Probably means the New-York Historical Society -- try visiting their website at!

Phil Katz
NY Council for the Humanities
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Reed Augliere 
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  Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 10:27 AM
  Subject: Museums Active in 1868?

  In his book _Across the Wide Missouri_ (1947), Bernard DeVoto refers to the purchase by "a New York Museum in 1868" of paintings of American indians by Karl Bodmer, a famous artist of the early American West.  The book provides no further details.

  Does anyone have a list of museums in the state that were active in 1868, and which ones might have been likely to be collecting material like this?

  Thank you.

  Reed Augliere