Letter from William deC. Ravenel to Richard Rathbun

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Letter on Smithsonian letterhead from William deC. Ravenel, Admnistration Assistant, to Richard Rathbun regarding a conference with Colonel C.W. Weeks and the collection of war materials for the United States National Museum. He stated that they would ask for General John J. Pershing's help in collecting World War I materials from our allies as well as our enemies. Other options to obtain arms and equipment were outlined in the letter.


  • Pershing, John J (John Joseph) 1860-1948
  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
  • Weeks, C. W
  • United States National Museum


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Colonel C.W. Weeks was the War Department liaison to the Smithsonian Institution during World War I. He facilitated the Smithsonian's World War I collecting efforts.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 2

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  • June 7,1918
  • 20th century

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  • WW I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Collectors and collecting
  • 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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