Reference numberMS/787/1/4
TitleLetter from Dr C A White, Iowa City, Iowa, to Henry B[owman] Brady
Date15 March 1872
DescriptionMentions that F B Meek had forwarded him Brady's letter, and that he is able to supply Brady with what he wants, which Meek was not. Has already sent a box to Brady, in care of the Smithsonian Institution, including fossils and White's report on the geology of Iowa. Mentions the variety of Fusulina: some free, some in solid limestone, some in earthy limestone and some in flint nodules from the limestone. Explains the treatments the fossils had gone through. Mentions other small specimens he had sent, and that these had already once been sent to W B Carpenter, but White had never received any acknowledgment ('the first instance of incivility I have ever received from a foreign naturalist'). Tells Brady this so he knows these specimens had been sent to England before. Hopes Brady will visit America again and says he will be happy to extend to him 'the meagre hospitality of a new country'.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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