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Watt, Richard Morgan - Correspondence, 11/27/[1917?]

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6

Collection-level scope and contents note

From the Collection:

The Lester Adams Papers primarily consist of the official papers and ephemera of Captain Lester Adams, who was part of the U.S. Medical Corps during World War I stationed in the Panama Canal Zone. The papers are arranged in 19 folders and housed in 1 box.

The Lester Adams Papers cover Adams' brief service in the Medical Reserve Corps, mainly consisting of military orders, ephemera, and a few photographs. Among Adams' official correspondence are a telegram from Surgeon General William Crawford Gorgas and four telegrams from General Henry Pinckney McCain to Adams giving him official assignments or orders to travel. Of particular interest are reports kept by Adams, including a report by Adams on sick and wounded in Corozal, CZ in 1918 and an autograph manuscript by an unknown person describing a medical and exploratory mission across Panama in 1918. Adams also kept many photographs of Panama, including several of his wife Margaret during her stay there.


  • 11/27/[1917?]

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From the Collection: 0.20 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document Case)

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Container Summary

1 telegram from Richard Morgan Watt to Lester Adams in Bangor, ME, regarding Adams transportation to the Panama Canal Zone.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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