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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 description of U.S. Secretary of the Navy Letter Collection, 1810-1934 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 659563430

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creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Navy. U.S. Secretary of the Navy Letter Collection, 1810-1934 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
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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. 1799-1859. person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Southard, Samuel L. 1787-1842. person
associatedWith Thompson, Smith, 1768-1843. person
associatedWith United States. Marine Corps corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy Dept. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
Military correspondence

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Active 1810

Active 1934

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