the idea that the red-giving gold was made from iron and gold being melted together.

I had hoped to send you some further details about my idea of gold which contained copper and silver having these two metals replaced by iron by fusion with iron pyrites. I have been waiting for a new convenient furnace which was ordered at once but is not yet delivered. Anyhow we had no trouble in getting 2-9 per cent of iron into our gold in a few minutes fusion and reducing the copper to ½ a per cent.

I am afraid the complete working out of the method will have to wait till I return from Switzerland as we start on Tuesday, next week, June 20th, for 3-4 weeks.

I hope you are having a good rest after all your literary and other labours.

With our united kindest regards & again many thanks

Yours very truly

Alexander Scott

(August 30, 2008)

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