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THE EDWARD A. DRAKE PAPERS
FOLDER LISTING


Box: 1 Fold: 52 Edmund C. Stedman
DATE SPAN: 10/20/1895 - 10/20/1895

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 10/20/1895 to EAD from Edmund C. Stedman (1833-1908), American stockbroker, poet and critic. Letter requesting that EAD send his "picture" (?) to Stedman.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 John F. Stevens
DATE SPAN: 12/24/1906 - 12/24/1906

DESCRIPTION: ANS, 12/24/1906 to EAD from John F. Stevens, chief engineer for Panama Canal, appointed 6/30/1905; member of second Isthmian Canal Commission (6/30/1906) and chairman (3/4/1907).

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Henry L. Stimson
DATE SPAN: 10/11/1912 - 10/11/1912

DESCRIPTION: TLS, 10/11/1912 to EAD, from Henry Stimson, US secretrary of war 1911-1913, 1940-41, 1941-1945, and secretary of state 1929-1933. Letter notifies EAD that Stimson is unable to accept travel arrangements due to election schedule.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 William Howard Taft
DATE SPAN: 12/30/1904 - 03/06/1907

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from William Taft, 27th. US president (1909-1913) and secretary of war (1904-1905 and 1905-1908).

TLS, 12/30/1904 to EAD - letter of introduction for newspaper correspondent Frank G. Carpenter.

TLS, 3/6/1907 to EAD - re. procuring free transportation for C.D. Ward "the man who first proposed the Gatun Dam."



Box: 1 Fold: 56 Abram Wakeman
DATE SPAN: 05/07/1906 - 01/09/1927

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 5/7/1906 to EAD from coffee merchant Abram Wakeman - re. possibility of transacting business in Panama.

ALS,1/9/1927 to Jeanette Drake - condolence on EAD's death.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 John Grimes Walker
DATE SPAN: 07/09/1904 - 04/06/1905

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Rear Admiral John Grimes Walker (1835-1907), president of the Isthmian Canal Commission for Exploration, 1899-1901, and chairman of the first Isthmian Canal Commission (for construction), 1904-1914.

ALS, 7/9/1904 to EAD - re. Walker's planned stay in New York.

ALS, 9/30/1904 to EAD - re. visit to New York and wish to go over plans for river steamers.

TLS, 1/14/1905 to EAD - letter of introduction for Hon. Dorsey W. Shackleford, House of Representatives, member of the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, and chairman of the subcommittee to investigate the Panama Railroad and Steamship Line.

TLS, 3/24/1905 to EAD - coverletter for check in payment for rights bought by EAD on Walker's behalf.

ALS, 4/6/1905 to EAD - re. note sent by EAD (n.i.) requesting that the PRRCo. annual report be kept confidential.

Envelope signed by Walker.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 John Findley Wallace
DATE SPAN: 07/06/1905 - 07/06/1905

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 7/6/1905 to EAD from John F. Wallace (1852-1921), American civil engineer and railroad manager, served as first chief enigneer for Panama Canal construction (1905). Letter refers to selling his share of the PRRCo. stock.



Box: 1 Fold: 59 Thomas L. Watson
DATE SPAN: 10/22/1874 - 03/28/1906

DESCRIPTION: TLS, 3/28/1906 to EAD from Thomas Watson, a New York broker, encloses an old invitation (10/22/1874) to a reception hosted by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Everett P. Wheeler
DATE SPAN: 01/28/1904 - 01/28/1904

DESCRIPTION: ANS 1/28/1904 to EAD from Everett P. Wheeler (1840-1925), lawyer and civil service reformer. Founder of the New York Bar Association. Note asks: "What is the annual value of the commerce over the Panama RR, approximately."

Box: 1 Fold: 61 William Winter
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1901 - 01/03/1901

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 1/3/1901 to EAD from William Winter (1836-1917), New York drama critic, historian, essayist, and poet. Letter acknowledges EAD's assistance in arranging travel for Winter's son.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Unidentified Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 09/20/1912 - 09/20/1912

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 9/20/1912 to EAD from unknown correspondent (signature unclear) - personal message.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Envelopes (Personalized)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1906]? - [12/31/1919]?

DESCRIPTION: Six envelopes addressed to EAD with personalized franks, includes: Henry Cabot Lodge, William S. Kenyon, William B. Allison, John J. Fitzgerald.

1 sheet of blank stationery with letterhead for PRRCo.

2 envelopes addressed to EAD, one with frank for Isthmian Canal Commission.

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Edward A. Drake Correspondence Outgoing
DATE SPAN: 06/22/1895 - 02/06/1917

DESCRIPTION: Items include:

1 envelope with autograph signed note by EAD.

ANS (memo) by EAD, 2/6/1917.

TLS from EAD to Alfred E. Drake, 2/10/1908 - appointing latter acting secretary of PRRCo.

2 business cards belonging to EAD as vice president of PRRCo.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Edward A. Drake Correspondence re. Death
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1927]? - [02/28/1927]?

DESCRIPTION: Letters of condolence re. death of EAD. (See also some condolences included in Individual Correspondence Series.)

Telegram, 1/6/1927 from Jorge E. Boyd to Thomas H. Rossbottom.

Telegram, 1/6/1927 from Dr. and Mrs. Jorge E. Boyd to Jeanette Drake.

ACS, 1/6/1927 from G.E. Brewer to Jeanette Drake.

TLS, 2/7/1927 from A.C. Fick, Panama Mail Steamship Company, to the Drake family - re. resolutions adopted by the latter company to express condolences at death of EAD. Includes 1 p. of resolutions. TL carbon in reply from Alfred E. Drake, 2/15/1927, thanking Fick.

1 card (engraved) from Edith Kermit Carow (Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt).

TLS, 1/19/1927, from Thomas H. Rossbottom to Jeanette Drake - notifying her that PRRCo. flags would be at halfmast on day of EAD's funeral.

TLS, 2/19/1927, from J.P. van Schayer, Association of West India Trans-Atlantic Steamship Lines, to PRRCo. expressing condolences at EAD's death.

ALS, 1/8/1927 from M.L. Walker, US Navy, to Jeanette Drake - expressing condolences.

Includes autograph list of pallbearers for EAD's funeral.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Edward A. Drake - Invitation Cards Received
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1904]? - [12/31/1908]?

DESCRIPTION: 4 invitation cards received by EAD

1 calling card from Commander Boy Ed.



Box: 1 Fold: 67 Edward A. Drake - Salary Record at PRRCo.
DATE SPAN: [04/01/1888]? - [04/01/1907]?

DESCRIPTION: Mimeograph copy of memorandum showing salary history and various positions held by EAD during his years at PRRCo.

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Photographs
DATE SPAN: 03/04/1933 - 05/26/1933

DESCRIPTION: 1 photo (b/w) labelled "USS Indianapolis in Culebra Cut, Panama Canal, 3/4/33." Includes autograph note from the captain (signature unclear): "Best wishes to Abe the newsboy."

1 photo (b/w) labelled "USS Portland, Culebra Cut, Panama Canal, May 26, 1933."

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Pictures
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1905]? - [12/31/1927]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed photograph of office building housing PRRCo., n.d.

1 drawing of Panamanian costume, n.d.

Box: 1 Fold: 70 Edward A. Drake - Newsclippings re. Death
DATE SPAN: 01/06/1927 - 02/10/1930

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings/obituaries on death of EAD and on death of his wife, Jeanette Louise Drake.

Box: 1 Fold: 71 Edward A. Drake - Newsclippings (General)
DATE SPAN: 02/04/1905 - 03/09/1923

DESCRIPTION: General news items (clippings) concerning activities of EAD, specifically his visits to the Isthmus.



Box: 1 Fold: 72 Panama Railroad Company - Newsclippings
DATE SPAN: 09/20/1897 - 01/31/1981

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings of articles about the PRRCo. and the Canal. Item of interest: article on selling of PRRCo. capitol stock to US government (1904). Includes photograph of a PRRCo. check for twenty-seven hundred thousand dollars, signed by EAD and dated 9/20/1897.



Box: 1 Fold: 73 Panama Souvenir, Panama-Pacific International Exposition
DATE SPAN: 05/04/1914 - 04/25/1915

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the literature originally located in the printed envelope glued to the back of the official Panama souvenir railroad tie presented at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, 1915. (For souvenir, see Box 2 Folder 1).

Includes printed description of the history of the construction of the railroad, as well as an extract of a letter (4/25/1915) from George Goethals, as governor of the Canal Zone, to D. DeBarrows, vice president of the Isthmian Canal Souvenir Co., concerning the taking of souvenir samples of soil from the Culebra Cut. Also included is an invoice for delivery of 500 similar ties from the Isthmian Canal Souvenir Co. to the Isthmian Canal Commission.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Railroad Tie - Souvenir
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1852]? - [12/31/1915]?

DESCRIPTION: Section of a railroad tie, official Panama souvenir at the Panama- Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915.

Wood, oval shape, 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" and 1/4" thick. Entitled, "A Life for Each Tie."

Includes printed envelope glued on back, containing a printed explanation of the souvenir (see Box 1, Folder 73).

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Resolutions of PRRCo. on Death of EAD
DATE SPAN: 01/08/1927 - 01/08/1927

DESCRIPTION: Illuminated resolutions undertaken by PRRCo. in honor of EAD's death. Presented to Jeanette Drake and son Alfred E. Drake. (See coverletter by W.R. Pfizer, secretary of PRRCo. 9/22/1927, Box 1, Folder 40.)

Includes signatures of US secretrary of war Dwight F. Davis, Col. Harry Burgess, acting governor of the Panal Canal (1927), and all the directors of the PRRCo. on the occasion.

Five pages, bound in leather, with white moire doublures.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Himno Nacional de la Republica de Panama
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1905]? - [12/31/1927]?

DESCRIPTION: Music score composed by Jorge A.Santos, with words by Jeronimo Ossa. Printed in Panama, n.d. This copy belonged to Jeanette Drake and is signed by Jose Domingo de Obaldia, President of Panama.

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