Mitch Ernst asked about anything previously published about Byron Reed or his collection. One source is his obituary in the American Journal of Numismatics for July 1891. I don't have a copy in my files. My files do include an article in the November 28, 1990, issue of Coin World. "History surrounds Omaha museum visitors" was written by Dr. Richard S. Appel. This included some biographical information of Reed and a description of the exhibit at the Western Heritage Museum in Omaha. The article mentions the Reed library including 1836 books plus 3243 pamphlets and documents. These include other fields beyond numismatics. I was fortunate to visit the museum about a year ago. I believe the exhibit I saw was changed from the exhibit shown in 1990. Perhaps Dr. Lee can explain some of these changes.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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