Letter of appreciation to Elizabeth Aageson, 1918
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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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.
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Eyes for the Navy (Program)
United States. Navy--Records and correspondence
United States. Navy--Equipment & supplies
World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--United States
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