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dc.date.issued1958-09-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/63247
dc.descriptionLetter to Porter Rankin showing interest in the amethyst and inquiries about meteorites sold.
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.subjectDe Chicchis, Romaldo
dc.subjectSmithsonian Institution
dc.subjectPeck's Spring meteorite
dc.subjectRankin, Porter
dc.titleCorrespondence from unknown, presumably Oscar E. Monnig, to Porter Rankin, September 8, 1958
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dc.description.transcription1958, September 8. Mr. Porter Rankin, P.O. Box 1024, Midland, Texas. Dear Mr. Rankin: I would still be interested in the amethyst ring Mrs. Bessie Simpson of Granbury showed me at the recent Dallas Mineral Show, and 1 enclose"a check for $100.00 which I understood was the price. As I wanted this as a surprise for my wife, I would prefer your mailing it to me at my place of business, Monnig Dry Goods Co., 1621 Main St., Fort Worth, Texas. I really came in the back door in so far as any interest in rocks, minerals or gems is concerned, because initially I was working with astronomy, and then got especially intrigued with the subject of meteorites. If you ever bump into any meteorites I would be interested in obtaining for our collection here. I believe there is only one on record from Midland County, an old stony one found by a geologist named Romaldo De Chicchis years ago. He gave it to the U. S. National Museum, as I now recall. I once saw him to try to get any fragments he might have retained, but he had nothing. It was called the Peck Springs meteorite, and probably you recognize that locality. De Chicchis found it while out surveying or plane tabling, I think. Yours sincerely,


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    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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