Anne E. Bentley writes:
The Massachusetts Historical Society's two main published series, the Collections (1792 to the present) and Proceedings (through the end of the series, 1997) are now available through www.Jstor.org. All of the MHS numismatic articles I cited at the Numismatic Bibliomania Society event in Baltimore last year are now available in full. Those who don't have access through their work (most universities are members) should check their local library. I access JSTOR through my Boston Public Library (free) account.
Great news! Historical society publication can be a trove of great information for numismatic researchers. At my request Anne forwarded some of the notes for her talk - see below for excerpts. Thanks! -Editor
Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society is a series devoted to publication of primary source materials from our library and others. Now in our 216th year of production.
Series 3, In 1832, James Mease reprinted his description of 17 colonial medals relating to Pennsylvania and most of the Comitia Americana set, and added descriptions of the 25 medals awarded by Congress in the War of 1812,
Collections vol. 76 is more familiar to you as Malcolm Storerís Numismatics of Massachusetts.
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society is a series that covers 1791 through 1997, documenting meetings and papers presented through those years. Several notable articles appear here. William Sumner Appleton presented a paper on coins and medals relating to America in vol. 11 of the first series (1791-1883).
In series 2 he also reported on Duprť and his work for America in connection with the collection of his materials at the Boston Public Library (Proc. Ser. 2, v. 5). Series 2 also features Andrew McFarland Davisís A search for a pamphlet by Governor Hutchinson (Proc. Ser. 2, Vol. 12) as part of his bibliography of pamphlets on paper money in provincial Massachusetts.
Shepard Pondís paper on Pretenders to the French Throne in Numismatics appeared in Vol. 67. Our late Adams Papers Editor, Marc Friendlaender, published an entertaining account of Charles Francis Adamsís numismatic exploits in Charles Francis Adams, Numismatist, Brought to the Bar: Groux v. Adams in Vol. 86.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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