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dc.date.available2024-02-12T18:11:50Z
dc.date.issued1960-03-24
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/63224
dc.descriptionLetter to Wilson Smith discussing impatience to buy the meteorite from Mr. Eldred.
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, Fort Stockton, Pecos Co., TX folder
dc.subjectMeteorite
dc.subjectFort Stockton meteorite
dc.subjectFort Stockton (Tex.)
dc.titleCorrespondence from unknown, presumably Oscar E. Monnig, to Wilson Smith, March 24, 1960
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dc.description.transcription[in Lem Smith Smith Machining Co 809 W. Dickinson (E-W highway)] 1960, March 24 Mr. Wilson Smith, [tools, etc.] 202 N. Texes, FortStockton [Fort Stockton], Texas. Dear Mr. Smith: I want to thank you for your very courteous reception of Mr. Morse and me. I can truthfully say I believe I was more Impressed by you personally than anything else I encountered on my trip. You have an excellent grasp on the economic situation of your region and are trying to do something about it in several directions. On the other hand, I admired you because you wore engaged in a regular business on your on and still find time for incidental avocational Interests. This is way "hobby” stationery, and I regret to say I am not nearly as good or as active as this letterhead aight sound. I did check with a local jeweler of repute hero, Mr. Chester Halton, about the price of silvers they have a manufacturing branch. He tells me the quotation is now near 91 1/2% cents an ounce. This is less than $15 a pound, and when I consider I would have given your friend $10 a pound (indeed, he has practically been offered that) it looks Ilke he might get the price of silver out of this object! I am not trying to rush you on the matter of, the meteorite, as I know that time is a great factor in such things and I can wait and wait. I do appreciate greatly your kindness in not only being willing to step aside as to trying to acquire the object, but also to help me. We spent about four hours Sunday afternoon talking to farmers in the region of Patricia, Texas, here a stone meteorite of some 35 pounds vas found several years ago. We didn't turn up anything more immediately, but you'd be surprised how such missionary work often results in something weeks or month later. In the case of stones, there is often more material nearby with irons, this is rarely so (craters excepted). Yours sincerely, [Nathan Winkler ph 6-2552, store Edward Winkler]


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  • Records of the Monnig Meteorite Gallery [2366]
    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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