Letter from R.W. Wood to Charles D. Walcott, February 11, 1919

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Handwritten letter from Major R.W. Wood of the US Army to fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott stating everything is arranged and that Wood will sail to Europe on Saturday. Wood hopes to collect materials for the US National Museum that the quartermaster corps will overlook.


  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • United States. Army
  • United States National Museum
  • War Collection


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The US National Museum instituted a significant effort to collect material related to WWI during the war's final years and immediately after the war. Working with the War Department, through Colonel C.W. Weeks, the Smithsonian arranged for servicemen traveling to or stationed in Europe to collect for the National Museum.

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

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


  • February 11, 1919
  • 20th century

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


  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Paper

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Number of Images: 1 Color: Color Size: 5x6 Type of Image: Letters Medium: Paper

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