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dc.date.available2024-02-12T18:10:35Z
dc.date.issued1950-04-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/63108
dc.descriptionLetter to A. L. Kelley requesting they keep an eye out for 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 06, Florence, TX folder
dc.subjectMeteorite
dc.subjectFlorence meteorite
dc.subjectFlorence (Tex.)
dc.subjectKelley, A. L.
dc.titleLetter to A. L. Kelley likely from Oscar E. Monnig, April 5, 1950
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionApril 5, 1950 Mr. A. L. Kelley Florence, Texas Dear Mr. Kelley: I was by your house last Sunday and was sorry to find you absent. I wanted to talk to you about a meteorite which fell back in 1922 on the property Mr. W. R. Reavis now occupies. This 8 pound stone was picked up the following morning by an old man named San [Buchanan], who then lived in a small house three-fourths of a mile east of where Mr. Reavis now lives. The point is that these meteorites generally fall in groups, and I think there is a very good possibility that others fell In that neighborhood and are still lying around unrecognized. They night weigh anything from a few ounces up to many pounds. They are solid rocks, not at all porous or honey combed and will be heavy for their size. These originally had a black crust, but this crust may have rusted to a brown color by now because of iron which is in them. All I wanted you to do is to keep. in mind the possibility of these strange rocks being in that country. As you get around over the land and cultivate the area between you and Reavis, there is a chance that you might notice some such rock or even plow one up. I just want you to keep this in the back of your mind and notify me if you find anything that you [suspect of] being a meteorite. I will pay a liberal reward for anything found if that would interest you. The enclosed circular will give more details. With best regards, I am Yours sincerely, [MONNIG DRY GOODS COMPANY]


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  • Records of the Monnig Meteorite Gallery [2247]
    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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