Letter from Charles D. Walcott to Loring W. Beeson

ID: SIA2014-06981

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

Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: January 15, 1918

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

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Letter from fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott to Loring W. Beeson, photographer for the United States National Museum, informing Beeson that he is detailed to the Office of Naval Intelligence in an advisory capacity in expert photographic work. He is to report to Captain Roger Welles, United States Navy, Director of Naval Intelligence, for instructions.


  • Beeson, Loring W
  • Welles, Roger
  • United States National Museum Section of Photography
  • United States Navy
  • United States Office of Naval Intelligence


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Loring W. Beeson was the photographer for the Smithsonian's United States National Museum from November 1917 to 1920.

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

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  • January 15, 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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