[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Robert Hall, November 3]

One of 1,686 letters in the series: Charles B. Moore Family papers, 1832-1917 available on this site.

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Letter from Charles B. Moore to Robert Hall, a geologist, in which he says that he will try to answer Mr. Hall's questions about Collin County, Texas. He describes the soil, "black waxy", and the white rock underneath it, limestone. Charles states that the limestone is often used to build chimneys. He also describes digging a well and the layers of rock in it. He mixes the hard well water with rain water to soften it. A diagram of the soil and rock of Collin County is included.

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Moore, Charles B. Creation Date: Unknown.

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Letter from Charles B. Moore to Robert Hall, a geologist, in which he says that he will try to answer Mr. Hall's questions about Collin County, Texas. He describes the soil, "black waxy", and the white rock underneath it, limestone. Charles states that the limestone is often used to build chimneys. He also describes digging a well and the layers of rock in it. He mixes the hard well water with rain water to soften it. A diagram of the soil and rock of Collin County is included.

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4p. ;20 h x 13w cm.

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Moore, Charles B. [Letter from Charles B. Moore to Robert Hall, November 3], letter, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203720/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.