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Parsons, William Barclay (1859-1932) to John G. Walker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03804.40 Author/Creator: Parsons, William Barclay (1859-1932) 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 Parsons as a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission to Walker as President of the canal commission. Typed copy of letter sent to Walker; written on Isthmian Canal Commission letterhead. Says that he is resigning to give the president liberty to reorganize the commission. Expresses appreciation for being selected to serve on the commission.

Background Information: Parsons, a civil engineer, founded the firm that became Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, one of the largest American civil engineering firms. He was also Chief Engineer of the New ...York Rapid Transit Commission, and was responsible for the construction of the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) subway line.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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