American Numismatic Society Librarian Elizabeth Hahn writes:
I know that many E-Sylum readers expressed their memories and sympathies with the passing of Gordon Frost earlier this year. I can say that he was certainly a frequent visitor to the ANS Library and always came bearing stories and gifts. I know he will be missed by many, including me.
Elizabeth forwarded the following note, which is on the ANS web site and will be going out soon in ANS News.
Gordon was a true numismatic bibliophile and well deserving of the honor.
On March 2, 2011, Gordon Frost, a Fellow and donor of the American Numismatic Society unexpectedly passed away at the age of 75.
At the suggestion and with the active support of his devoted wife of almost 45 years, Rosalie, the American Numismatic Society wishes to commemorate Gordon Frostís life-long passion for numismatics and books by naming a section of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Library after him.
The library contains a number of books devoted to the study of nautical archaeology including shipwreck finds and sunken treasure, which were frequently consulted by Gordon who was working on a book on the literature of sunken treasure. The shelves that contain these books will bear a label "In Memory of Fredric Gordon Frost." Funds from all shelf naming donations help support the library and its ongoing projects.
It is the aim of the Society to ultimately raise $10,000 in order to include Gordon's name not only on the shelving section, but also on the Library Benefactor wall inside the John J. Ford, Jr. Reading Room of the Library.
If you have any questions about donating to this drive or the ANS, please contact Megan Fenselau (212-571-4470, ext. 117).
Thank you for your support. Full website, including a nice obituary by ANS Curator Robert Wilson Hoge, on the website here:
Donations in memory of F. Gordon Frost (1935 - 2011).
Wayne Homren, Editor
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