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Letter concerning return of telescope, ca. 1918

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

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.

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  • 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
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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