Letter from Charles G. Abbot to Captain G.T. McCourt

ID: SIA2014-07014

Creator: Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872

Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: January 25, 1919

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 4

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Letter from Assistant Secretary Charles G. Abbot to Captain G.T. McCourt regarding the return of a loaded shell to the U.S. Army and a request that all ordinance sent to the museum for display be unloaded.


  • McCourt, G. T
  • United States National Museum
  • United States. Army
  • War Collection
  • Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The United States National Museum instituted a significant effort to collect material related to World War I during the war's final years and immediately after the war. These materials were immediately put on prominent display throughout the United States National Museum.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 4

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  • January 25, 1919
  • 20th century

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  • Assistant Secretaries
  • WW I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Weapons
  • Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Firearms
  • 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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