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Letter from Edgar M. Queeny to Monsanto stockholders: The Texas City Disaster
(Rice University, 1947-04-30)
Letter from Edgar M. Queeny, Chairman of the Board, to stockholders of Monsanto Chemical Company: The Texas City Disaster. The letter includes descriptions of the damages, casualties, financial losses, and benefits provided by Monsanto for employees. 4 pages.
Texas City disaster area, 1947 post-explosion photographs
(Rice University, 1947)
Photographs of the Texas City, Texas waterfront after it was devastated by the April 16, 1947 disaster which occurred when a French ship carrying fertilizer on Galveston Bay caught fire and exploded. The nearby Monsanto styrene plant and other petroleum refineries, homes, warehouses, ships and buildings were largely destroyed. At least 576 were killed ...