Typer Letter Signed on "Department of the Navy" letterhead

CROWINSHIELD, Arent Schyler (1843 - 1908)

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Place Published: Washington, D.C.
Date Published: 1899

Description: 2 pages, each two-page spread measuring 8 x 9.75 inches, Washington, D.C., September 29, 1899. Written to John Hyde, Editor-in-Chief of the National Geographic Magazine, in part: "...I have always taken a great interest in the Isthmian Canal problem, and nothing would please me more than to comply with your request (for an article) if it were possible for me to give it the necessary time, but as I said before, it is quite out of the question..." Note: due to the destruction of the Battleship Maine on February 15, 1898, there was a consensus that a Central American canal would have to be controlled by the United States Government. In 1899 the Isthmian Canal Commission was established to examine the possibilities of a Canal and to explore the feasibility of purchasing the failed French company under the direction of Ferdinand De Lesseps, who had begun construction in Panama. Small tear along the center fold; otherwise near fine condition.

Comments: United States Admiral and first commander of the Battleship Maine. He joined the Naval War Board in 1898 and is credited with formulating the plans that resulted in the American victory at the Battle of Manila Bay.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 244931

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