John Bigelow papers, 1492-1936 (bulk 1866-1936).


Bigelow, John, 1854-1936. John Bigelow papers, 1492-1936 (bulk 1866-1936).

John Bigelow papers, 1492-1936 (bulk 1866-1936).

Correspondence, writings, research notes, photostatic copies of manuscripts in foreign archives, bibliographical material, pamphlets, clippings, maps, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to canals, especially the Panama Canal and Suez Canal. Includes material pertaining to the Nicaragua Canal, Tehuantepec Canal, Saint Lawrence Seaway, and canal tolls. Subjects include Robert E. Lee; the U.S. Constitution; American Revolution, especially the Saratoga Campain, N.Y., 1777; U.S. Civil War; Monroe Doctrine; expansion; military education, history, and policy; American foreign policy including relations with Great Britain; World War I; international law; early history of civilization; Egypt; and Latin America. Includes material pertaining to Bigelow's service in the Massachusett's Militia; an abstract from the diary of Bigelow's father, John Bigelow, relating to Panama (1886-1911); records of the Isthmian Canal Commission; and maps of the Old World and New World.

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