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Dewey, George (1837-1917) to John Cullen Bryant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00273.03 Author/Creator: Dewey, George (1837-1917) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 08 January 1901 Pagination: 1 p. ; 26.8 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Replying to a letter from Bryant, received the day before. Comments, "I have to say that I do not consider the picture you send a good one. What I regard as the best obtainable photograph of myself..shows me in white uniform, with cap." Typed on executive stationery. Header on the upper left side, "Office of the Admiral/ 1747 Rhode Island Avenue" in blue ink. Watermarked Crane & Co Dalton Mass.

Background Information: Dewey was an admiral of the United States Navy, best known for his victory (without the loss of a single life of his own forces due to combat; one man ...died of heat exhaustion) at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. He was also the only person in the history of the United States to have attained the rank of Admiral of the Navy, the most senior rank in the United States Navy.See More

People: Dewey, George, 1837-1917
Bryant, John Cullen, fl. 1901

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: NavySpanish American WarMilitary HistoryPhotography

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