will probably [be] more white waistcoats than black ones. There may also be a good many in dinner jackets.

I had intended to tell you my solution of the red gold when I wrote before but found I had left myself too little time before the post closed. It is simply that Iron Pyrites had been, most likely inadvertently, added to a smelting of the gold. It has been, even to the present day, mistaken for a gold ore. This would not only account for the iron in the gold but also for the total absence of copper and the small percentage of silver, and moreover would not require an abnormally high temperature. I had hoped to confirm this by an actual trial before now but hope to do so tomorrow forenoon. I hope to have your views on this tomorrow.

Kindest regards,

Yours very truly,

Alexander Scott.

(August 30, 2008)

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