Letter from Samuel W. Brown to Cuyler Reynolds

Samuel W. Brown
Date: March 1909
Author: Samuel W. Brown
Recipient: Cuyler Reynolds
Purpose: Purchase of mummies
Materials: Paper, ink
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art
Catalogue Number: ms-2381
Albany businessman Samuel W. Brown traveled to Cairo, Egypt, in 1909 and purchased two mummies and parts of their coffins for the Albany Institute and Historical and Art Society (now the Albany Institute of History & Art). Brown purchased the mummies from the Cairo Museum, as specified in his letter to Albany Institute curator Cuyler Reynolds. Since their arrival, the mummies have been on continuous exhibition at the Institute.