Magazine article Financial History

Financial History Remembers Former Editor Diana Herzog

Magazine article Financial History

Financial History Remembers Former Editor Diana Herzog

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Diana Herzog, long-time editor of Financial History magazine, passed away from complications due to a stroke on January 13, at the age of 76.

Diana was involved with the Museum since its inception, both as the wife of founder John Herzog and through her career in collectible financial documents. She began her work in this field at R.M. Smythe & Co., first researching obsolete and inactive securities and then branching out into the field of autographs as the firm expanded to become a leading auction house. Diana was a formidable businesswoman, securing important consignments for the firm and assembling autographs of British royalty, writers and poets, thereby acquiring her nickname, "Lady Di."

In 1978, Smythe began publishing this magazine (then called Friends of Financial History), and Diana was a founding editor. The Museum took over the publication in 1990, and Diana became an active member of the magazine's growing editorial board. …

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