Letter from William deC. Ravenel to Army Inspector of Ordinance, Nixon Fulgent Products Co

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Letter from William deC. Ravenel, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary, returning a loaded shell and reminding the Army Inspector of Ordinance that only unloaded ordinances (grenades, shells, etc.) be sent to the United States National Museum. Also requests the shipment of an unloaded shell of the same kind if it can be supplied.


  • United States. Army
  • United States National Museum
  • War Collection
  • Administrative Assistant in charge of the United States National Museum
  • Nixon Fulgent Products Co


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The United States National Museum instituted a significant effort to collect materials 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 (now known as the Arts & Industries Building).

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

Contact information

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


  • January 24,1919
  • 20th century

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • WW I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Weapons
  • 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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