  I
received it in an auction where it was sold by an elderly
gentlemen who received it from the William Philpott library
after he passed away.

"In the process of trimming the pages of the article for
mounting, it was trimmed too tight on the edge, cutting off
some of the letters, enough to make it difficult to determine
the word at the end of the sentence.  So while I have this
wonderful autographed item in my library, I would like to
obtain a digital, or good photo copy of the complete original
article to place with this original bound version.

"Thus far I've not been able to locate any example of the
specific issue that contained the original published article.
I've been offered a complete set of American Journal of Numismatics,
but the price exceeds my resources.  So if anyone happens to
know where I can borrow a copy to scan, or perhaps can assist
me in getting a copy I would appreciate it.  Thanks!"

[I would suggest the American Numismatic Association library –
they can provide photocopies of any Numismatist article,
and they may have that issue of AJN even if they don’t have
a full set.  Check the subject files as well as the shelves –
when I was there many years ago they had a file cabinet
with copies of various articles, and I think I first read
this one there. -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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