Bendegó meteorite (report)

Meteorito de Bendegó – relatório apresentado ao ministerio da agricultura, commercio e obras publicas e a sociedade de geographia do Rio de Janeiro sobre a remoção do meteorito de Bendengó do sertão da provincia da Bahia para o Museu Nacional is a book written by José Carlos de Carvalho and published in 1888 in Portuguese and French. It deals with the transportation of the Bendegó meteorite from Bahia to the National Museum, under the command of the Emperor Dom Pedro II.[1]

Bendegó meteorite
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AuthorJosé Carlos de Carvalho
CountryBrazil
LanguagePortuguese
PublisherImprensa Nacional
Publication date
1888
Media typePhysical
Pages79
OCLC182930366

Carvalho, a retired military man from the Paraguayan War, was in charge of transporting the meteorite. He led an Empire Commission for Transport, initially concerned with how to take the meteorite to the Jacuricy Railway Station. Also described in the book is the carret designed by Carvalho for transportation.[1]

In the hinterland, the Imperial Commission traveled 113 kilometers in 126 days to the train station. From there they embarked for Salvador – a distance of 363 kilometers – and arrived in the capital of Bahia on 22 May 1888. Heavy, the meteorite was then 5,360 kg. Then, they left for Rio de Janeiro.[1]

Carvalho's work, illustrated with meteorite and transport images, was in the Central Library of the National Museum, bringing the author's dedication to the National Museum. On the cover is the Imperial Coat of Arms.[2]

The work begins with the following paragraph:

In 1784, Joaquim do Motto Botelho informed the Governor-General of Bahia, D. Rodrigo José de Menezes, that he had found an extraordinary stone in the vicinity of the Bendegó stream, supposing to contain gold and silver.

According to WorldCat, the University of São Paulo is in possession of a copy of the bilingual book. Other places that also have a copy are: The Field Museum Library (US), University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (US), Carleton College Library (US), Stanford University Libraries (US) and Natural History Museum (UK).[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "O Meteorito de Bendegó". Meteoritos (in Brazilian Portuguese). 10 February 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ Regina Maria Macedo Costa Dantas & Paulo Vinicius Aprígio da Silva. "Uma análise histórica sobre o meteorito de Bendegó e sua representação científica junto ao Museu Nacional" [A historical analysis of the Bendegó meteorite and its scientific representation at the National Museum] (PDF). Anais Eletrônicos do 15º Seminário Nacional de História da Ciência e Tecnologia – Floriandpolis, Santa Catarina, 16 a 18 de novembro de 2016 [Electronic Annals of the 15th National Seminar on the History of Science and Technology – Floriandpolis, Santa Catarina, November 16 to 18, 2016] (in Portuguese). Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ José Carlos de Carvalho (1888). Météorite de Bendégo: rapport présenté au Ministère de l'agriculture, du commerce et des travaux publics et à la société de géographie de Rio de Janeiro sur le déplacement et le transport du météorite de Bendégo de l'intérieur de la province de Bahia au Musée national [Bendégo meteorite: report submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Public Works and to the Geographical Society of Rio de Janeiro on the movement and transport of the Bendégo meteorite from the interior of the province of Bahia to the Museum national] (in French). Rio de Janeiro: National Printing House. OCLC 5795406.

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