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Letter from Maurice Hutin to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Maurice Hutin, president of the Panama Canal Company, reviews the agreements and negotiations related to the valuation and transfer of the company's Colombia concessions to the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic--Design and construction; Canals, Interoceanic--Economic aspects; International relations; International relations--Treaties; Negotiation; Business enterprises--Valuation; Corporations--Valuation; Business and politics; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Colombia; Panama Canal Company; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)

Date: 1901-11-30

Letter from John Grimes Walker to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Admiral Walker expresses his views on matters related to the privileges and property of the Panama Canal Company that were raised in a letter from the company's president, Maurice Hutin. Walker defends the work of the Isthmian Canal Commission and the estimate of the Panama Canal Company's worth at $40 million. He doesn't believe that further examination or arbitration as suggested by Hutin should be considered.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Negotiation; Canals, Interoceanic--Design and construction; Canals, Interoceanic--Economic aspects; Business enterprises--Valuation; Corporations--Valuation; Business and politics; International relations; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Colombia; Panama Canal Company; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)

Date: 1901-12-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to the United States Congress

Description:

President Roosevelt writes to the United States Congress to submit a report of the Isthmian Canal Commission on the proposition of the New Panama Canal Company selling their rights, property, and unfinished work. The commission believes the best route is through Panama.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Panama--Panama Canal; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); Compagnie nouvelle du canal de Panama

Date: 1902-01

Letter from E. Spencer Pratt to Henry Cabot Lodge

Description:

E. Spencer Pratt relays the latest news from Paris regarding the Panama Canal. He believes that the Panama route will be the easiest and most commercially viable route for an inter-oceanic canal and suggests that the concessions for the canal be purchased from the Compagnie Nouvelle du Canal de Panama. Pratt offers his services to the government for future negotiations.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic; Concessions--Government policy; Business and politics; Panama--Panama Canal; France--Paris; Compagnie nouvelle du canal de Panama

Date: 1902-01-02

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator Lodge encloses a letter from E. Spencer Pratt regarding the Panama Canal project. Lodge was interested in the report that preparations are being made to raise money for the project in Europe.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals--Finance; Panama--Panama Canal; Panama Canal Company; Pratt, E. Spencer

Date: 1902-01-14

Letter from William H. Moody to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

There are reports that revolutionary forces are preparing an attack on the government forces of Colombia in Panama. Due to America's potential interest in the New Panama Canal Company of France and guarantees of free transit across the isthmus, it may be necessary to secure the railroad terminals and route. Naval forces have been ordered towards Panama to protect the interests of the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Revolutions; Autonomy and independence movements; International relations; Treaties; Colombia; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Panama--ColoĢn; United States. Navy; Compagnie nouvelle du canal de Panama

Date: 1902-09-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Grimes Walker, Peter C. Hains, and William H. Burr

Description:

President Roosevelt is sending the members of the Isthmian Canal Commission to ascertain the present condition of the canal and determine the compensation owed to the French Panama Canal Company.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governmental investigations; Panama--Panama Canal; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); Panama Canal Company

Date: 1903-03-26

Letter from Marcus Alonzo Hanna to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator Hanna wants allowances made for the political situation in Colombia so that a serious mistake will not threaten the final settlement of the Panama Canal situation. The Panama route is strongest and they must prepare to resist renewed efforts in support of the Nicaragua route. Under present conditions, Hanna suggests that the French company proceed with their work while Hanna and President Roosevelt seek to handle the matter in Congress.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic--Design and construction; Canals--Planning; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; International relations; Panama--Panama Canal; Colombia; Nicaragua; Compagnie nouvelle du canal de Panama

Date: 1903-10-04

Letter from George M. Franklin

Description:

George M. Franklin bluntly criticizes President Roosevelt's Panama Canal policy and suggests that tax payer dollars would be better spent on projects inside the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals--Costs; Panama; Panama Canal Company

Date: 1903-12-23

Letter from Philander C. Knox to M. Bo

Description:

Attorney General Knox has contacted M. Bo, President of the Panama Canal Company, to ask when the company will transfer the title and possession of its property to the U.S. Government.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Government purchasing of real property; Panama--Panama Canal; Panama Canal Company

Date: 1904-03-03

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