The following note was emailed to American Numismatic Society members on Monday, September 12th. Librarian Elizabeth Hahn announced this earlier in The E-Sylum. Gordon was also active at NBS events. See below for an earlier E-Sylum article about Gordon.
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 Francis D. Campbell Library Chair and the ongoing projects of the ANS Library.
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). Donations can be made online at http://numismatics.org/Library/Frost or checks payable to the American Numismatic Society can be mailed to the address below.
Thank you for your support.
American Numismatic Society
Attn: Membership, Frost
75 Varick Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10013 U.S.A.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
GORDON FROST 1935 - 2011
Wayne Homren, Editor
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