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Kunz (George Frederick) Papers
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Description
The professional correspondence and papers of American mineralogist and author George Frederick Kunz.
Background
George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932) was a mineralogist and author, who served for many years as a gem expert at Tiffany and Co., the New York jewelers. Kunz wrote numerous books and articles on gems and coins, traveled widely, maintained an active business correspondence with members of the American and international diplomatic corps, and served as an adviser to various governmental agencies. He was a research curator of precious stones at the American Museum of Natural History and founded the American Museum of Peaceful Arts, New York, which later became the New York Museum of Science and Industry.
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2.34 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
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