Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Alfred B. Westrup, New Texts and Bibliography online


[I posted an earlier version of this yesterday, but a computer glitch devoured a couple of hours of bibliographic work. Here is an complete version, with the lost material restored and some additions.]

Slowly but surely, all of Alfred B. Westrup's mutual banking material is making its way into the archive. This week's first addition is Westrup's magnum opus, The New Philosophy of Money (1st ed., 1895). Like Greene's Fragments, Tucker's Instead of a Book, and Ingalls' Reminiscences, Westrup's major work is largely stitched together from newspaper debates, correspondence and portions of earlier works. It's value is in collecting all of that in one place. And it is a more focused work than any of those others. Readers of Tucker's Liberty will recognize the topics. Westrup's minority opinion on the "standard of value" question figures prominently, and the volume ends with a mention of Kitson's A Scientific Solution of the Money Question, which kicked off the next round of that debate in Liberty.

The other new text is Citizens' Money, a pamphlet based on a talk given several times by Westrup, which was also published in Liberty. See the bibliography below for citations and links.
Updated Bibliography: Alfred B. Westrup
Articles and mentions in Liberty
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Jul 17, 1886. Vol. 4, Iss. 6; p. 1
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Jul 7, 1888. Vol. 5, Iss. 24; p. 1
  • Westrup, "The National Banking System," pt. 1, Jul 7, 1888. Vol. 5, Iss. 24; p. 7
  • Westrup,"The National Banking System," pt. 2, Jul 21, 1888. Vol. 5, Iss. 25; p. 7
  • Westrup, What Mutual Banking Would Do. Sep 15, 1888. Vol. 6, Iss. 3; p. 5
  • J. Herbert Foster, "Money and Capital," Dec 1, 1888. Vol. 6, Iss. 8; p. 4
  • Westrup, "Mutual Money," Jan 5, 1889. Vol. 6, Iss. 10; p. 5
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Jan 5, 1889. Vol. 6, Iss. 10; p. 1
  • "Mutual Bank Propaganda," Aug 10, 1889. Vol. 6, Iss. 19; p. 6
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Dec 28, 1889. Vol. 6, Iss. 23; p. 1
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Sep 27, 1890. Vol. 7, Iss. 12; p. 1
  • Tak Kak, "Sentimental and Incomplete," Mar 7, 1891. Vol. 7, Iss. 23; p. 1
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," May 16, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 2; p. 1
  • Tucker, "A Standard of Value a Necessity," Jun 13, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 4; p. 2
  • Westrup, "A Necessity or a Delusion,--Which?" Jun 27, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 5; p. 2
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Jun 27, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 5; p. 1
  • J. Greevz Fisher, "Free Trade in Banking," Jul 11, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 6; p. 3
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Aug 8, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 9; p. 1
  • Galveston News, "The Essentials of Sound Money," Aug 8, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 9; p. 1
  • Fisher/Tucker, "The Equalization of Wage and Profit," Aug 22, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 11; p. 2
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Sep 5, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 13; p. 1
  • Galveston News, "How Much Can Be Loaned?" Sep 12, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 14; p. 3
  • Galveston News, "No Misrepresentation," Oct 3, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 17; p. 4
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Oct 3, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 17; p. 1
  • Memphis Commercial, "Another Editor Favors Free Banking," Oct 31, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 21; p. 1
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Oct 31, 1891. Vol. 8, Iss. 21; p. 1
  • The Jeffersonian, "A Notable Exception," Jan 2, 1892. Vol. 8, Iss. 30; p. 4
  • Victor Yarros, "Mutual Bank Notes," Feb 6, 1892. Vol. 8, Iss. 35; p. 2
  • Tucker, "On Picket Duty," Jun 4, 1892. Vol. 8, Iss. 42; p. 1
  • Westrup, "Was the Money Question Dodged?" Jun 4, 1892. Vol. 8, Iss. 42; p. 3
  • "A Letter from Mr. Westrup," Aug 6, 1892. Vol. 8, Iss. 50; p. 3
  • "Mutual Bank Propaganda," Jul 14, 1894. Vol. 10, Iss. 5; p. 8
  • Henry Seymour, "The Standard of Value," Oct 6, 1894. Vol. 10, Iss. 11; p. 3
  • Henry Seymour, "The Standard-of-Value Controversy," Oct 5, 1895. Vol. 11, Iss. 11; p. 5
  • Stephen T. Byington, "Anarchist Letter-Writing Corps," Mar 21, 1896. Vol. 11, Iss. 23; p. 5
See also:
  • "Let Us Emancipate the Race!" The North American Review (1821-1940). Boston: Jul 1918. Vol. VOL. CCVIII, Iss. NO. 752; p. 159.
  • The Auditor. Chicago, Ill.: Auditor Pub. Co., 1891[?] [free banking journal edited by Westrup. Copies of at least some issues are in the Labadie Collection, UMich.]

1 comment:

bill said...

I guess libertarian thinking runs in the family! - Bill Westrup