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Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to William Loeb

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Theodore P. Shonts and Mr. Williams accept, with great pleasure, President Roosevelt's invitation to lunch at Oyster Bay next Friday, July 14.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Scheduling; Dinners and dining; Atlantic Ocean--Oyster Bay

Date: 1905-07-10

Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore P. Shonts is working with Joseph Bucklin Bishop and W. Leon Pepperman to draw up a statement for President Roosevelt to present to Congress on Isthmian Canal Affairs

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Panama--Panama Canal; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); Bishop, Joseph Bucklin, 1847-1928

Date: 1905-09-25

Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore P. Shonts encloses a letter from Leslie M. Shaw regarding the Panama Canal, upon which he has written a memorandum report.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Panama--Panama Canal; Shaw, Leslie M. (Leslie Mortier), 1848-1932

Date: 1905-10-30

Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore P. Shonts agrees with the opinions of Colonel Ernst on Philippe Bunau-Varilla's views on the Isthmian Canal Commission.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Engineering--Cost control; Panama--Panama Canal; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); Ernst, Oswald H. (Oswald Herbert), 1842-1926; Bunau-Varilla, Philippe, 1859-1940

Date: 1905-11-03

Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore P. Shonts discusses a previous letter regarding Philippe Bunau-Varilla and the Isthmian Canal Commission and quotes Colonel Ernst.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Project management; Panama--Panama Canal; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); Ernst, Oswald H. (Oswald Herbert), 1842-1926; Bunau-Varilla, Philippe, 1859-1940

Date: 1905-11-04

Speech by Theodore P. Shonts before The American Hardware Manufacturer's Association

Description:

Theodore P. Shonts speaks about the difficulties and considerations that went into the construction of the Panama Canal

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic--Design and construction; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Panama--Panama Canal; American Hardware Manufacturers Association

Date: 1905-11-09

Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore P. Shonts encloses his speech to the American Hardware Manufacturer's Association, believing it to be an opportunity to convey to the American people the difficulty in constructing the Panama Canal.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Canals, Interoceanic--Design and construction; Panama--Panama Canal; American Hardware Manufacturers Association

Date: 1905-11-10

Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

At President Roosevelt's request, Chairman Shonts sends a copy of Roosevelt's letter to Secretary of War Taft putting the construction of the Panama Canal under Taft's supervision, and a copy of the Spooner Act, which gives Roosevelt authority to construct the canal. Shonts also encloses a copy of an editorial from the New York Sun that he feels warrants Roosevelt's attention. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American newspapers; Inclosures; Panama--Panama Canal; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1905-11-14

Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Chairman Shonts writes to President Roosevelt regarding a conversation he had with Senator Hale and Senator Taliaferro.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: United States. Congress. Senate; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); Hale, Frederick, 1874-1963; Taliaferro, James Piper, 1847-1934

Date: 1906-01-12

Letter from Theodore P. Shonts to William Loeb

Description:

Theodore P. Shonts, chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission, writes to Secretary Loeb regarding social conditions of the Isthmian laborers and the steps taken to accommodate them. President Roosevelt is very concerned that the workers are provided with recreation and diversion. Shonts describes the organization of clubs, masonic groups, reading rooms, and even attempts at baseball teams. The married workers receive cottages for their families and the Commission offers reduced transportation for their family members to travel to the Isthmus.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canal construction workers; Labor--Social conditions; Recreation; Employees--Recreation; Clubs; Baseball teams; Reading rooms; Families; Freemasonry; Panama; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Panama--Panama Canal; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); National Civic Federation; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1906-01-12

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