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From: Basse, Eliane
Date: c. 1928
Language: French

List of Peruvian fossils studied by Eliane Basse and used as input in Basse (1928). [LIST]

KEYWORDS: Fossils | Cretaceous | Peru | Bull. Soc. Géol. France


From: Bianchi, Remo
To: King, Elbert A.
Date: 27 May 1982
Language: English

FULL TEXT on request

KEYWORDS: Bologna University | R. Pirani | Renazzo | Administration | Smithsonian | Trade


From: DuPont, James M.
To: King, Elbert A.
Date: 6 February 1980
Language: English

Good Morning Elbert: | Again I want to express my thanks and delight in receiving the meteorite specimens for exchange. | The Smyer is most unusual and interesting. Will your paper on Smyer be in Meteoritics? I certainly will look for it. | Yesterday under seperate cover I posted the following: | 1. WAYSIDE 71.4 gms | 2. LAKEWOOD 77 gms | 3. LAZBUDDIE 119 gms | 4. NAZARETH 143 gms | 5. GALACIA 55.5 gms | 6. PASAMONTE 6.6 gms [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Trade | Smyer | Pasamonte | Plainview


From: DuPont, James M.
To: King, Elbert A.
Date: 14 April 1980
Language: English

Hello Elbert - | Had to make a "fast" trip (Plastics) so I am delayed in mailing the Plainviewx in question. So tomorrow a.m. I am mailing a 42.1 gm 1/2 slice - Also a typical Plainview found 1 Mi N.W. of spot where Plainview(x) was found - both in 1979 | A map showing site is enclosed for your convenience - If it is indeed a new one - you are at liberty to do what you wish with it - I have all the remainder - and I will hold it intact until I hear from you [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Plainview | Map | Dr. Dod | Paul P. Sipiera | Edward J. Olsen


From: English, George L.
To: Merrill, George P.
Date: 1920
Language: English

Incoming


From: Etheridge, Robert, Jr.
To: Jelly, Eliza Catherine
Date: 4 April 1878
Language: English

Incoming


From: Gifford, Algernon Charles
To: See, Thomas Jefferson Jackson
Date: 19 January 1945
Language: English

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Many thanks for your letter of Dec 6th which reached me a week ago, & for so kindly sending me a copy of Book VII which has not yet arrived. I will let you know as soon as it comes. I am still going on with your 1917 and 1922 volumes, and have lent a copy of the 1922 one to S. H. Jenkinson author of "Science in New Zealand." A point I haven't come to yet is this. [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Aetheron | Mathematics | Maxwell | Bolide | Eyewitness


From: Haidinger, Wilhelm
To: Unknown
Date: 6 November 1863
Language: German

Meteoric Iron | from Rokitzan | in Bohemia | Please return as soon as possible. To be cut off at AB, then go on and cut the small piece at CD into two. All cut surfaces to be polished, also [more as 'in particular'] the two largest surfaces. The small defects also to be ground off. | 6. Nov. 1863 W. Haidinger [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Rokitzan | Cutting | Polishing


From: Huss, Glenn I.
To: Craig, James R.
Date: 3 March 1970
Language: English

Dear Jim: | Thank you for your letter of February 24. | The fragment which you sent is from the Zeeck specimen (sample enclosed). In the polished area are two grains of metal--as much as appears in a complete cross section. What structure remains is so warped that it is nearly impossible to make a reasonable determination of the variety to which this specimen belongs, but I would guess it is a medium octaedrite. Let me know if you need more of it. [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Zeeck | Octaedrite | Tulia | Ashmore | Meteoritical Society


From: Hutchison, Robert
To: Rubin, Alan
Date: 15 November 1983
Language: English

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Dear Alan | Thank you for your letter of 29 September, received on 4 November. I am delighted that you enjoyed my book, and that you took the trouble to make specific comments. | The cratering rate I took from David Hughes' review in Nature, 1979, 281, 11, based on papers by Grieve and Robertson and Grieve and Dence. The figure given for a 1 km crater is once every 1,400 years, so my figure (p.24) of 1,300 years is in error. [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Book | Cratering rate | Antarctic meteorite | Cooling rate | Comet


From: King, Elbert A.
Date: 1964-1982
Language: English
Documents: 6

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MANUSCRIPTS & CORRESPONDENCE LETTERS from Elbert A. King

Collection of file copies from the Elbert A. King estate. [LIST]


From: Krinov, E. L.
To: King, Elbert A.
Date: 10 July 1970
Language: Russian

Dear Dr. King, | In addition to my telegram from 8 July I let you know the following: | There was a fall of a block of ice that weighed 13-15kg on May 8, 1970, in town of Yagotin, Kiev district, Ukraine. Professor of Kiev University, I.S. Astapovich, was on the place of fall on June 6 and brought 0.1 liter of liquid from the melted ice. | Analysis of the liquid is not done yet but because of the fact that there were no optical, acoustic, or mechanic phenomena... [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Ice | Ukraine | I. S. Astapovich | Analysis | Terrestrial


From: LaPaz, Lincoln
Date: 4 July 1949
Language: English

This 19.8 [crossed out and replaced by 59.3] gram piece of the achondrite that fell on 1948 Feb 18 is "atypical" only in that it is partially crusted. Of the smaller fragments not 1 in 100 have been found to retain any fusion encrustation. This piece was found on Bill Janeills farms in Rockbranch township, Norton Co Kansas, within a few raods [?] of the pond [?] where he made the initial discovery. [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Achondrite | Bill Janeills | Rockbranch | Norton County | Discovery


From: Merrill, George P.
To: English, George L.
Date: 28 April 1920
Language: English

Dear Mr. English: | Yours of April 26th at hand. I agree with you that a dollar a gram for the Cumberland Falls stone is a preposterous price. The same may be said regarding the majority of sales made by dealers. I would just as leave consider a dollar a ton a fair price if others will do the same. So let's consider things on that basis and lose sight of the absolute money value altogether. [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Cumberland Falls | Price | Collection | Exchange | British Museum


From: Millett, Fortescue William
To: Burgess, E. W.
Date: 25 April 1889
Language: English

Many thanks for your paper on the Oban foraminifera which is very interesting - Although the number of species is not great - yet three recorded are mostly important, from their rarity on the British coast - The arenaceous forms are particularly interesting - | No doubt if you had more of the material the list of species might have been doubled, as many of the commonest and most universally distributed do not appear in it - [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Oban | Foraminifera | Pliocene | St. Erth beds | Lagena


From: Miquel, Jean
Date: c. 1920s
Language: French
Documents: 4

MANUSCRIPTS & CORRESPONDENCE LETTERS from Jean Miquel

Catalogues of fossils from the Jean Miquel Collection. [LIST]


From: Monnig, Oscar E.
Date: 1948-1974
Language: English
Documents: 9

MANUSCRIPTS & CORRESPONDENCE LETTERS from Oscar E. Monnig

Collection of letters from Oscar E. Monnig, including all known correspondence from Monnig to Elbert A. King as well as a letter from Monnig to a library from his time as Secretary of the Meteoritical Society. [LIST]


From: Moore, Carleton
To: King, Elbert A.
Date: 22 March 1974
Language: English

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Incoming


From: Nininger, Harvey H.
To: Fales, Herbert G.
Date: 17 September 1976
Language: English

Sedona, Sept. 17, 1976 | Dear Herb: | I'm afraid I neglected an important matter relative to those 6 paperback copies of Find a Falling Star, namely the correction I always make under the picture opposite p. 222, marking out six words and inserting the name Sedona before Arizona. | Look at your copies of hardback and you will see how I do it. | It was one of Eriksson's huge blunders. I sent him pictures of both museums. He said there were too many pictures. [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Book | Find A Falling Star | Correction | Eriksson | Museum


From: Read, William F.
To: King, Elbert A.
Date: 5 July 1973
Language: English

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FULL TEXT on request

KEYWORDS: Faucett | Noonan | U.S. National Museum | Staff | Lawrence University


From: Read, William F.
To: King, Elbert A.
Date: 4 September 1973
Language: English

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FULL TEXT on request

KEYWORDS: Faucett | Funding | Chondrule | Apollo 14 | Ransom


From: Ridley, S. O.
To: Jelly, Eliza Catherine
Date: 24 May 1883
Language: English

Incoming


From: Robinson, James D.
To: Mignan, Arnaud N.
Date: 9 July 2011
Language: English

Dear Arnaud, | Please find enclosed a copy of my book on British meteoritic events which I hope will prove to be a worthy addition to your Tricottet Library. | Happily - please also find enclosed ~ gratis ~ a copy of my other book which I had forgotten I still had. | It is the original 'Proof' copy - still loose leafed - but as it may still retain some historical interest, I am happy for you to have it. | Hoping you find both books of some interest [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Book | Meteoric falls of the British Isles | Pseudo-meteoric events of the British Isles


From: Slotty, Leon
To: Unknown
Date: 21 October 1875
Language: French

Incoming


From: Sot, Diane M.
To: King, Elbert A.
Date: 7 March 1974
Language: English

Incoming


From: Vigelius, Williem John
To: Jelly, Eliza Catherine
Date: 27 April 1887
Language: English

Incoming


From: Ward, Henry A.
To: Cohen, Emil
Date: 12 December 1895
Language: German

Dear Doctor. | I must thank you for the "Verzeichniss der Meteoriten in der Greifswalder Sammlung" that you have sent me. Today I send to you my Meteorite Catalogue. By this you shall see that I am quite occupied with meteorites as well. Of US meteorites I currently have about 100 sorts with a weight of 5 to 400,000 (!) gramms. This I have gotten since 20 years, at prices which are considerably lower than your prices in old Europe. [LONGER EXCERPT]

KEYWORDS: Greifswald | Catalogue | Prices | Trade


From: Wilber, David
Date: 29 August 1998
Language: English

Auction prices realized. [FULL TEXT]

KEYWORDS: Auction | Carnegie Museum | Joseph A. Freilich | Bidding card


From: Unknown
Date: 1859?
Language: French

Incoming