George Frederick Kunz Correspondence, 1885-1904

  • Title: George Frederick Kunz Correspondence, 1885-1904
  • Creator: Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
  • Date: 1885-1904
  • Collection Number: MSS 182 SC
  • Size: 1 folder
  • Repository: University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
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  • Scope and Content: This small collection contains letters written to Kunz by numerous gem brokers, mineralogistsand agents concerning mineral transactions. Transactions include turquoise from Santa Fe, "ore"from Glorieta and "meteorites" from Albuquerque. One letter describes the discovery and offer ofsale to Kunz of a mastadon near Taos. In another, Santa Fe turquoise dealer Thos. Moore, Sr.,invites Kunz to ask Maj. Powell, head of the U.S. Geological Survey, about his background. All ofthe letters are directed to Kunz; there is no return correspondence from him.
  • Access Terms:
    • Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
    • Minerals--New Mexico
    • Mineral industries--New Mexico--History