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Secretary Charles D. Walcott

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Original negative number is 4201D, but that negative has been lost.

Charles D. Walcott, fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1907 to 1927, with sculpted bust of himself and the artist. The sculptor is not identified and there is no date on the photo, however, based on Walcott's appearance, this photograph was most likely in the mid-1920's.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
There are MANY copies of this image at this SIA location.

An 1918 portrait of Charles D. Walcott, the Fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1907-1927).

Secretary Charles D. Walcott

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1907-1927), Charles Doolittle Walcott, in a formal portrait, facing the camera with his arms crossed, c. 1900.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The original negative number is 22619, but that negative has been lost.

Fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1907-1927), Charles Doolittle Walcott, in a formal portrait photo.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See also Neg. #26776, a cropped view, and 82-3139.

Charles D. Walcott, fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1907 to 1927, is seen here working at his desk in the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle, on May 16, 1922.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1907-1927), Charles D. Walcott, seated at his desk in the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle. Walcott's paper covered desk is visible, as well as prints on the walls, and a roll top desk behind him.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Secretary Charles D. Walcott seated at his desk in his office in the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle." The desk is covered with papers, various office supplies, and a telephone. There is a flower filled vase in the middle of the desk. There are also drawings resting in front of the windows which are to his right. This photo was taken in April of 1912.

Charles D. Walcott at Grand Canyon

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), paleontologist and fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian (1907-1927), stands viewing the Grand Canyon.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott in the Field

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Original in SIA RU7004, Box 44, Folder 4.

Charles D. Walcott (1850-1927), fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1907-1927), in the field at Fossil Quarry, Burgess Pass, British Columbia, c. 1911-1912. Secretary Walcott is seen here standing against a rock wall holding a pry bar with several tools nearby, including a shovel, hoe, and axe.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott and His Fish

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Also Negative Number SA-123.

Fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1907-1927) Charles D. Walcott on a research expedition showing a fish that he caught. Walcott is seen here standing next to either a river or a lake with his fishing pole and a relatively large fish hanging from the hook. Pine trees and mountain peaks are visible in the background.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott as a Young Man

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Charles D. Walcott, fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1907 to 1927, is seen here in a formal portrait, as a young man. In this photograph, Walcott is looking directly at the camera and is wearing a bow tie.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott as a Young Child

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Charles D. Walcott, fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1907 to 1927, as a young child. In this photograph Walcott is directly facing the camera and is resting his right arm on a piece of furniture.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott at the Age of twenty-three

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1907-1927), Charles D. Walcott, at the age of 23 in 1873. This is a formal side view portrait of Secretary Walcott. What is most interesting is that Walcott has a full beard at this time.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott and Men at a Field Camp

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1907-1927) Charles D. Walcott at camp in the field. In this image, Secretary Walcott is seen here wearing a hat with an upturned brim and walking behind four unidentified men. One man is sharpening an ax blade. The other three men are in the process of skinning some small animals, either beavers or woodchucks. Tents are visible in the background.

Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Charles D. Walcott

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
During World War I, future President and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a letter to fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott thanking him for the list of names of water birds and waders prepared by Charles W. Richmond, an ornithologist and curator at the United States National Museum. Roosevelt had requested these names because new mine sweepers were to be given bird names.

Letter from Charles D. Walcott to Loring W. Beeson

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Loring W. Beeson was the photographer for the Smithsonian's United States National Museum from November 1917 to 1920.

Letter from fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott to Loring W. Beeson, photographer for the United States National Museum, informing Beeson that he is detailed to the Office of Naval Intelligence in an advisory capacity in expert photographic work. He is to report to Captain Roger Welles, United States Navy, Director of Naval Intelligence, for instructions.

New to Flickr! Charles D. Walcott and Mount Jumbo

National Museum of Natural History
We’re excited to announce our latest Flickr set from the field work of Charles D. Walcott in Montana during the summers of 1904 and 1905. This set of images highlights the work of Walcott who was the fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and perhaps best known for his discovery...

Letter from Charles D. Walcott to Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 4, 1919

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The US National Museum instituted a significant effort to collect material related to WWI during the war's final years and immediately after the war. These materials were immediately put on prominent display throughout the US National Museum.

Letter from fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott to future President and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt regarding the appointment of a US National Museum employee to liaise directly with Navy Departments. William deC. Ravenel, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary, is appointed.

Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln to Charles D. Walcott

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Reply written to Secretary Charles D. Walcott from Robert Todd Lincoln encouraging him to not display the clothing President Abraham Lincoln worn on the night of his assassination. The clothing was never acquired by the National Museum. Correspondence No. 69608.

Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Charles D. Walcott, May 31, 1919

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The US National Museum instituted a significant effort to collect material related to WWI during the war's final years and immediately after the war. These materials were immediately put on prominent display throughout the US National Museum.

Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, future President and Assistant Secretary of the Navy, to fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott agreeing that ship models will make a good exhibit and agreeing a liaison from the US Navy would be helpful. Letter is the original on Navy letterhead with Franklin D. Roosevelt's signature.

Letter from Frank Baker, NZP Director, to Secretary Charles D. Walcott, 2/19/1908

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See also negative # SIA2016-011422 for additional correspondence.

National Zoological Park Director Frank Baker informs Secretary Charles D. Walcott of the status of two open positions at the Zoo, and asks Walcott to only certify white applicants for the position.

Letters between Charles Lang Freer and Charles D. Walcott, 1908-1919

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Gift of Charles Lang Freer.

Letters between Charles Lang Freer and Secretary of the Smithsonian Charles Doolittle Walcott between April 13, 1908 and September 19, 1919. Topics include Freer's evolving bequest to the Smithsonian, his thoughts on the nature and goals of his museum, and the construction of the building in Washington, DC.

Freer accession number F1908.1908.17a

Letter from Charles D. Walcott to Captain Roger Welles to January 8, 1918

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See also Negative SIA2014-06980 for reply to Secretary Walcott

Captain Roger Welles was the Director of Naval Intelligence in 1918 and corresponded with the Smithsonian Institution regarding their photography expertise.

Letter from Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott to Captain Roger Welles approving the loan of National Museum custodian and photographer (1917-1920 ) Loring Beeson to United States Naval Intelligence, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., with stipulations as to time allotted. At this time the Division of Photography was located in the United States National Museum (USNM) building which is now known as the Arts and Industries building.

Letter from Charles D. Walcott to President Woodrow Wilson, November 26, 1917

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The Bureau of War Risk Insurance was founded in 1914 by the US Congress to ensure the availability of marine insurance during WWI. The bureau was located within the US Department of the Treasury and provided insurance policies and paid claims to sailors during WWI.

Letter from fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott in response to President Woodrow Wilson's request to use all of the Smithsonian's Natural History Building for the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. Secretary Walcott enumerates all of the delays and difficulties in making space available and offers other suggestions, such as building temporary quarters on Smithsonian grounds.
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