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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 25, June 21, 2009, Article 16

QUIZ ANSWER: JAMES D. FOSKETT, FIRST ANS LIBRARIAN

In response to last week's quiz question, Pete Smith writes:
"According to the centennial history of the American Numismatic Society, the first Librarian was James D. Foskett."


That's correct! Foskett served from 1858 to 1864. But can anyone tell us anything about him? The ANS centennial history says little about him. He was one of the signers of the invitation to the first meeting of the organization. The ANS web site has a page devoted to the one-page letter dated March 8, 1858.

1858 ANS Sage invitation



New York
March 8, 1858


Dear Sir,

An informal meeting will be held at the house of Aug. B. Sage, at 121 Essex St. for the purpose of taking the preliminary steps toward the organization of an Antiquarian Society in this city. You are earnestly requested to be present on the occasion.

Respectfully,
Aug. B. Sage
Henry O. Hart
James D. Foskett
Edward Groh
James Oliver

Meeting Monday
evening, March 15
7 o'clock


To view the original web page, see: Invitation to the first meeting of the American Numismatic Society (www.numismatics.org/About/SageLetter)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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