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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the U.S. Secretary of the Navy Letter Collection, 1810-1934



Descriptive Summary

Creator: U.S. Secretary of the Navy
Title: U.S. Secretary of the Navy Letter Collection,
Dates: 1810-1934
Abstract: The bulk of the collection contains letters written by citizens or prominent officials to the residing US Secretary of the Navy between 1810 and 1919 requesting or recommending commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps.
Accession No.: 2008-131
Extent: 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Elwyn Charles Johnston worked as a personal aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 and was associated with Roosevelt when he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1913-1920. Due to his interest in history, these letters were given to Johnston by then Assistant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt during a purge of the department’s office files.

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection contains letters written by citizens or prominent officials to the residing US Secretary of the Navy between 1810 and 1919 requesting or recommending commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps. The remainder of the collection contains constituent mail written to state representatives on a variety of matters. Collection also contains one broadside regarding Walter R. Benjamin.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Letter Collection, 1810-1934, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/M85 Letters (3 folders), 1810-1934, undated

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