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Datespan: 2/10/1876-5/28/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news items bearing the following headlines (from columns left to right):

@ England in the East - All About the Suez Canal Purchase - The Official Correspondence. (Philadelphia Times, 2/10/1876)

@ Inter-Oceanic Canals - Uniting the Atlantic and Pacific - The Nicaragua Route (ibid.)

@ Pictures of the Day (5/2/1878). Includes reference to Ferdinand de Lesseps, engineer of the Suez Canal (1859-1869) and founder of the unsuccessful Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique commissioned to build the Panama Canal (1881-1889).

@ The Isthmus Canal - Virtual Adoption of the Wyse-Panama Sea Level Route (New York Herald, 5/28/1879). Continues on pp.2-3. Lieutenant Lucien Napoleon-Bonaparte Wyse was the illegitimate son of Napoleon Bonaparte's niece Princess Laetitia. Wyse was sent on a six-month field survey (November 1876) of the prospective canal construction zone concluding in his theory for a Darien canal with a tunnel nine miles long.



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Datespan: 5/29/1879-8/10/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news items bearing the following headlines:

@ The Wyse Project Adopted in Committee (New York Herald, 5/29/1879).

@ ...Scheme Declared Impracticable [Partially obscured headline] (8/14/1879). Includes reference to John C. Trautwine, chief engineer for the construction of the Panama Railroad. Criticizes de Lessep's plan to build a canal without locks.

@ The Rival Canal Routes (8/10/1880).

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Date: 5/22/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains insert originally attached to (but torn from) p.3. Headline: "The Inter-Oceanic Canal" (New York Daily Graphic, 5/22/1879). Full-page article describing the various rival routes proposed across S. America to join the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Includes drawings of maps and of Ferdinand de Lesseps. References and maps of the Nicaragua Route, the Panama Route, the Chepo San Blas Route, and the Tehuantepec Route. A cross section diagram of the San Blas tunnel is also shown.

Box: 1 Fold: 1 Page 4
Datespan: 9/1875-8/10/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news items bearing the following headlines:

@ Co  orge M.] Totten on the Practicability of the Isthmus Canal (New York Herald, 8/10/1879). Totten was one of the original builders and stockholder of the Panama Railroad. He and William W. Wright agreed to serve on Lesseps' Technical Commission for the proposed Isthmus canal.

@ Ocean Rapid Transit (9/1875). Describes the record travelling time of the American steamer Ohio from Liverpool, England to Philadelphia.

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 n: 8/9/1879-8/10/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news items bearing the following headlines:

@ Yellow Fever - Five Deaths and Thirty-nine New Cases in Memphis (New York Herald, 8/9/1879).

@ The Inter-Oceanic Canal - Practicability of the Various Routes Discussed and Comparisons Made (New York Herald, 8/10/1879) [cont'd. on p.6). Includes interview with Colonel George M. Totten "who built the Panama Railroad and has for nearly a third of a century made his hom  torridity of the Isthmus of Panama..."

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Date: 9/7/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news items bearing the following headlines:

@ Mr. Menocal on the Canal and the Congress (New York Herald, 9/7/1879). Re. the opinion of American civil engineer Aniceto Garcia Menocal regarding the comparative practicability of the Nicaragua and Panama routes. Menocal was a delegate at the Paris Canal Congress held i  9. He advocated a route through Nicaragua.

@ The Isthmus Canal - Advantages of the Nicaragua Over the Panama Route - Views of an American Engineer (New York Herald, 9/7/1879). Continues on p.7. Same as contents above.

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Date: 8/7/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Grant to Admiral Ammen - His Formal No  pting the Canal Presidency. "The following is the text of General Grant's reply to Admiral Ammen's letter asking him to co-operate in an American canal project." [Dated from Tokyo, Japan, 8/7/1879, and in which Grant approves the Nicaragua route.]

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Datespan: 9/20/1879-10/30/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Inter  anals - Senor De Garay Tells How De Lesseps Manipulated the Paris Conference - The Tehuantepec Route... (New York Herald, 9/20/1879). Francisco de Garay was a Mexican delegate at the Congres Internationale d'Etudes du Canal Interoceanique, May 1879.

@ Isthmus Canal Routes - The American Society of Civil Engineers Discussing Them (New York World, 9/25/1879). Reference to Isthmian canal explorations of Frederick M. Kelley in early 1870.

@ Receiving De Lesseps. (9/17/1879).  banez, minister of war of Colombia receives de Lesseps.

@ Lesseps Coming Over to See about that Canal. (10/3/1879) Re Darien canal.

@ The Isthmus Canal - Views of the New Minister from Colombia on the Proper Route (10/30/1879). Re Don Blas Arosemena, Colombian commissioner and advocate of the Panama route.

Box: 1 Fold: 1 Page 9
Datespan: 10/20-1879-10/23/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) beari  llowing headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ General W.W. Wright...gives...a comparison between the Panama and Nicaragua inter-oceanic projects." (Philadelphia Press, 10/23/1879).

@ Isthmus Routes - Commodore Shufeldt on the Tehuantepec Railroad Project - Canals Not Desirable.... - Nicaragua VS. Panama - The Rival Canal Projects Compared by General W.W. Wright... (New York Herald, 10/20/1879). Continued pp.10-12. Robert Shufeldt led the 1870 expedition calle  US President Ulysses S. Grant to explore an interoceanic canal route in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in south Mexico between the Gulf of Tehuantepec and the Gulf of Campeche. Wright advocated the Panama route.

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Datespan: 11/22/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ The San Blas Route (Engineering News, 11/22/1879). Ref  Ferdinand de Lessep's plan to to construct a tunnel along the Chepo-San Blas route in Panama.

@ The Panama Canal Syndicate. Announcing collaboration of three New York companies to handle sale of Panama stock during construction of the Lesseps project. Included J. & W. Seligman & Company, Drexel, Morgan & Company, and Winslow, Lanier & Company (c. 1880).

Box: 1 Fold: 1 Page 13
Datespan: 11/1/1879-10/5/1880

DESCR  ontains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Letters to the Editor of "Bullion" (11/1/1879). Includes one by George M. Totten advocating the Panama route.

@ The Panama Route Advocated (American Ship, 11/4/1879). Letter to the editor by William W. Wright.

@ Obstruction of the Suez Canal (New York Herald, 11/23/1858).

@ The Isthmus Canal - The Capital Can Be Had If Grant Will Be President of the Comp  adelphia Record, 10/5/1880). Continues on p.14.

Box: 1 Fold: 1 Page 14
Datespan: 11/15/1879-11/22/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ [Untitled] Gen. W.W. Wright...has given much attention to the subject of a Darien canal. (11/15/1879)

@ The Darien Canal - Mr. A.G. Menocal Advocates the Adoption of the Nicaragua Route... (New  ld, 11/20/1879)

@ Norther in Aspinwall...Panama Railroad Under Water and Communications Cut Off (11/29/1879). Continued on p.15.

@ [Insert from Engineering News, 11/22/1879]. Re the Nicaragua and Panama routes: costs, distances, etc.

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Datespan: 12/3/1879-12/19/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

 Untitled, undated] "M. de Lesseps leaves Paris for Panama on December 6th....He is confident of living to see the Nicaragua isthmus cut in twain."

@ The Storm at Aspinwall - Rapid Progress of Repairs on the Line of the Panama Railroad - Statement of President Riley of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.

@ 46th Congress. Senate. House of Representatives. (Ledger, 12/3/1879). Resolution to uphold the construction of the Nicaragua canal route.

@ The Ship Canal -  aton's Resolution and Its Anticipated Results. (12/5/1879). Re Nicaraguan route.

@ The Interoceanic Canal (New York Herald, 12/19/1879). Letter to the editor re the choice of canal routes. Continued on p.17.

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Date: 12/23/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Our Canal - What Ferdinand de Lesseps has to  it...- The Panama Route - Why it is the best... (12/23/1879). Continued on p.18.

Box: 1 Fold: 1 Page 18
Datespan: 12/23/1879-1/8/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ The San Blas Canal Route (New York Herald, 12/23/1879).

@ De Lesseps' Work - The Survey for the Canal Begun (Patriot, 1/8/1880).

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Datespan: 1/14/1880-1/17/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news items bearing the following headlines (columns reading from left to right):

@ The Canal Job (1/14/1880).

@ Letter from Panama to the Gettysburg Compiler (1/17/1880). References to Col. George M. Totten and William W. Wright.

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Date: 1/21/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ The American Press on the Canal... - The Last "Boom" for Nicaragua... (1/21/1880). Continued Folio #2, p.21. Re Ferdinand de Lesseps' progress on surveys for the Panama canal route and loss of public interest in the Nicaragua route.

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Date: 1/5/1880-1/28/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ [Untitled, undated] "In Panama. - Gen. W.W. Wright has arrived at Panama...Their work is to examine and verify previous surveys... and make such additional surveys as are deemed necessary to determine where the canal shall be built."

@ [Untitled, 1/28/1880] "We regret that circumstances have postponed the appearance of any report of the breakfast given some days ago at the "Garden of Paradise," by Dr. Antonio Ferro, Colombian Delegate to Mr. de Lesseps and his colleagues in the work of Isthmus surveys."

@ [Insert Side 1, Item 1] What Mr. Dirks Proposes to Do with the Chagres River (The World, 1/6/1880). Jacob Dirks was the Dutch delegate at the May 1879 international congress on canals. Builder of the Amsterdam Canal.

@ [Insert Side 1, Item 2] Another Isthmus Railroad. Rosy News from Tehuantepec of the Newest Interoceanic Enterprise. "Mr. Edward Learned has been elected President of the Tehuantepec Interoceanic Railroad Company.

@ [Insert Side 2] On the Isthmus - The Contempt and Dislike Felt Towards the United States in Colombia - A French Protectorate Preferred to Any American Interference (The World, 1/5/1880).

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Date: 1/29/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Mr. De Lesseps on the Isthmus - Surveys in Progress. (1/29/1880)



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Date: 3/10/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ M. De Lesseps' Arrival (3/10/1880). Re arrival of Lesseps in Philadelphia.

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Datespan: 3/23/1880-4/16/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ The Canal Schemes (3/23/1880).

@ Diary of a Parisian - Arrival of M. De Lesseps...[in Calais] (4/16/1880).

@ The Will of the People - M. Ferdinand De Lesseps is Confident of American Support (New York Herald, 4/18/1880).

@ The Panama Canal. "...the construction of the Panama Canal is assured beyond all question."

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Datespan: 3/23/1880-7/10/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Cobdenites at Dinner (7/10/1880). Re annual dinner of the Cobden Club, London, at which Ferdinand De Lesseps stated "The Panama Canal scheme is a perfect success," and that he had received both French and US financial support.

@ Severing the Isthmus - Conflicting Plans of Interoceanic Canal Builders - What President Hayes Has to Say (7/10/1880).

@ [Untitled, undated] "The sanguine Mr. Menocal has risen to explain that the really strong feature in the Nicaraguan grant for the canal is that which relates to the second term of ninety-nine years."

@ A Monster Ship - The Steamer that is Now Building in England for the Inman Line (Philadelphia Evening Bulletin).

@ Central and South America. "Diplomatic intercourse with Colombia is again fully restored by the arrival of a minister from that country to the United States."

@ Chiriqui Bay - Progress of the Naval Surveying Expedition (4/26/1880).

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Datespan: 10/4/1879-1/10/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ [Insert Side 1 ] Lesseps and Panama - What the Companions and Critics of the Isthmus-Cutter Have to Say. (The World, 1/23/1880).

@ [Insert Side 2] re. Lt. Lucien Napoleon Bonaparte Wyse.

@ The Suez Canal (Scientific American, 10/4/1879). "One thousand five hundred and fifty vessels passed through the Suez Canal in 1878."

@ Lift Locks and Locking Time (Scientific American, 9/1879). "At the Paris Canal Congress one of the chief objections urged against a ship canal with locks was the alleged great delay incident to locking."

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Datespan: 2/7/1860-11/29/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ [Notice of legalization of metric system in US.]

@ Mr. Felix Belly and the Nicaragua Canal (Independence Belge, 2/7/1860). Re abandonment of the Belly plan for the construction of the Nicaragua canal.

@ The Inter-Oceanic Canal - Suez and Panama (Boston Economist, 11/29/1879). Continues on pp.28-29. Includes reference to the San Blas route.

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Date: 12/20/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ The Great Chanoine Dam at Pittsburgh (12/20/1879). Continued on p.30.

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Datespan: 8/16/1879-9/1/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ The Gothard Tunnel - Death of Louis Favre, the Contractor Who had Nearly Finished it - His Career (The World, 8/16/1879).

@ The Proposed Panama Ship-Railway (Scientific American, 9/13/1879). Instead of a ship canal, a railway was suggested.

@ [Untitled, 9/1/1880] "Leading bankers of San Francisco say that the report that San Francisco banking houses would join the sydicate to float the shares of De Lesseps' canal company is without foundation..."

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Date: 8/2/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ A Ship Railway at Panama (Scientific American, 8/2/1879). Re a railroad instead of a canal across the isthmus.

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Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains broadside advertising a contract to put down artesian wells.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Page 33
Datespan: 9/20/1859-9/7/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Will an Interoceanic Canal Pay? (New York Herald, 9/2/1880).

@ The Probable Commerce via the Canal (Public Ledger and Daily Transcript, Philadelphia, 9/7/1880).

@ Our Aspinwall Correspondence - ...The Nicaragua Transit Route - Belly's Enterprise - Preservation of Order on the Isthmus, etc. (10/20/1859).

@ Our Panama Correspondence - Exploration of the Isthmus of Darien... (10/20/1859).

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Page 34
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Panama Canal - New Surveys and Geological Explorations Changing the Original Plans...

@ [Untitled, undated] "The bourse of Paris pays no attention to the scheme for cutting Asia and Africa asunder at Suez..."

@ Mr. de Lesseps' Canal. Re formation of the syndicate to finance construction.

@ General Intellignence - The Proposed Panama Canal...



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Date: 3/21/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Interoceanic Canal - Interesting Account of the Board of Trade Meeting...and the Responses of M. de Lesseps and Party. (The Morning Call, San Francisco, 3/21/1880).

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Page 36
Datespan: c.1859-1875

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ The Survey of Canal Routes (11/15/1875). Refers to a review of interoceanic canal routes by Humphreys Carlisle, P. Patterson and Daniel Ammen.

@ California Gold This Year and Last. [Table showing gold shipments from California to New York 1858 and 1859.]

@ The Nicaragua Route. [Re interoceanic canal concession granted by Nicaragua to the the US.

@ California Wheat. [Re interoceanic canal will facilitate export to Europe.]

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Date: 3/21/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ Same article as on page 35.



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Datespan: 1/12/1880-4/10/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s) (columns reading from left to right):

@ The Canal Enterprise - Surveys Commenced - Work Allotted.

@ Death of Frank Leslie - Something of his Life as a Publisher of Illustrated Papers.



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Date: 2/25/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ From the Isthmus - M. De Lesseps Bids Adieu to Panama.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Page 40
Datespan: 2/25/1880-12/5/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ De Lesseps Canal Scheme - The International Commission's Replies - Studying a Plan Whereby the Largest Ships May Enter from Both the Pacific and the Atlantic - Panama Bay Anchorage.

@ The Mission of M. De Lesseps (2/25/1880).

@ The Yellowstone Mail Route in Winter.

@ New Line of Railroad (12/5/1880?). Re the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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Date: 1/15/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ M. De Lesseps Arrives - The Eminent Canal Cutter Comes in Person to See America and to Observe its "Sentimental Politics" - The Monroe Doctrine He Thinks Pretty But Irrelevant - A Contract with the Panama Railroad Nearly Complete and American Subscriptions Next in Order. (1/15/1880). Refers to the International Technical Commission's surveys of the Panama canal route; fund raising by Lesseps for the project; William Wright and Jacob Dirks.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 42
Datespan: 1/7/1880-2/24/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ The Reception to M. De Lesseps (c.2/1880) Re Lessep's visit to New York.

@ M. De Lesseps' Arrival (2/24/1880) Re visit to New York.

@ M. De Lesseps' Movements. Re visit to New York.

@ Ferdinand De Lesseps - His Arrival in this City ... (New York Evening Post, 2/24/1880).

@ The Nicaragua Route (4/9/1880) "...the committee recently appointed to examine into interoceanic canals presented a report indorsing and recommending the Nicaragua route surveyed by the Naval Department in 1873."

@ M. De Lesseps - His Arrival in this City from the Isthmus... (2/24/1880).

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Date: 2/24/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ Ferdinand De Lesseps - His Reception in this City - What he says about himself and his plans - Arrangements for his entertainment (New York Evening Post, 2/24/1880).

@ Count De Lesseps - Arrival of the Great Interoceanic Canal Builder...(New York Evening Telegraph, 2/24/1880). Re visit to New York.



Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 44
Datespan: 2/24//1880-2/25/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ Ferdinand de Lesseps - Arrival of the Great International Ditch Digger - His Object in Coming Here - An Agreement with the Panama Railroad and Pacific Mail Company (New York Graphic, 2/24/1880).

@ Count De Lesseps' Mission - The Great Engineer Arrives Here From Aspinwall (New York Star, 2/25/1880). Continued on p. 45.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 45
Datespan: 2/25/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ De Lesseps in New York - His Plans for the Great Canal - Arrival of the Famous Engineer and His Assistants by the Colon - De Lesseps Defines his Position - Report of the Engineering Commission - Estimate of Cost About $169,000,000 and of Time Eight Years.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 46
Datespan: 2/25/1880-4/2/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ De Lesseps in New York - Proposed Honors to the Projector of the Suez Canal... (The Sun, 2/25/1880).

@ Lesseps and the Panama Canal (N.Y. Tribune, 2/25/1880).

@ Farewell Words - Speeding M. De Lesseps on His Return Voyage to Europe (4/2/1880).

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 47
Date: 2/6/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ Interoceanic Canal Universal Company - news print map showing the shortening of maritime routes by the cutting of the Panama isthmus.

@ Includes 2 ANS from H.A. Woods to William W. Wright. Content is technical and relates to the canal construction.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 48
Date: 2/14/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ Full page of the Star & Herald Supplement for 2/14/1880, covering various matters relating to the Panama canal.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 49
Datespan: 7/1879-1/15/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 items:

@ Printed copy of a memorandum posted by Ferdinand de Lesseps: "Inter-Oceanic Canal Universal Company for the Cutting of the American Isthmus - Utility - Expenses - Income - Issue of Shares" issued July 1879.

@ ALS in pencil from William W. Wright to Ferdinand de Lesseps, written from the Grand Hotel in Panama, and dated 1/15/1880. Re the former's opinion on the lack of support from the US for the Panama canal route. Suggests it is due to ignorance and advises publishing proceedings of the Paris canal congress.



Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 50
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains news print of a lithograph showing Ferdinand de Lesseps and his engineers in Panama. Includes George Totten, William Wright, and Lucien N.B. Wyse.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 51
Date: 2/26/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ M. De Lesseps in Panama (undated). Article accompanying the lithograph on p.50.

@ 3 printed cards announcing meetings of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Addressed to Ferdinand de Lesseps, 2/1880.

@ Calling card belonging to Dr. Fred Herbert Lay.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 52
Datespan: 2/24/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 items:

@ ALS to William W. Wright from John A. Roebling (1806-1869), American civil engineer and manufacturer of wire rope used for bridges such as the Brooklyn Bridge, New York. Dated 2/24/1880, from Brooklyn. Re inviting Ferdinand de Lesseps to dinner during the latter's visit to New York in February 1880.

@ ANS by W.H. Paine re the Roebling dinner for Lesseps (undated).

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 53
Date: 1/30/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains printed citation from the sovereign state of Antioch promoting the building of the Panama Canal by Ferdinand De Lesseps.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 54
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains an unsigned manuscript regarding rock specimens to be taken by Ferdinand de Lesseps from the proposed canal construction area to illustrate a presentation he was to give before the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 55
Datespan: c. 5/1879-2/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 maps showing the proposed route of the Panama canal adopted by the Paris canal congress in May 1879, and Lessep's trip to the U.S. in February 1880.

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