[D8731AAP], Letter from Charles F Hanington to Thomas Alva Edison, December 7th, 1887

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Abstract

Notes the sending of 4 Palm samples to Alfred Ord Tate in relation to TAE's search for plant fibers. Sample No. 1 is the Baccaba Family, Oenocarpus distichus. Sample No. 2 is Baccaba-i Family, Oenocarpus Minor Mart. Sample No. 3, enclosed in this letter, is the Assai family, Enterpe chonta and chontilla. Sample No. 4 is the Assai Family, enterpe oliracea Mart. Hanington notes that these samples are the best of the large number he has examined in his travels and describes their various positive and negative attributes. In post script, Hanington notes that he has not only examined palms and bamboo and that he will also compare Mangrove species with those in Florida. Encloses a letter from Charles F. Hannington and Frank McGowen sent from Iquitos, Peru [D8731AAQ].

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Date

1887-12-07

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8731AAP

Folder Set

D8731

Title

[D8731AAP], Letter from Charles F Hanington to Thomas Alva Edison, December 7th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:777

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University