Letter from Charles D. Walcott to Captain Roger Welles to January 8, 1918

ID: SIA2014-06978

Creator: Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927

Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: January 8, 1918

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

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Letter from Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott to Captain Roger Welles approving the loan of National Museum custodian and photographer (1917-1920 ) Loring Beeson to United States Naval Intelligence, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., with stipulations as to time allotted. At this time the Division of Photography was located in the United States National Museum (USNM) building which is now known as the Arts and Industries building.


  • Beeson, Loring W
  • Welles, Roger 1862-1932
  • United States Navy
  • United States National Museum Section of Photography
  • United States National Museum Division of Graphic Arts
  • United States Navy Department


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  • See also Negative SIA2014-06980 for reply to Secretary Walcott
  • 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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  • January 8, 1918
  • 20th century

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  • Photographers
  • 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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