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Nov 13 2021

American Numismatic Society Member Circulars Digitized

Scanning of ANS library materials, sponsored by Newman Portal, continues at a brisk pace. Recently scanned were a set of about a hundred ANS member questionnaires, c. 1890. These circulars include rich biographical information and will be useful to students of ANS and numismatic history. The entry for Emmanuel  J. Attinelli will be of special interest to bibliophiles, as he wrote the first substantive bibliography of American numismatic literature, Numisgraphics, in 1875. Attinelli, a physician, was clearly proud of his American-Italian heritage and Old World noble roots. The document is signed by Attinelli’s wife, who wonders if the Society might take some relics off her hands, said to have originated from catacombs in Italy.

Link to Attinelli member questionnaire on Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/attinelliemmanue00amer/mode/1up
Link to ANS member surveys on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/archivedetail/515008
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