Letter from William deC. Ravenel to Captain C.P. Kelly, June 28, 1919

ID: SIA2014-07017 and SIA2014-07018

Creator: Ravenel, William deC

Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: June 28, 1919

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 5

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Summary

Letter from William deC. Ravenel, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary, to the Bureau of Ordinance refusing a second, near duplicate, 6-ton Renault Tank.

Subject

  • United States. Army
  • United States National Museum
  • War Collection

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

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. These materials were immediately put on prominent display throughout the US National Museum.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 5

Contact information

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

Date

  • June 28, 1919
  • 20th century

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No restrictions

Topic

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Collectors and collecting

Form/Genre

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2014-07017 and SIA2014-07018

Physical description

Number of Images: 2 Color: Color Size: 8.5w x11h Type of Image: Letters Medium: Paper

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[[in ink intials HB written together much like a monogram]] [[stamped in blue ink]] 63222 [[/stamped in blue ink]] [[handwritten]] F [[/handwritten]] Enclosure June 28, 1919. Dear Captain Kelly: I am returning herewith certain correspondence relative to the transfer to the National Museum of a 6-Ton Renault Tank, and, in response to the inquiry contained therein, beg to say that inasmuch as this tank is almost an exact duplicate of the one we already have it seems inadvisable to request its transfer. I am asking, therefore, that the request for such action be canceled. Assuring you of my aprreciation of your continued in- [[overwritten]]0 [[/overwritten]] terest, I am, Very truly yours, [[stamped in blue ink]] W. deC. RAVENEL [[/stamped in blue ink]] W.deC.Ravenel, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary. Captain C. P. Kelly, U. S. Army, Bureau of Ordnance, 7th and B Streets, Washington, D.C. Sm
[[written by hand in pencil]] Mr. Ravenel Mr. Riordan informs me this tank is almost an exact duplicate of the one we have. Under these circumstances I presume we do not need to ask for its transfer. T.T. Belote June 19, 19. [[/written by hand in pencil]]