The Numismatist Volume 27

The Numismatist Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...and the scarce Admiral Boscawen medal struck to commemorate the capture of Louisburg in 1758, but dated 1768 through error. Latterly he mainly confined his attention to Canadiana in books, prints, medals and antiquities, specializing more particularly on souvenirs of General Wolfe's capture of Quebec, securing everything he could lay his hands on relating to that page in the history of Canada. Thus when the Wolfe ancestral home, in which the general was born and brought up, was offered for sale, he after trying, without avail, to persuade the Canadian Government to purchase and preserve it as a monument of that stirring event in Canadian history, wherein could be exhibited a museum of Wolfe relics, nothing daunted with the failure, he stepped in and purchased it himself and then offered it to the government on condition that a sufficient sum be set apart for its repairs and upkeep. He was one of the oldest members and afterwards a Life Governor of the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montreal, and took an active interest in its proceedings, reading a number of papers at its meetings, especially on Canadian folklore, on which subject he was considered an authority. He was a member of the Archaeological Society of America and for a number of years served as treasurer of the Montreal Branch. Mr. Learmont was a most affable companion, a splendid conversationalist, and one ever ready to impart information on his chosen hobbies to the young collector as well as to the more mature searcher after historical data. His collection remains at the disposal of his widow, but it is not likely to be placed on the market, as he left no instructions to that effect in his will. By R. W. Mclachlan. LOUIS JOSEPH CASAULT. Louis Joseph Casault, whose death...
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927540
  • 9781236927545