New Haven. Papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society, Volume I, 1865. 8vo, original blindstamped brown cloth; spine lettered in gilt. (4), 15, (1), 170; (2), iv, 192 pages [second pagination is Bronson]; tables. Spine worn, with front joint cracked and cloth at spine head chipped. Bookplate of the New Haven Colony Historical Society; 1912 ownership signature. Very good. Item #5965
Bronson’s pioneering work comprises the second half of the Papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society for 1865. Quite scarce: not in the Fuld library sales. An historian and physician, Dr. Henry Bronson (1804–1893) dedicated many of his later years to economic study and historical research. His history of the currency of Connecticut is probably the most notable of several important studies pertaining to the history of his native state. Although largely devoted to paper currency topics, one chapter describes The Massachusetts Coinage of 1652 and a later chapter is entitled First United States Coinage: Connecticut Coppers. Not in Attinelli. Clain-Stefanelli 13327. Davis 147. Sigler 338.