Born in Albany, New York. He became an assistant librarian in Albany in 1848 and remained until 1863. He was employed in the Congressional library 1874 to 1882. He died in Washington, D.C.
Author of A History of the Bills of Credit or Paper Money Issued by New York From 1709 to 1789, With a Description of the Bills in 1866, reprinted 1969. Two hundred standard size and 50 large paper copies were produced. Author of An Historical Account of American Coinage in 1858. Two hundred copies were printed with five copies on larger paper.
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One of the earliest overviews of United States coinage, surprisingly not included on the Top-100 list of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (published in 2009).
A history of the bills of credit or paper money issued by New York, from 1709 to 1789 : with a description of the bills, and catalogue of the various issues.
[3 p. l., 103 p. : 25 1/2 cm,Edition 250 copies, 50 copies large paper in quarto]. American Numismatic Society copy.