JOHN W. ADAMS COIN WORLD COMMENTARY
The June 21st issue of Coin World features a guest editorial by John W. Adams of Boston in response to the AJN article by Buttrey regarding Western Gold Assay Bars.
"Given that my book, United States Numismatic Literature Volume II, was quoted extensively by Mr. Buttrey, I possess some credentials to judge his work. I am flattered whenever
my book is employed in shaping numismatic research -- that was the whole point in writing it. However, in researching his monograph, Mr. Buttrey used only one chapter of my
book, whereas there were many chapters in Volume II (and Volume I) that would have pointed to relevant bibliography.
…it is clear that Mr. Buttrey's work is woefully incomplete. To have arrived at grave conclusions based on demonstrably superficial research does discredit to the author as well as to the publisher of his monograph."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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