It's only partly numismatic, but Russ Sears of Baltimore is presenting an exhibit and talk about Johns Hopkins related artifacts, and
Included is a showcase of medals. Here's the press release, and images of some of the medals. -Editor
For anyone interested in Johns Hopkins history, the Clifton Mansion in Clifton Park will be the place to be on Saturday, October 3,
2015. Baltimore historical artifacts collectors Russ and Jane Sears will exhibit important artifacts related to Johns Hopkins
1850's Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ledger signed by Johns Hopkins when he received interest on his stock holdings.
Early 1860's Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ledger showing stock purchases and sales, some for Johns Hopkins.
The 1875 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ledger for transfer of stock ownership when the executors of the will of Johns Hopkins signed over
14,636 shares of B&O stock to the Johns Hopkins University creating the endowment whose interest funded the university and hospital in the early
years , without which there would probably not be the Johns Hopkins organizations we know today.
An 1886 letter signed by future president Woodrow Wilson requesting his diploma be sent to him. He received his PhD at Hopkins in
A letter signed by founding Hopkins president Daniel Coit Gilman.
A medallic portrait of Daniel Coit Gilman designed by Hans Schuler.
The program is scheduled from 1 to 3 and will include talks about Johns Hopkins history. It will be a trip worth taking.
For additional information about the exhibit, call Russ Sears at 410-668-8538.
William H. Welch Plaquette, 1910: Victor D. Brenner medal presented by his friends at a dinner at the Hotel Belvedere in
Baltimore. Larger versions were given to the Johns Hopkins University and the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. A smaller piece
in gold was presented to Dr. Welch, the 1909 president of the AMA and a founder and first Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who
was called the "Dean of American Medicine". The plaque was available to friends at the dinner. Presidential lot 416, June 13,
Johns Hopkins Hospital 50th anniversary medal designed by Hans Schuler.
Daniel Coit Gilman 1907 plaque, 4 by 4 5/8", featuring the founding president of Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. Its
purpose is not known, but A. Vernon Taylor in his ANA article/pamphlet, The Medallic Art of Baltimore Sculptors Hans Schuler & Hans C.
Schuler, thought the piece to be unique. Although very rare, it is not unique.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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