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dc.creatorBunch, Sterling
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-25T16:15:28Z
dc.date.available2024-01-25T16:15:28Z
dc.date.issued1937-12-07
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/61942
dc.descriptionLetter from Sterling Bunch (Original member of the Texas Observers now residing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) to Oscar Monnig expressing his surprise to have gotten not one but two postings recently from the normally letter averse Robert Brown. Says that he is sending on a sample to Monnig that he believes is a part of the Crescent Meteorite, and asks for his honest thoughts on it as soon as possible.
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 05, Crescent, Okla., 1936-1972 folder
dc.subjectMeteorite
dc.subjectCrescent meteorite
dc.subjectLogan County (Okla.)
dc.subjectCM2 carbonaceous chondrite
dc.subjectBunch, Sterling
dc.subjectBrown, Robert
dc.titleLetter from Sterling Bunch to Oscar Monnig (December 7, 1937)
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionDec. 7, 1937. Dear Prof: As you know Bob is not a prolific writer of letters, nor even of postal cards, and I do not believe I have ever before received a line from him in all the years I have known him. So, you can imagine my surprise yesterday to receive two (2) postals from him in the same mail! One was from Sapulpa and said he was not coming back by here as planned. The other was from Pryor and had exactly 10 words on it including supersccriptions and signature! I decided it would be cruel not to send you a piece of the Dec. 1 crescent kind. I know there is always the chance of being wrong on a thing like that and I also know that you are anxious to see and make a test yourself. I am sending one of the longer broken fragments and the small bits, the latter you can use for chemical tests if necessary. BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW SOON your judgement in the matters or I may go back up there again soon and will want the remaining pieces for samples. I am quite convinced they are pieces of the meteorite, but am aware of the fact that I not an expert and if I am wrong dont hesitate to tell me as quickly as you would if I was right. I have drawn a rough sketch of the section of the ? and inclose it. Must sign off. REgards Bunch. P.S. Send me a few of your cards you use for calling cards when on an expedition B On second thought I am sending all but one piece of meteorite as that is all I will need for samples. B Sterling Bunch, Rt. 6, Box 423, Oklahoma City, Okla.


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