The professional correspondence and
papers of American mineralogist and author George Frederick Kunz.
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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