Letter from Henry White to Richard Rathbun

ID: SIA2014-06993

Creator: White, Henry 1850-1927

Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: July 15, 1918

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 1

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Summary

Letter from Henry White, Smithsonian Regent and Chairman of the Committee on the Use of the National Museum Buildings, informing Richard Rathbun, Assistant Secretary and Director of the United States National Museum, that the Board of Regents has adopted a resolution to close the Natural History Building for use by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance during World War I.

Subject

  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Bureau of War Risk Insurance
  • Natural History Building
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution
  • Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum

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Notes

The Bureau of War Risk Insurance was founded in 1914 by the United States Congress to ensure the availability of marine insurance during World War I. The Bureau of War Risk Insurance was established within the Treasury Department to provide insurance policies and pay claims to sailors during World War I.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 1

Contact information

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

Date

  • July 15, 1918
  • 20th century

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Topic

  • Assistant Secretaries
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Wartime Activities
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Museum directors
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

Letters (correspondence)

ID Number

SIA2014-06993

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Color Size: 8.5x11 Type of Image: Letters Medium: Paper

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