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Max Mehl Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-0046

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of coin catalogs, volumes of Mehl's Numismatic Monthly, photocopies of Texas documents, and other materials related to numismatology.

Dates

  • [1909]-1928

Biographical / Historical

B. Max Mehl (1884-1957) was a noted rare coin authority and dealer in Fort Worth. A native of Lithuania, he came to the United States in 1893. He was reared in Fort Worth when his father, Solomon Issac Mehl immigrated. He became an amateur coin collector as a young man and in 1906 he went into the numismatic business. In 1906, he married Ethel Rosen. They had two daughters. He was past potentate of Moslah Shrine Temple, past president of the Fort Worth Rotary Club and the Exchange Club, and a member of the Fort Worth Club and Temple Beth-El. Mehl was an honorary life member of the American Numismatic Association. Mehl was a member of the Chamber of Commerce boat at one time and served as chairman of Draft Board No. 2 during World War II. He died on September 28, 1957.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Archives: 4A3
Title
Max Mehl Papers
Status
Completed
Date
2 October 2003
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740