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Letter from John Grimes Walker to John R. Hudson

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The Isthmian Canal Commission will not provide transportation for employees who resign or return home for personal reasons. Many employees only last a short time and then want to return home. It would be "unjust" for the government to have to cover these expenses and such generosity would be abused. John R. Hudson, Jr. resigned on August 3 and will not receive salary or expenses after that date.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Resignation; Travel costs; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)

Date: 1900-10-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Philip Battell Stewart

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt wants to meet the "Spokane brother-in-law" when he arrives. Roosevelt supports the Isthmian Canal and has done so publicly. He had a good time in Vermont with Stewart's father even though their time was cut short by the attempted assassination of President McKinley. Roosevelt is confident McKinley will recover. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Family; Meetings; Canals, Interoceanic; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Health; Washington (State)--Spokane; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Vermont; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

The Isthmian canal treaty is fine and the British government only requests the removal of their own amendment. Ambassador Swenson informed Secretary of State Hay that Denmark will not negotiate unless the prices are raised. Hay asks President Roosevelt to consider the matter and provide him with an answer tomorrow.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations--Treaties; Canals, Interoceanic; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; International relations; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Great Britain; Denmark

Date: 1901-10-24

Letter from Albert Shaw to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Albert Shaw requests that President Roosevelt look over some of his editorial notes on the ship subsidy question and the Isthmian issue. Shaw believes that the Isthmus of Panama needs to be annexed. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Editing; Shipbuilding subsidies; Annexation; Panama--Isthmus of Panama

Date: 1901-10-25

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 James H. Woodard to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator Fairbanks is favored in Indiana for the Presidential nomination in 1904 but President Roosevelt is the second choice. Woodard believes that President Roosevelt can secure the nomination with careful handling of the Isthmian Canal and Philippine situation. Another important factor will be the careful distribution of patronage and appointments in the South and in Republican states.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Patronage, Political; Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Southern States; Philippines; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Indiana; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918; Longstreet, James, 1821-1904

Date: 1902-01-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Hay

Description:

President Roosevelt fears that the Lutheran Germans will resent a Catholic as United States Ambassador to Germany and suggests appointing Charlemagne Tower to the position. Roosevelt would like Secretary of State Hay to find out if the Germans would accept Tower as ambassador. Roosevelt is also interested in buying the Panama isthmus instead of leasing it from Colombia.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, American--Selection and appointment; Lutherans, German; Germany; Colombia; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Catholic Church; Tower, Charlemagne, 1848-1923

Date: 1902-08-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Hay

Description:

President Roosevelt is concerned that the Lutheran Germans would resent a Catholic being sent as Ambassador to Berlin. He would like to find out if Charlemagne Tower will accept Berlin and if Robert Sanderson McCormick will go to St. Petersburg. Roosevelt is also interested in trying to purchase the Isthmus of Panama instead of leasing it from Colombia.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, American--Selection and appointment; International relations; Religion and politics; Russia; Germany; Colombia; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Tower, Charlemagne, 1848-1923; McCormick, Robert Sanderson, 1849-1919

Date: 1902-08-21

Address of President Roosevelt at the Coliseum

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt describes how the United States has always looked with particular interest at the isthmus connecting North and South America. He also describes the conflict that occurred in Cuba and the Philippines. The role of the military was gradually replaced by civil authorities.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Canals; International relations; Cuba; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Philippines; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

Date: 1902-08-22

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