Memorandum from Theodore Belote to Holmes

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Memo regarding the receipt of a loaded shell. Belote's initial instinct was to accession it; however, he is returning it to not set a precedent of accepting loaded ordinance.


Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Image No. SIA2014-07012

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1919
  • January 3, 1919

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  • Ammunition
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Local number

SIA RU000192 [SIA2014-07012]

Physical description

Ink on paper; 8.5x5.5

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