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Beauchamp on Indian Ornaments

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Beauchamp on Indian Ornaments
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Beauchamp, William M. METALLIC ORNAMENTS OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS. Albany: University of the State of New York, 1903. 8vo, original printed tan card covers. 120, (6) pages [covers included in pagination]; 37 plates, depicting ornaments, Indian trade silver, the Red Jacket medal, Montreal medals, etc. Covers taped at top and bottom of spine; very good or better. New York State Museum, Bulletin 73. The author cites Betts and Leroux and carried on an extensive correspondence with Robert W. McLachlan. In a substantial chapter entitled "Honorary Medals and Gorgets," Beauchamp, while expressing high regard for McLachlan, enumerates differences with him on several key points expressed in the latter's 1883 article entitled "The Montreal Indian Medal." McLachlan was quite favorably impressed with the Beauchamp work at hand, terming it a "most learned and exhaustive monograph." This, however, did not prevent him from strongly countering Beauchamp's arguments in a 1905 American Journal of Numismatics article with the same title as his 1883 work (an early manuscript of this article was sold in the 1994 Kolbe/Spink Sale, lot 595). A major work of considerable numismatic interest, Metallic Ornaments is quite scarce and is rarely offered in numismatic circles.