Scope and Contents
Title: Richard E. Kunze Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.571
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
Container: OS MS 1
2.2 linear feet
(1 box, 1 oversized roll)
Date (inclusive): 1885-1919
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
Kunze, Richard E. (Richard Ernest), 1837-1919
Munk, J. A. (Joseph Amasa), 1847-1927
Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Final processing and finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing
Archivist, 2012 October 8, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Dr. Richard E. Kunze's correspondence with J. A. (Joseph Amasa) Munk, manuscript drafts and published
manuscripts by Kunze, personal papers, biographical articles, water colors, and collected manuscripts ranging from 1885-1919.
This collection also includes Kunze's certificates of emigration to the United States, United States citizenship, and medical
Richard E. Kunze Collection, 1885-1919, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.571; [folder number] [folder title][date].
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.
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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.
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