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George Washington Goethals letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0575

Scope and Contents

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

Dates

  • 1918 March 27

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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."

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

Megan Quillivan and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the George Washington Goethals letter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500