Letter from Captain Roger Welles to Charles D. Walcott, January 4, 1918

ID: SIA2014-06977

Creator: Welles, Roger 1862-1932

Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: January 4, 1918

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 45, Box 98, Folder: 6

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Letter from Captain Roger Welles to future Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott requesting US National Museum photographer Loring Beeson's help in the office of US Naval Intelligence, includes handwritten note from Walcott "OK, talk with Beeson."


  • Beeson, Loring W
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • United States Navy
  • United States National Museum Section of Photography


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Captain Roger Welles was the Director of Naval Intelligence in 1918 and corresponded with the Smithsonian Institution regarding their photography expertise.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 45, Box 98, Folder: 6

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


  • January 4, 1918
  • 20th century

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  • Photography
  • WW I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Paper

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Number of Images: 1 Color: Color Size: 8.5w x11h Type of Image: Letters Medium: Paper

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