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Guide to the George F. Kunz Papers
1862-1932
 MS 358

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Collection processed by Alison Barr and Larry Weimer

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
Title: George F. Kunz papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1862, 1880-1932
Abstract: The collection includes about 2400 letters to gemologist and mineralogist George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), with some carbon copies of his outgoing letters and some ephemera related to his activities. The letters are from hundreds of correspondents, and date mostly from the early 1900s and into the 1920s, though there are many from earlier and later years. The subject matter ranges across Kunz's professional and personal interests, including correspondence with publishers and editors; academics and others seeking or providing information about gems and precious stones; members and fellow officers of the many committees and clubs he participated in, concerning organizational activities; and individuals and organizations seeking his financial or other support.
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet in six document boxes
Call Phrase: MS 358