[KUNZ, GEORGE FREDERICK] Archive of correspondence addressed to Kunz concerning elephant hunting and trophy ivory hunted in Africa.
Various places: various dates, 1915. Dark blue-levant backed clamshell case containing 10 duplicated typewritten requests for information accomplished in ink, most signed; 5 autograph letters to Kunz, signed; 3 types letters, signed; 4 retained carbons of letters from Kunz. Old folds, minor wear, generally attractive.
An interesting archive of materials used by Kunz while researching the eleventh chapter of his book Ivory and the Elephant in Art, in Archaeology, and in Science, 1916. Portions of the data here are summarized at pp. 415-18 in the published work. Highlights of the collection include a detailed two-page typed letter by James Barnes, describing several hunts in Uganda and British East Africa in 1913-14; James L. Clark, recording a kill in British East Africa, 1909-10, with the McCutcheon/Roosevelt Expedition; and other notable hunters of the period. including William Fitz Hugh Whitehouse, W. Sewall, Gerrit Forbes, W.S. Rainford, E.J. Honor and others.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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