Letter from Rufus Hardy to Ned Hollister

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Letter from Rufus Hardy to Zoo Superintendent Ned Hollister, sent on October 11, 1918. The letter asks of the whereabouts of the famous Red Cross turkey "Col. Jake Dawson."


  • Hollister, N (Ned) 1876-1924
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • American Red Cross

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 74, Image No. SIA2013-00216

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1918
  • October 11, 1918

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  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Turkeys


Letters (correspondence)

Local number

SIA RU000074 [SIA2013-00216]

Physical description

8 x 10.51

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