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TELEGRAM: TECHNOLOGY TELEX: 032-296 TELEPHONE: 51122-26 [[underlined]]AIR MAIL[[/underlined]] INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR Prof. P.S. Goel Chemistry Department 11T POST OFFICE KANPUR-16. U.P. (INDIA) Chem/PSG/ 18th September, 1973: Dr. Kurt. A. Fredriksson Department of Mineral Sciences National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560 [[underlined]]U.S.A.[[/underlined]] Dear Dr. Fredricksson: I read your paper (with Noonan and Nelen) in Smithsonian Contributions No. 9 about Chemistry of Forest Vale meteorite. I was most impressed to see a large variation in total carbon contents of this meteorites. We have been measuring nitrogen in a variety of objects (lunar samples, meteorites and tektites) by neutron activation analysis. In some chondrites we find large variations in the nitrogen contents of different samples taken from the same piece. We have also attempted sieve analysis but the results are not yet finalized. I-n some meteorites the dispersion is small. Since large scatter in carbon values is established for Forest Vale, and since it is an object of lower petrological class, we would very much like to make a detailed study of nitrogen abundances in this chondrite. I shall be grateful if you can arrange to send about 10g sample to us for our work. Kindly send the sample by air post and write "no commercial value" etc. on the carton. Please mail the sample to: Prof. P.S. Goel Chemistry Department Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur-208016, U.P. (India). With best regards, Yours sincerely, ^[[Parma]] Parma Goel ^[[We have 250 g [[flush?]] Mrs. Sydney ~> 20 kg]]
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