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Letter of appreciation to Elizabeth Aageson, 1918

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Letter of appreciation to Elizabeth Aageson, 1918

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Elizabeth Aageson of Portland received this letter in January of 1918 from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Aageson loaned a telescope to be used by the Navy in response to their "Eyes for the Navy" campaign. Any donors received a check in the amount of $1.00, which was considered payment for the item if it was not returned, or rental for the item if it was.

Aagerson received her telescope back after the war.

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  • Title: Letter of appreciation to Elizabeth Aageson, 1918
  • Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Creation Date: 1918-01-03
  • Subject Date: 1918
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: 2003.261.008
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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