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This collection was donated to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History by Jack Moseley in memory of his sister, Mary Helen Moseley Johnson-Watson, whose first husband, Elwyn Charles Johnson, was given these documents by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. Elwyn Johnson was an aide to the President, at the time the Under Secretary of the Navy. Woodrow Wilson appointed Roosevelt Assistant Secretary of the Navy under Josephus Daniels in 1913. Roosevelt served in the position until 1920 and during his tenure worked to expand the Navy and founded the United States Navy Reserve.

From the guide to the U. S. Secretary of the Navy Letter Collection 2008-131., 1810-1934, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

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creatorOf U. S. Secretary of the Navy Letter Collection 2008-131., 1810-1934 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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associatedWith Barnett, George, 1859-1930 person
associatedWith Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816 person
associatedWith Harris, John, 1793-1864 person
associatedWith Johnson, Elwyn C. person
associatedWith Jones, William, 1763-1831 person
associatedWith Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859 person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842 person
associatedWith Thompson, Smith, 1768-1843 person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Marine Corps corporateBody
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Washington (D.C.)
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