Probably means the New-York Historical Society -- try visiting their website at!
Phil Katz
NY Council for the Humanities
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From: [log in to unmask]>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