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Walker, John G. (1835-1907) Five letters re: the Panama Canal [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02763 Author/Creator: Walker, John G. (1835-1907) Place Written: Washington Type: Header Record Date: 1902-1904 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Five letters between John G. Walker, President of the Isthmian Canal Commission, and his friend Thomas Gibbons. Letters describe Walker's family and their mutual friends, as well as developments in the canal project. He discusses the ratification of the treaty with Colombia and the beginnings of the building of the canal. Also mentions increased spending on the navy.

Background Information: John Grimes Walker (1835-1907) was a distinguished Union naval veteran of the Civil War. He was appointed President of the Isthmian Canal Commission in 1899. Prior research suggests that Gibbons served ...in the Department of State.See More

People: Walker, John Grimes, 1835-1907

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

Subjects: Progressive EraPanama CanalCanalsInfrastructureTreatyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South AmericaNavyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Empire Building

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