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March 18, 1938- Letter from Robert Schaap to J.A. Coulter
Schaap informs Coulter that he has sent detailed lists and photographs to Coulter via the Dutch mail ship M.S. BRASTAGI. He also informs Coulter that he has obtained a permit to export prehistoric artifacts from Java.
M.S. BRASTAGI (Dutch Merchant Freighter, 1937-1947)
According to his letter dated March 18, 1938, Robert Schaap sent "three detailed lists and a few photographs in a shipping case" addressed to Coulter.
February 17, 1937- Letter from J.A. Coulter to Robert Schaap
Coulter explains to Schaap that he has been speaking with the Museum of the American Indian and expressed no interest in the artifacts from Java. Coulter was also in contact with the American Museum of Natural History, but they expressed that they…
November 24, 1936- Letter from J.A. Coulter to Robert Schaap
Coulter informs Schaap that he has sent money to cover the purchasing and shipping costs for the artifacts he has collected on Coulter's behalf. He also tells Schaap that he has sent a "Mexican Clay Idol" for Dr. van der Hoop.
September 14, 1936- Cable Telegram from J.A. Coulter to Robert Schaap
In response to Schaap's letter, Coulter sends him a cable telegram instructing him to continue purchasing interesting artifacts, but that the expenses are not to total more than $100.
August 28, 1936- Letter from Robert Schaap to J.A. Coulter
Schaap tells Coulter has he has taken pictures of 21 artifacts, and is sending these photos via plane. He discusses the 21 objects, and tells Coulter to send him a message by cable mail expressing whether Coulter would like to stop or continue the…
June 23, 1936- Letter from Robert Schaap to J.A. Coulter
Schaap, who has recently started a business on the island of Java in Indonesia, references artifacts that he sent to Coulter via Mr. Thomas, who works in Honolulu and offered to mail them to Coulter. Schaap also says that Dr. van der Hoop of a local…
October 16, 1935- Letter from J.A. Coulter to Robert Schaap
Coulter expresses interest in collecting artifacts from places where casual collectors struggle to collect artifacts. Coulter explains that artifacts can be difficult, if not impossible, to connect to individual Native American tribes. Coulter tells…
July 23, 1935- Letter from J.A. Coulter to Robert Schaap
Coulter addresses the June 11, 1935 letter, thanking Schaap for coordinating an exchange with Mr. Lansing. Coulter expresses that he has many duplicates of North American artifacts, and that he would be interested in exchanging artifacts with Schaap…
June 11, 1935- Letter from Robert Schaap to Mr. Lansing
Schaap explains that Professor Byhan of the Hamburg Anthropological Museum has flint artifacts that Mr. Lansing might be interested in. He also explains that Professor Byhan has many duplicates of North German artifacts and would be interested in…