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Guide to the George Washington Goethals letter MSS.0575

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-17T15:37-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

George Washington Goethals Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0575

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item)

Dates:

1918 March 27

Abstract:

Letter from Goethals, former chief engineer of the Panama Canal and civil governor of the Panama Canal Zone, to O.M. Carter regarding Carter's return to the "service."

creator

Goethals, George Washington, 1858-1928

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter from Goethals to O.M. Carter regarding Carter's return to the "service."

Processing Information:

Processed by

Megan Quillivan and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Biographical/Historical note

Born in 1858 in Brooklyn, New York, Goethals graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1880. Goethals was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1907 when he was appointed chief engineer for the construction of the Panama Canal.. Under his management construction was completed in 1914, about one year early.

Preferred Citation:

George Washington Goethals letter, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Immigration and American Expansion (localbroad)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Panama Canal (Panama) (lcsh)

Politics and government (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

Letter Box 640