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dc.creatorCharlton, O. C.
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-12T18:09:36Z
dc.date.available2024-02-12T18:09:36Z
dc.date.issued1901-04-22
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/63039
dc.descriptionHandwritten letter from O. C. Charlton with Baylor University in correspondence with George P. Merrill from the U. S. National Museum discussing how to slice the samples.
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, Fayette Co., Texas correspondence folder
dc.subjectMeteorite
dc.subjectFayette County meteorite
dc.subjectFayette County (Tex.)
dc.subjectSmithsonian Institution
dc.subjectCharlton, O. C.
dc.subjectMerrill, George P.
dc.titleCorrespondence from O. C. Charlton to George P. Merrill, April 22, 1901
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionBaylor University O. C. Charlton, Department of Natural Science Waco, Texas, April 22, 1901 Mr. Geo. P. Merrill U. S. National Museum, Washington, D. C. Dear Sir: I today express you one of the masses of the Fayette County Meteorite which I have had about one year. Please to examine it carefully and slice it in the way which will make the resulting slices of most value. I suggest four slices which will require three cuttings each slice to show a goodly portion of the weathered surface. Keep it yourself and slice thick cuts to repay you for your work. Perhaps you might take a little more than enough to repay you for your trouble and send me as compensation a small piece of some other meteorite of a different kind. All these matters I entrust to your judgement and fairness [unintelligible] that will do what is best. I prepay express age. I hope this stone will reach you in time for your attention before you go away. My delays in regard to it have not been altogether inexcusable. Beside full college work I have been so situated that extra duties were always demanding my time. Sincerely O. C. Charlton 


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