Letter concerning return of telescope, ca. 1918
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Elizabeth Aageson of Portland received this letter from Franklin Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy.
Accompanying the letter was the telescope that she had donated for the "Eyes for the Navy" campaign. The Navy collected navigational and optical equipment for use by the undersupplied U.S. Navy during World War I.
Whenever possible the items were returned to the owners at the end of the war.
- Title: Letter concerning return of telescope, ca. 1918
- Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D.
- Creation Date: circa 1918
- Subject Date: 1918
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: 2003.261.008
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Navy--Equipment & supplies
United States. Navy--Records and correspondence
Eyes for the Navy (Program)
World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--United States
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