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The E-Sylum: Volume 18, Number 39, September 27, 2015, Article 24

JOHNS HOPKINS MEDALS

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

Encountering Johns Hopkins

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 including:

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.

Johns Hoplins medal4 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 1886.

A letter signed by founding Hopkins president Daniel Coit Gilman.

A medallic portrait of Daniel Coit Gilman designed by Hans Schuler.

And more.

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.

Johns Hoplins medal2 obverse Johns Hoplins medal2 reverse

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, 2009.

Johns Hoplins medal1 obverse Johns Hoplins medal1 reverse
Johns Hopkins Hospital 50th anniversary medal designed by Hans Schuler.

Johns Hoplins medal3

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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