Letter from Newton D. Baker to Charles D. Walcott, June 20,1918

ID: SIA2014-07011

Creator: Baker, Newton Diehl 1871-1937

Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: June 20, 1918

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 3

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Letter from Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War, stating General John J. Pershing and several Army and Navy departments will furnish the US National Museum with materials while abroad in Europe during WWI.


  • Pershing, John J (John Joseph) 1860-1948
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • United States National Museum
  • United States. Army
  • United States Navy
  • United States. Secretary of War


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 3

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  • June 20, 1918
  • 20th century

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  • World War, 1914-1918
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