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Finding Aid to the Richard E. Kunze Collection MS.571
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Description
Richard E. Kunze (1837-1919) was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1854 and studied at the National Eclectic Medical Association in New York. Kunze's chief interest was in medical botany, and he specialized in cacti. Kunze was a good friend and correspondent of J. A. Munk. This collection consists of Kunze's correspondence with Munk, manuscript drafts and published manuscripts by Kunze, personal papers, biographical articles, water colors, and collected manuscripts ranging from 1885-1919.
Background
Richard E. Kunze was born in Altenburg, Saxony, Germany 1837, April 7. He came to the United States in 1854 and married Ann McNamee 1857, September 30. Kunze attended Metropolitan Medical College and Eclectic Medical College in New York, and his chief interest was medical botany. Kunze experimented with plants and wrote numerous articles, specializing in cacti. Kunze's wife Ann died 1888, May 2. Kunze relocated to Arizona in 1897 and died near Phoenix 1919, February 7. Kunze was a good friend and correspondent of J. A. Munk.
Extent
2.2 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized roll)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.