Last week Wendell Wolka wrote:
As the lead researcher on Hugh Shull's book I was surprised to hear that Mr. Duke was disappointed that Virginia county and city notes were not included in the book. As is clearly stated in the "How to Use this Book" section on page x, "Only notes issued by state governments are included. Privately issued notes, non-governmental notes, obsolete bank notes and scrip, and Confederate States of America notes are outside the scope of this work." Thus, more local issues like the Louisiana parish notes and Virginia county and city notes were never intended to be part of the book.
Bob Neale writes:
I'd have to agree with Wendell's comments. As I learned from Dave Bowers after seeing his book on Obsolete Paper Money, my book on the Bank of Cape Fear of Wilmington, NC, was not noted because all Dave's discussions and references were intended to apply to a state as a whole, not to any particular bank. One does have to draw the line somewhere, and Hugh Shull did so by limiting his coverage to state-issued notes. What a remarkable wealth of illustrative information on obsolete notes has now come to the fore through these two books!
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