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Colonel E.H.R. Green Collection Settlement Records


In 1939, Eric P. Newman began negotiations with the Chase National Bank in New York to purchase the numismatic collection held by the Col. E. H. R. Green estate. Newman and St. Louis dealer Burdette G. Johnson made piecemeal purchases over time, which Johnson sold on behalf of the partnership. These records indicate sales made by Johnson, with Johnson sharing half of the proceeds with Newman. The file also details a small number of sales made by Newman on behalf of the Newman/Johnson partnership (primarily colonial paper money). Finally, occasional correspondence between Newman and Johnson is contained throughout the file. The records end with the death of Johnson in February 1947.  See also the Burdette G. Johnson customer invoices, for the same period, at


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