Providence, RI, Professor Alpheus Spring Packard, Jr., Brown University

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According to Brown University Annual Reports Packard, the professor of Zoology and Geology, was in Egypt in 1899. It is very possible that he either visited Petrie's excavation at Abydos or else made connections during that time that led to the dispatch of objects from Abydos to Brown at the end of the season in 1900 [with thanks to Steven Lubar and Kathrinne Duffy at Brown University for the information].  There are a few possibilities for the location of these objects. Some object may have found their way to the Jenks Museum at Brown, which was disbanded in the early twentieth century, others may have subsequently transferred to the Haffenreffer Museum (Brown's anthropology collection) or to the Rhode Island School of Design.

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