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Letter from John F. Stevens to Theodore P. Shonts

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John F. Stevens complains to Theodore P. Shonts about the lack of labor for the construction of the Panama Canal. Stevens states he would like to hire Chinese and Spanish laborers instead of West Indian laborers.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Chinese--Employment; Labor supply; Spaniards; Alien labor, West Indian; Panama--Panama Canal; Spain; Cuba; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)

Date: 1906-05-04

Memorandum of propositions to furnish Chinese labor

Description:

This document provides quotes from different individuals and organizations who are able to supply Chinese labor for construction work on the Panama Canal. Each provider lists the number of available laborers, cost, and contract requirements.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Chinese--Employment; Canals--Design and construction--Costs; Contract labor; Panama--Isthmus of Panama

Date: 1906-05-04?

The following have offered to furnish Chinese labor for use in construction of the canal

Description:

The list contains the names of companies that are willing to provide Chinese laborers to work on the construction of the Panama Canal. A disclaimer is included at the end of the list that provides the official response to the companies as well as the statement that some of the companies responded to an advertisement that was placed by the "old Commission."

Resource Type: List

Subject: Chinese--Employment; Canals--Design and construction; Labor supply; Panama--Panama Canal; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)

Date: 1906-05-04?

Telegram from Theodore P. Shonts to William H. Taft

Description:

Theodore P. Shonts tells William H. Taft there is a shortage of common labor and states the contract should be ready soon either for advertisement or implementation.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Chinese--Employment; Labor contract; Panama

Date: 1906-07-25

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