Cornerstones have been in the news lately. This report from Boston indicates that some coins extracted from a Boston Public Library
cornerstone are missing and may have been stolen. This is NOT related to the recently opened time capsule elsewhere in Boston at the
Massachusetts State House. -Editor
There are more questions about the whereabouts of items thought to be under the safe-keeping of the Boston Public Library.
A library spokeswoman says a retired employee who now volunteers told administrators last week that gold coins originally placed in the
cornerstone of the main building have been missing for decades.
The coins were apparently placed in an 1888 time capsule that was opened in the 1990s. No estimate of the coins' value was
A library spokesperson said based on his information, it's believed the coins went missing decades ago.
"The Mayor was made aware on Tuesday during his meeting with Amy Ryan and Jeff Rudman. The Mayor is very disappointed in yet
another breach of security," Mayor Marty Walsh spokeswoman Laura Oggeri said in a statement.
Police and the FBI are investigating the disappearance of two pieces of artwork worth more than a half million dollars combined. A top
employee has been placed on leave.
The Boston Public Library is home to one of the most sacred gold medals in America, the Comitia Washington Before Boston medal, currently
on display there through November 29, 2015. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Gold coins missing from Boston
Public Library, volunteer says (www.wcvb.com/news/gold-coins-missing-from-boston-public-library-volunteer-says/33282270)
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE TIME CAPSULE EXHIBIT
EXHIBIT: WE ARE ONE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n18a13.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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