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Frederick A. Braun Archives

Call Number: IPAR.001158

Description of the Material

A catalog of invertebrate fossils from Europe and North America; papers concerning the evaluation of his personal collections worth and notice of its sale; locality information.


  • 1930-1930


Language of Materials

In English.


5 Linear Feet

Persistent URL


The archives of Frederick A. Braun including personal collection notes, his original catalog, and information regarding the contents and sale of his collection to Yale.

Biographical Sketch

Professional collector and dealer; "As fossils were collected and bought and sold, the choice things went into his private collection which eventually included some 15,000 lots and more than 90,000 specimens. From long acquaintance with its owner, Professer Charles Schuchert was aware of the importance of this collection and upon Mr. Braun's death he began negotiations for its purchase from his estate. Failing to find another donor, Professor Schuchert bought it himself, at a cost of almost $5000, thus bringing to the museum in 1930 "the greatest single accession ever made to the invertebrate collections at Yale."" Lull's "Reminiscences", 1946.

Frederick A. Braun Archives
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Samantha Murphy
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Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
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Finding aid written in English.

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