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BUSHNELL, Charles Ira, editor, born in New York City, 28
July, 1826 ; died there in 1883. He was of the same family as David Bushnell,
the inventor. He studied law with Theodore Sedgwick in New York, but did not
practise, devoting his time to the editorship and publication of many personal
narratives of the revolution and the collection of coins and medals. He directed
his attention particularly to the antiquities of his own City, of which he
collected many curious memorials. A full list of his numerous publications, most
of which have been printed privately, is given in Duyckinck's " Cyclopaedia of
American Literature." Among them are "An Arrangement of Tradesmen's Cards, etc.,
Current for the last Sixty Years" (1858); a series of "Crumbs for Antiquarians"
; and "Recollections of Christopher Hawkins" (New York, 1864).
Please correct errors in both his birth and death
dates. He was born on Saturday, 28 July, 1821, and died on Friday, 17 Sept.,
1880. His obituary is in the American Journal of Numismatics, (1881) vol. 15,
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