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
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 on 1919 February 7. Kunze was a good friend
and correspondent of J. A. Munk.
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