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Record Unit 7284

Perry, Stuart H., 1874-1957

Stuart H. Perry Papers, 1930-1954, with related materials to 1963

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Perry, Stuart H., 1874-1957
Title: Stuart H. Perry Papers
Dates: 1930-1954, with related materials to 1963
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7284
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document Perry's work on meteorites and consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence with geologists, meteorite collectors and owners, and museums mostly concerning efforts by Perry to purchase meteorite specimens. Of special interest is a large amount of correspondence with Harvey Harlow Nininger. Also included is a small amount of correspondence regarding fiscal matters; photographs of meteorites; and newspaper clippings.

Historical Note

Stuart H. Perry (1874-1957) was a newspaper publisher and authority on meteorites. He made extensive collections of meteorites and donated many specimens to the United States National Museum (USNM). In 1940, Perry became an Honorary Associate in Mineralogy, USNM, a title he held until his death.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers document Perry's work on meteorites and consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence with geologists, meteorite collectors and owners, and museums mostly concerning efforts by Perry to purchase meteorite specimens. Of special interest is a large amount of correspondence with Harvey Harlow Nininger. Also included is a small amount of correspondence regarding fiscal matters; photographs of meteorites; and newspaper clippings.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7284, Stuart H. Perry Papers

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Container List

Series 1

General Correspondence, 1930-1954.

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the name of the meteorite which the letters concern, except for correspondence of Arthur R. Allen, Anton Berger, Giuseppe Bonafede, Lincoln LaPaz and Harvey Harlow Nininger which is filed at the end of the series.

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Folder 1 Aggie Creek, Alaska Meteorite, 1942, 1947

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Folder 2 Amherst, Nebraska Meteorite, 1949-1950

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Folder 3 Atoka, Oklahoma Meteorite, 1945-1946

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Folder 4 Cavour, South Dakota Meteorite, 1948

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Folder 5 Cedartown, Georgia Meteorite, 1935, 1938. Correspondents include Edward P. Henderson and Henry Windsor Nichols.

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Folder 6 Dayton, Ohio Meteorite, 1951. Correspondents include Maurice Gordon Frey.

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Folder 7 Deadwood Ridge, California Meteorite, 1944-1945. Correspondents include A.W. Herbenar. Includes photographs of and notes on the meteorite.

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Folder 8 Dimmitt, Texas Meteorite, 1945-1949

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Folder 9 Edmonton, Kentucky Meteorite, 1944. Correspondents include Edward P. Henderson.

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Folder 10 Havana, Illinois Beads, 1946-1948. Concerns an analysis, by Perry, of beads of meteoric iron found in an Indian mound near Havana, Illinois, 1945. Correspondents include Robert Mann Grogan.

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Folder 11 Linwood, Nebraska Meteorite, 1945. Correspondents include Edward P. Henderson, Orr Goodson, Henry Windsor Nichols, and J.W. Vrana.

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Folder 12 Livingston, Tennessee Meteorite, 1941, 1945. Correspondents include Edward P. Henderson.

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Folder 13 Loreto, Mexico Meteorite, 1951. Correspondents include Harvey Harlow Nininger. Includes a photograph of the meteorite.

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Folder 14 Loyola Meteorite Collection, 1945

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Folder 15 Mertzon, Texas Meteorite, 1946

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Folder 16 Moduc, Kansas Meteorite, 1941-1943

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Folder 17 Mulino, Oregon Meteorite, 1943-1944

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Folder 18 Odessa, Texas Meteorite, 1940, 1944-1945. Includes a newspaper clipping concerning the meteorite.

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Folder 19 Paragould, Arkansas Meteorite, 1930. Correspondents include Oliver Cummings Farrington, Chester A. Reeds, L.V. Rhine, Rupert C. Wright, and Charles Clayton Wylie.

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Folder 20 Pine River, Wisconsin Meteorite, 1936, 1942, 1947. Correspondents include Edward P. Henderson and Rufus Mather Babb.

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Folder 21 Pitts, Georgia Meteorite, 1939, 1941. Correspondents include Aurelius Sydney Furcron and H.F. Strickland.

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Folder 22 Rushville, Indiana Meteorite, 1951. Correspondents include Richard C. Erd and Harvey Harlow Nininger.

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Folder 23 Tambo Quemada, Peru Meteorite, 1950-1952. Correspondents include Harvey Harlow Nininger.

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Folder 24 Miscellaneous correspondence concerning fiscal matters, 1944-1952

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Folder 25 Allen, Arthur R., 1949

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Folder 26 Berger, Anton, 1949-1951

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Folder 27 Bonafede, Giuseppe, 1948-1951

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Folder 28 LaPaz, Lincoln, 1948, 1950-1951, 1954

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Folder 29 Nininger, Harvey Harlow, 1947-1954

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Photographs and Newspaper Clippings, 1933, 1963 and undated.

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Folder 30 Photographs of meteorites, 1933 and undated

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Folder 31 Newspaper clippings, 1963 and undated. Includes an obituary of Perry's wife, Maude Caldwell Perry, 19 October 1963.

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