Letter from Samuel W. Brown to Cuyler Reynolds

March 1909 Date:
Samuel W. Brown Author
Paper, ink Materials
Purchase of mummies Purpose
Cuyler Reynolds Recipient
Albany Institute of History & Art Credit
ms-2381 Catalogue number
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.
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