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Lamborn, Robert Henry

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role Collector
dates 1836-1895
city Denver
other citiesPhiladelphia, PA; New York, NY;
sex M
historical notes Dr. Robert Henry Lamborn was a metallurgist and engineer who collected colonial and pre-Columbian works of art while building a railroad south from El Paso into Mexico.

Lamborn's collection was given to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1903.

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Denver Public Library
Western History, Genealogy Department
Robert Henry Lamborn Papers, 1878 Feb. 25-1881 Jan. 20s. see details...
Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
William Jackson Palmer letters, 1859-1903 (bulk 1859-1867). see details...
Colorado College Special Collections
Tutt Library
William A. Bell Papers, 1871-1872. Part 2, Ms0306 see details...
Brown University, John Hay Archives
John Hay Library
Lester Frank Ward Correspondence, 1865-1913, "King" to "Marcon" see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mexican folk art. see details...
Prints and Photographs Study Room (308)
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Print Collection portrait file. / L / Robert H. Lamborn. see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dalton Dorr Records, 1876-1904
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Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
New York Public Library
Historical and Public Figures: A General Portrait File to the 1920s see details...