Bunau-Varilla, Philippe, 1859-1940

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Panamanian diplomat and engineer.

From the description of Philippe Bunau-Varilla papers, 1877-1955 (bulk 1900-1907). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449105

Biographical Note

  • 1859, July 26: Born, Paris, France
  • 1880: Graduated, École Polytechnique, Paris, France
  • 1884: Left the French government to go to Panama as chief engineer of the three sections of the canal
  • 1885: Chief engineer, French Transoceanic Co. of Panama under Ferdinand de Lesseps
  • 1888 - 1902 : Published, lectured, and negotiated in France and the United States in an effort to gain support for the completion of the Panama Canal
  • 1903: Named minister plenipotentiary to Washington by the new Panama government; negotiated the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty, which gave the United States control of the Canal Zone
  • 1916: Devised a new system for water purification
  • 1940, May 18: Died, Paris, France

From the guide to the Philippe Bunau-Varilla Papers, 1877-1955, (bulk 1900-1907), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Fletcher, William Glover, d. 1968. William Glover Fletcher papers, 1903-[194-] (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Evelyn Wadsworth Symington Collection of John Hay Material, 1864-1905 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Philippe Bunau-Varilla Papers, 1877-1955, (bulk 1900-1907) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Symington, Evelyn Wadsworth, 1903-1972. Evelyn Wadsworth Symington collection of John Hay material, 1864-1905. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bigelow, John, 1817-1911. John Bigelow papers, 1839-1912. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948. Francis B. Loomis papers, 1897-1939. [microform]. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bunau-Varilla, Philippe, 1859-1940. Philippe Bunau-Varilla papers, 1877-1955 (bulk 1900-1907). Library of Congress
referencedIn Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948. Francis B. Loomis papers, 1897-1939. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Bigelow family papers, ca. 1843-1950, 1870-1920 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Bigelow papers, 1839-1912 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933. Papers, 1847-1933 Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Bigelow family. Bigelow family papers, ca. 1843-1950, bulk (1870-1920). New York Public Library System, NYPL
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Amador Guerrero, Manuel, 1833-1909 person
associatedWith Bigelow family family
associatedWith Bigelow family. family
correspondedWith Bigelow, John, 1817-1911 person
correspondedWith Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929 person
correspondedWith Eiffel, Gustave, 1832-1923 person
associatedWith Fletcher, William Glover, d. 1968. person
correspondedWith Gorgas, William Crawford, 1854-1920 person
correspondedWith Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904 person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932 person
correspondedWith Lesseps, Ferdinand de, 1805-1894 person
correspondedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 person
associatedWith Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948. person
associatedWith Panama. 1903 Nov. 18. corporateBody
associatedWith Panama. Treaties, etc. United States, 1903 November 18. corporateBody
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Symington, Evelyn Wadsworth, 1903-1972. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Nicaragua
United States
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama
United States
Subject
Diplomatic and consular service, Panamanian--United States
Diplomatic and consular service, Panamanian
Volcanoes
Canals, Interoceanic
Volcanoes--Nicaragua
Occupation
Diplomats--Panama
Engineers
Activity

Person

Birth 1859-07-26

Death 1940

French

English,

French

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