Letter of appreciation to Elizabeth Aageson, 1918
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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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