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dc.creatorMonnig, Oscar
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-05T17:48:43Z
dc.date.available2023-06-05T17:48:43Z
dc.date.issued1934-01-21
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/58981
dc.descriptionLetter from Mr. Monnig to Mr. Gifford about meteorites sold to him and expressing interest in buying more ad Mr. Gifford replying in a letter.
dc.relationOscar Monnig Papers (MS 124)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph.
dc.sourceSeries III, Box 06, Deport Iron, 1933-1977 folder
dc.subjectMeteorite
dc.subjectDeport (Tex.)
dc.subjectGifford, W. A.
dc.subjectNininger, Harvey Harlow
dc.titleLetter to Mr. Gifford from Mr. Monnig, January 21, 1934
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionTexas Observers Ft. Worth, Tex., Jan. 21, 1934 Dear Mr. Gifford, Some months ago I got a little meteorite from you, weighing 1/2 pound. While I was writing you about it and figuring with you on buying it and several others you had, a friend of mine, Mr. H. H. Nininger of Denver, Colo., came thru here. He was anxious to get some of these for his museum, and I gave him your name and told him to see you about those you had. When he came back thru here, he told me had closed a deal with you. Not having heard from you any more, I assume that he settled with you for the whole lot. If he did not, please let me know, as I do not want to keep your meteorite without your getting something for it. Mr. Nininger offered to divide with me the bunch he had bought, and I told him to just keep them, and we would call the matter square. I have since had two or three other interested scientists ask for some specimens of these meteors, and if you have any more or hear of any more, I wish you would send them to me. I will pay around $4 or $5 a pound, depending on the condition of the meteorite. With best wishes, I am Yours sincerely, Oscar E. Monnig 312 W. Leuda, Ft. Worth, Tex. Deport Tex 5-6-34 Oscar E. Monning [Monnig] 1619-1623 Main St Ft Worth Tex. Dear Sir: I have found 3 more small meteorites on the same land as the one I sent you. Are you still buying them? If so let me no [know] at once. And I will send them to you. If not will let another party have them. You’re truly W. A. Gifford Deport Texas R.@. % Jno. G. Wright Store


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    The files are arranged alphabetically, usually according to the location of discovery of the meteorite. The files contain correspondence and research material on the meteorites in the collection.

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