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Indenture of Peter van Dyck and Cornelia, his Wife, Documenting the Administration of Margrieta van Varick's Estate
September 4, 1719
Pen and ink on paper, wax
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stamped: oval black: "Prepared by Edwd Dechaux New York"
An Egyptologist, Smith was one of the earliest students of Egyptian hieroglyphics. For twenty years he lived at Luxor where in 1862 he acquired the important surgical papyrus which was presented to the Society by his daughter.
Gift of Edwin Smith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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