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Item No. 499     Letter    10/3/1922

Stewart Culin, Brooklyn Museum
To William Henry Fox, Brooklyn Museum

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Abstract: Culin refers to the 5000 objects in a collection from the Belgian Congo, including wood sculptures, musical instruments, ivory trumpets and carvings, bundles of native cloth and elaborately carved chairs; to 215 Bushongo objects in storage; the inferior value of collections offered by W.O. Oldman and Guillaume collection by the English sculptor Ward given to the National Museum in Washington, D.C.; collection given by King Leopold of Belgium to the American Museum of Natural History in N.Y.

Source: Archives: Records of the Office of the Director (W.H. Fox, 1913-33)
Location: Ethnology, Dept. of (file #27/2)