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dc.creatorCarroll, Carlisle B.
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-25T16:15:36Z
dc.date.available2024-01-25T16:15:36Z
dc.date.issued1936-09-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/61959
dc.descriptionLetter from C. B. Carroll (of Denison, Texas) to Oscar Monnig stating that they have enclosed payment for another year's subscription to the Texas Observers Bulletin as they did not receive the most recent issue and they believe that that is because they needed to submit a renewal. Asks what happened with the "Oklahoma Fireball", and then passes on some more information and questions that they have relating to meteorites.
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.subjectCarroll, Carlisle B.
dc.titleLetter from C. B. Carroll to Oscar Monnig (September 12, 1936)
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionDenison Texas Sept. 12.-36 $1 recd & marked on card Mr. Oscar Monnig Ft Worth Dear Sir: I am enclosing check for another years subscription of your "Bulletin" - I enjoy it very much and want to keep it coming. I did not receive the Sept. issue and thought perhaps my subscription has run out What was found out about the "Oklahoma Sunset There Boll" - I supposed I owe you an apology for the poor information I gave on it but I could do not better, - when I saw the meteor I took measurements astrolab style - useing a match: which to me is (when held at arm's length is equal to aprox. 5 degrees) and with a longer stick took the distance etc and then took the number of match length on the longer stick and arrived at the conclusion. I admit this is very crude but when a thing likethis Fire ball shows up one does not have much time to prepare for taking exact measurements. I talked to one of our engineers and told him what I had done and what I wanted but he was busy and could not be with me on the spot at that time and further added that I would probably make the readings conform to what I had in mind and that it would be a very hard thing 2 to get exactly. I thought it over and the more I thought about it that he was right so I let the first crude information go in. If you see a thinkg like a meterior in day light and later try to remember exactly where it was it is some thing to puzzle over. - so that was that, hope you will see my position in this case and excuse my inability. Yours truly C B Carroll 416 E Woodard St PS Best wished to you and your associates I would certanly like to have some one interested around here to talk to; as it is I feel like a lone worl - and that is one reason I like your Bulletin so much.


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