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Abbott, Henry

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role Collector
dates 1812-1859
city Cairo
other citiesNew York, NY; London, United Kingdom;
countryEgypt
gender M
historical notes Dr. Henry Abbott built a built a collection of Egyptian antiquities which are now at the Brooklyn Museum. Abbott’s collection was purchased and deposited at the New–York Historical Society and eventually transferred to the Brooklyn Museum in 1937.

Abbott was a brother-in-law of Stewart Brown of Brown Brothers & Co. and the proprietor of the Egyptian museum at 659 Broadway which opened in New York, 1855.
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1830-1840
1840-1850
1850-1860
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Visitor's registers of the Abbott collection of Egyptian antiquities, 1854-1860. see details...