Rowe, Hartley, papers
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Georgetown University Manuscripts
The Hartley Rowe papers document the life and works of Hartley Rowe, an American electrical engineer who worked for the Isthmian Canal Commission and the Panama Railroad Company in the early 20th century. The collection is organized into three series as detailed below. Series 1: Correspondence. More than 200 autograph letters from Hartley Rowe to his future wife Inez Oswald. The first set of letters was written by Rowe from Purdue University. Subsequently, in a large number of letters written from Panama, Rowe discusses at length personal issues and to some extent professional issues during his time with the Isthmian Canal Commission and the Panama Railroad Company. Arranged chronologically. Bulk dates: 1904-1908. Series 2: Photographs. Contains black-and-white photographs depicting scenes related to the Panama Railroad Company and the construction of the Panama Canal. Most of the photographs were taken by E.N. Nelson of Colon. The photographs date from 1910 to 1911. Arranged chronologically. Series 3: Reports. Contains typed and printed reports. As Hartley Rowe was an electrical engineer, some of the reports deal with electrical issues in Panama. Also includes coverage of scientific aspects of the Panama Canal. Arranged chronologically. Bulk dates: 1910 to 1919.
Date1904 - 192
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