Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Representative John Edgar Chenoweth and Edward P. Henderson Study the F Meteorites at the NMNH

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Roy S. Clarke, Jr. (left) and Edward P. Henderson (right) study the Allen Collection of meteorties soon after its acquisition by the National Museum of Natural History in 1964, together with Representative John Edgar Chenoweth (Republican) of Colorado (center).


  • Henderson, Edward Porter
  • Clarke, Roy S., Jr
  • Allen, Arthur R. 1880-1962
  • Chenoweth, John Edgar 1897-1986
  • United States Congress
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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Arthur R. Allen (1880-1962), an amateur mineralogist, spent a large part of his adult life searching for meteorites in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Allen corresponded with professionals and other amateurs throughout the world in the hope of obtaining new specimens for his meteorite collection. After his death, his collection was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7261, Box 2, Folder: Arthur R. Allen Papers, 1928-1964

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SIA2011-0735 and MNH Neg. 90A

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