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Burr, William Hubert (1851-1934) to John G. Walker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03804.39 Author/Creator: Burr, William Hubert (1851-1934) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter Date: 29 March 1905 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27.7 x 21.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Not signed. Written by Burr as a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission to retired Rear Admiral Walker as President of the canal commission. Typed copy of Burr's letter to Walker; written on the letterhead of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Burr is offering his resignation as he knows the president wants to reorganize the commission. Expresses his pleasure of serving on the commission.

Background Information: Burr was a civil engineer trained at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1884 he became assistant engineer to the Phoenix Bridge Company. After 1893 he was consulting engineer to New York departments, especially ...in connection with the Catskill Aqueduct work. In 1904 he was appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission.See More

People: Walker, John

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

Subjects: MississippiProgressive EraGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South AmericaGovernment and CivicsPresidentCanalsPanama CanalInfrastructure

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