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Otto Samson material relating to museum loans and sales

Documents and reports listing ethnographic and musical objects given, sold or lent to the Horniman Museum and Wellcome Institute by Otto Samson - with maps of India and Burma - and objects collected for, sold or lent to the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; K de B. Codrington, Keeper of the India Museum (Victoria and Albert Musuem); His Excellency the Governor of Burma; and other unspecified museums; The Wellcome Museum. Also enclosed is a list of musical instruments beloning to Samson.

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