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Guide to the Naval History Society Collection
1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)
  MS 439

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Description is in English.

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Series 6. Charles Biddle (1835-1899; bulk 1835-1836)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter book of copies of letters to and from Charles Biddle (1787-1836), who was commissioned by President Andrew Jackson as an agent to seek information about a railroad across the Isthmus of Panama. Loose material in the volume also includes later newspaper clippings. Biddle is widely quoted as having dismissed the feasibility of a transisthmus canal, which was being considered at the time.

The volume is available on microfilm.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Letter book
1835-1836, 1894, 1899

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