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Wichita State University
University Libraries
Special Collections
Wichita, KS 67260-0068


Nicaragua and Isthmian Canal Commission
Papers, 1899-1904

600 items


Walker, John G.
Papers, 1835-1907

The collection includes letters from Walker to his wife, Rebecca; Elizabeth P. Grimes (James Grimes' wife), H. W. Pickering, Joseph Henry, and Admiral David Porter. Topics included cover the James W. Grimes estate, Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, the Schley affair, and the Isthmian Canal Commission. Materials on Jesse James, the Younger brothers, and a bank robbery in Minnesota are also included.

Walker was an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy; secretary, then chairman of the Lighthouse Board; served as Chief of the Navigation Board; was a member of the Nicaragua Canal Commission; and president of the Isthmian Canal Commission.

4 feet

26 April 2002