Bimetallism and the National Currency System Pamphlets

Collection Summary

Title: Bimetallism and the National Currency System Pamphlets
Call Number: MS 72-03
Size: 0.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Unknown
Processed By: Staff, 1972; Reprocessed by SMC, 11-6-1997; MN, 9-2008
Note: None
Restrictions: None

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Content Note

This collection contains pamphlets concerning bimetallism, defined as “the use of gold and silver as the monetary standard of currency and value and the doctrine advocating bimetallism,” and the National Currency System, a system that refers to “currency that is a portion of the national money supply consisting of bank notes and government-issued paper money and coins,” and is not backed by precious metals any longer. The volume of currency is determined by the actions of the government or central bank and not by the supply of precious metals. Written in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these pamphlets include discussions of monetary and currency questions by Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, William Sherman, and others. (Sources: The American Heritage Dictionary, 1985, p. 179; The New Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th edition, volume 3, p. 802.)

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 2 Pamphlets

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Pamphlets

Box 1 FF 1 Conner, John B. Facts About the Silver Question and Low Prices. (1891?)
Box 1 FF 2 The Dangers to be Apprehended from a Debased Silver Coinage in the U.S. of America. (1894.)
Box 1 FF 3 Davis, John. Gold and Silver. 1896.
Box 1 FF 4 Dingley, Nelson, Jr. The Treasury Condition 16 to 1 Free Silver. 1896.
Box 1 FF 5 Fleming, W. B. Silver and Labor. (1896.)
Box 1 FF 6 Groesbeck, W. S. Gold and Silver Address. 1877.
Box 1 FF 7 Gunn, Otis. Bullion vs. Coinage. 1895.
Box 1 FF 8 Gunn, Otis B. The Monetary Question. Facts About Silver, Gold, & Paper Money. 1894.
Box 1 FF 9 Holden, James D. Metallic Money and Hard Times. 1893.
Box 1 FF 10 Ingalls, M. E. Greenbacks and Depreciated Silver Must Go. (1895.)
Box 1 FF 11 June Number, Coins Financial Series, No. 7. 1895.
Box 1 FF 12 Leighton, George. Why We Oppose Free Coinage. (1894.)
Box 1 FF 13 Lincoln, Sherman, McKinley, and Others on Silver. (No date.)
Box 1 FF 14 Lot of Five Campaign Leaflets and Folders on the Silver Question. (1896.)
Box 1 FF 15 McLeod, Henry. Dunning Silver Coinage Historically Considered. 1895.
Box 1 FF 16 Miller, Henry G. Silver Legislation of 1890. (1890.)
Box 1 FF 17 Nipher, Francis A. Plain Talk on the Silver Question. 1896.
Box 1 FF 18 Orton, Jesse Francis. Shall We Change Our Money Standard. 1896.
Box 1 FF 19 Peabody, Henry W. Address in Favor of Sound Money and Opposition to Bimetallism Theories. 1895.
Box 1 FF 20 Peabody, Henry W. Address in Opposition to Bimetallism. 1895.
Box 1 FF 21 Roberts, George E. Coin at School in Finance. 1895.
Box 1 FF 22 St. John, William P. Convention of the National Silver Party. 1896.
Box 1 FF 23 Sixteen to One. What It Means. Facts About Coinage, Plain Answers to Questions. (1891?)
Box 1 FF 24 Smith, Hoke. What Free Coinage Means. 1895.
Box 1 FF 25 Talbot, Thomas H. What Shall We Do With Our Silver. 1886.
Box 1 FF 26 Terry, William L. The Battle of the Standards. (1896.)
Box 1 FF 27 Wellborn, Fred. The Influence of the Silver-Republican Senators. 1889-1891-1928.
Box 2 FF 1 Brooks, Francis A. Objections Legal and Practical to the National Currency System. 1893.
Box 2 FF 2 Cernuschi, Henri. Monetary Diplomacy in 1878. 1878.
Box 2 FF 3 Chamberlain, D. H. The “Legal Tender” Decision of 1884. 1884.
Box 2 FF 4 Clark, Gordon. Historical, Political and Statistical Handbook of Money. 1896.
Box 2 FF 5 Drew, John G. Our Currency: What It Is and What It Should Be. 1874.
Box 2 FF 6 Gleed, C. S. A Plain Little Book on the Money Question. Not dated.
Box 2 FF 7 Griffin, Albert. The Hocus Pocus Money Book. 1904.
Box 2 FF 8 Hazard, Roland. Do You Want “Cheap Money”? 1895.
Box 2 FF 9 Holden, James. Scientific Money or Prosperity Through Legislation. 1894.
Box 2 FF 10 Horr, Roswell G. and Harvey, William. The Great Debate on the Financial Question. 1895.
Box 2 FF 11 (Machinist, pseud.) Wall Street and Its Working. 1896.
Box 2 FF 12 Mills, F. D. A Brief on Banking and Currency. Not dated.
Box 2 FF 13 Moody, Joel. The First Principles of Money. 1892.
Box 2 FF 14 Ripley, Alfred L. Currency and State Banks. 1895.
Box 2 FF 15 Schurg, Carl. Honest Money and Labor. 1879.
Box 2 FF 16 Whitney, Henry. Cheap Money and Wages. (Not dated.)
Box 2 FF 17 White, Horace. Money and Its Substitutes. 1882.
Box 2 FF 18 Wilson, James W. Farm, Field and Fireside’s Financial Catechism. 1896.