Guide to T. B. Miskimon Papers


Collection Summary

Title: T. B. Miskimon Papers
Call Number: MS 86-5
Size: 2 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Books & Collections.
Processed by:

LMM, 1/30/1986; Reprocessed by JEF, 5/28/1998



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Content Note

The T. B. Miskimon papers contain letters dating from 1907 to 1910. Most of these letters were written by Miskimon to other officials of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Since Miskimon was employed as an inspector for the commission, his correspondence concerns incidents that occurred on the Isthmus regarding the conduct of everyday life and the work habits of the people employed or living there. He also describes the problems of non-construction activities at the site of the Canal between 1906 and 1911.


Administrative History

Not available.


Series Listing

Series 1

Box 1 FF 1-12

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1907.

Series 2

Box 1 FF 13-14

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Various People Associated with the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1907.

Series 3

Box 1 FF 15-30

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.

Series 4

Box 1 FF 31-34

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Major D. D. Gillard, Acting Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.

Series 5

Box 1 FF 35-36

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Lieutenant Colonel H. F. Hodges, Acting Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.

Series 6

Box 1 FF 37

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Mr. H. H. Rousseau, Head of Department of Building Construction, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.

Series 7

Box 1 FF 38

Various Letters to Different Employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.

Series 8

Box 1 FF 39

Miscellaneous Correspondence.

Series 9

Box 2 FF 1-21

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1909.

Series 10

Box 2 FF 22-45

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1910.

Series 11

Box 2 FF 46

Miscellaneous Correspondence from 1910.

Series 12

Box 2 FF 47

Miscellaneous Correspondence.

Series 13

Box 2 FF 48

Miscellaneous Papers from the Isthmian Canal Commission.

Series 14

Box 2 FF 49

Miscellaneous Typing Practice Papers.

 

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 -- Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1907.

     

Box 1

FF 1

Correspondence dated April 20, 1907 - May 3, 1907: April 20, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the Police Force of the Canal Zone, salaries and positions; April 24, 1907 - Correspondence concerns a roster (with letter) of the Canal Zone Police Force; April 24, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the illegal use of wood supplies by Corporal Lynch to build a closet in his house; April 25, 1907 - Correspondence deals with the problems at Ancon Camp No. 1; April 29, 1907 - Correspondence concerns a Mr. Rochel and his command of a police station and the trouble surrounding his command; May 3, 1907 - Letter concerns first-class Sergeant Dooley and his drunken conduct.

Box 1

FF 2

Correspondence dated May 8, 1907 - August 17, 1907: May 8, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the proposal to reorganize the police department; May 13, 1907 - Letter concerns the delivery of ice at Empire using Commissary books; May 14, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the delivery of ice to Marie Phillips, proprietor of the American Mess; May 23, 1907 - Correspondence concerns police officers who smoke on duty and the conduct of the train-guard for No. 6 and 7; July 5, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the illegal use of a hotel book between Mr. Tubby and Mr. DeBruce; August 17, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the violation of rules by a train engineer and conductor.

Box 1

FF 3

Correspondence dated August 17, 1907 - September 11, 1907: August 17, 1907 - Letter concerns a fire hazard at house No. 1046, mosquito oil and old boxes; August 17, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the gambling of the supervisor of L., Q., & S., Manning of Gorgona; August 19, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the gambling in previous letter; August 31, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the reputation of Mr. Charles Allen, supposedly living with a woman of ill repute; September 5, 1907 - Concerns the shortage of Wood Gatun; September 11, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the relationship between a Mr. Simons, a foreman, and Mr. Shafer.

Box 1

FF 4

Correspondence dated September 11, 1907 - September 28, 1907: September 11, 1907 - Correspondence concerns missing commissary books (two letters); September 11, 1907 - Correspondence concerns a possible "fencing" operation by a Mr. Succari, proprietor of the Empire Bazaar; September 11, 1907 - Correspondence concerns missing meal tickets (two letters); September 27, 1907 - Correspondence deals with two poker games using both money and meal tickets; September 28, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the dismissal of Joseph Arthur and his wife who was living illegally with another man.

Box 1

FF 5

Correspondence dated October 3, 1907 - October 11, 1907: October 3, 1907 - This letter concerns a dispute between Mr. W. Clark and Mr. Collins, Hotel Inspector; October 3, 1907 - Correspondence concerns a Mr. John Smyth, a steward of Link & Pen Mess; October 4, 1907 - This letter is about James Phillips who stole supplies from the painting department. His charge was lessened from grand larceny to petty larceny; October 7, 1907 - Correspondence concerns an incident between Clarence Honey and a corporal from the police department; October 10, 1907 - Correspondence is about the loss of a commissary book of H. F. Kildea; October 11, 1907 - This letter concerns Dr. Spates, Assistant Physician at Tabernilla, who takes his meals with the patients, thereby saving a meal ticket.

Box 1

FF 6

Correspondence dated October 14, 1907 - October 24, 1907: October 14, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the alleged attempt of bribery from Charles Henter of supervisor manning of the L. Q. & S.; October 14, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the use of old lumber, from a house owned by the U.S., by a Mr. Henry Murray; October 21, 1907 - This letter concerns a yardmaster, Boregard, and his conduct on the job as issued in a complaint by several engineers working under him; October 21, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the treatment of Spanish laborers during a brawl by police officers of the Culebra station; October 23, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the discharge of a Mr. Charles Singleton due to the immoral practice of keeping a boy around; October 24, 1907 - This letter concerns the living arrangements of a Mr. John Owens.

Box 1

FF 7

Correspondence dated October 21, 1907 - November 7, 1907: October 21, 1907 - This letter talks about women from the United States under the age of 20; October 24, 1907 - This letter deals with the dismissal of a Samuel Rotter from the police force; October 25, 1907 - Correspondence concerns allowing hospital patients passage on the train; October 30, 1907 - The letter deals with the wasting of signal and Kerosene oil at the I. C. C. Oil House at Magazine Empire; November 7, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the selling of Hotel Capons by Mr. Michael Moore.

Box 1

FF 8

Correspondence dated November 7, 1907 - November 8, 1907: November 7, 1907 - Correspondence is about the conduct of a Mr. M. J. Londory; November 8, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the conduct of a Mr. L. U. Cole, Foreman of Carpenters, and his running of a mess; November 8, 1907 - This letter concerns the possible pilfering of galvanized iron to build an illegal fence by a Mr. Dan Cameron; November 8, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the disciplining of Mr. T. A. Stahl for procuring a hotel ticket illegally; November 8, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the possible theft of a hotel coupon book by Mr. Orlando H. Bunting; November 8, 1907 - This letter concerns the lessening of charges against a Negro servant for stealing a turkey and a bottle of sauce.

Box 1

FF 9

Correspondence dated November 11, 1907 - November 25, 1907: November 11, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the breaking of an insulator by C. H. Lingo; November 19, 1907 - Concerns the use of building materials by Mr. Murray continuation of October 14th letter; November 19, 1907 - Letter concerns George Maitland being used as a cook when he is rates as a carpenter; November 21, 1907 - Correspondence deals with the supposed mistreatment of laborers by the police at Camp Beard; November 23, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the discharge of John Fiesil, pattern maker; November 25, 1907 - Correspondence concerns a complaint by a Mr. Saxton about his living quarters.

Box 1

FF 10

Correspondence dated November 25, 1907 - November 30, 1907: November 25, 1907 - This letter concerns the expense account of Mr. F. M. Powell, a chief, or traveling inspector; November 26, 1907 - Correspondence concerns of calling on the men (inviting them to some event) and them afterwards charging them for it; November 26, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the actions of the colored people while receiving their pay; November 26, 1907 - Letter tells about a Mr. Benjamin Goldenberg operating a money exchange from his living quarters; November 30, 1907 - Letter reports the conduct of police No. 23 named Walter; November 30, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the "private business" run by a clerk for the canal commission, Cochran.

Box 1

FF 11

Correspondence dated December 2, 1907 - December 7, 1907: December 2, 1907 - Correspondence deals with a complaint logged by L. H. Bradshaw (apparently a fictitious name) against the foreman of janitors, Joseph Chandler; December 2, 1907 - Letter is about an order issued by the Colonel concerning the leaving of any instrument in such a way that it will collect water; December 2, 1907 - Correspondence concerns letters lost from the post office; December 2, 1907 - Correspondence concerns a policeman, Berner, who rode a passenger train without paying his fare; December 4, 1907 - Continuation of the incident with officer Berner on passenger train No. 7; December 4, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the transfer of Edward Thorton from Parasio to Ancon then finally back to the States; December 6, 1907 - This letter concerns the cleaning up of I. C. C. hotels after banquets by different parties; December 7, 1907 - Correspondence tells about the marriage of Howard E. Megees and his work.

Box 1

FF 12

Correspondence dated August 17, 1907: August 17, 1907 - Correspondence concerns the disappearance of coffee from a shipment of the S. S. Ecuador.

 

Series 2 -- Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Various People Associated with the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1907.

     

Box 1

FF 13

Correspondence dated April 8, 1907 - December 17, 1907: April 8, 1907 - Letter from Miskimon about the police station at Tobernilla, to unknown; April 16, 1907 - Letter from Miskimon to unknown concerning the conduct of an officer Gray; October 25, 1907 - Letter from Miskimon to Hon. John Burke, manager commissaries, about the management of the commissary at Culebra; November 1, 1907 - Letter to Hon. John Burke from Miskimon about the manager of the commissary at Culebra; December 14, 1907 - Letter to Mr. H. H. Rousseau from Miskimon concerning the dismissal of John Nixon and the reasons behind the dismissal; December 17, 1907 - Letter to Miskimon from a Chief Clerk about information of the injury of Mr. Alexander Sharpe.

Box 1

FF 14

Correspondence dated December 14, 1907 - December 20, 1907: December 14, 1907 - Letter from Miskimon to Major D. D. Gillard, acting Chairman and Chief Engineer, regarding the arrest of first class policeman George Howard of Gorgona; December 14, 1907 - Letter to Major Gillard from Miskimon, concerning the granting of liquor licenses to Pascal Canaveggio (with statements); December 18, 1907 - Letter from Miskimon to H. H. Rousseau, head of Department of Municipal Engineering, concerning the injury of Alexander Sharpe; December 18, 1907 - Letter from Miskimon to D. D. Gillard concerning a commissary book issued to Miguel Caballo and its use by a Spanish boy; December 19, 1907 - Letter to D. D. Gillard from Miskimon regarding the conduct of Mr. Wiechers on his vacation leave; December 20, 1907 - Letter from Miskimon to H. H. Rousseau regarding the loaning of a commissary book to a Frenchwoman (the loaning of these books was against the rules).

 

Series 3 -- Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.

     

Box 1

FF 15

Correspondence dated March 4, 1908 - March 20, 1908: March 4, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the prohibition of taking leave on Costa Rica or any other tropical country; March 7, 1908 - Correspondence concerns Mr. R. G. Prescott, dismissed from the service, receiving fifty pounds of ice; March 10, 1908 - This letter is about the business venture of Mr. Arthur Curtis and its failure; March 10, 1908 - Correspondence mentions clipping from Boston Sun and resignation of Mr. Walsh; March 13, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the borrowing of money from a hotel proprietor, using a hotel book as collateral, by Mr. Stephen B. Stuart; March 13, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a trip taken to the sanitarium by Mr. and Mrs. Jewett possibly as a pleasure trip; March 18, 1908 - Correspondence deals with a shipment of switch points that never reach its destination; March 20, 1908 - This letter concerns the dismissal of first class Policeman Marshall A. Stokes.

Box 1

FF 16

Correspondence dated March 23, 1908 - April 2, 1908: March 23, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the half-rated ticket issued to Mr. William Grant; March 24, 1908 - This letter deals with the dismissal of Mr. Collins who was working as inspector for the department of L., Q., & S.; March 26, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the use of Government materials to build or repair housing; March 27, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the incident with Mr. Jewett taking leave at the sanitarium; March 28, 1908 - The letter deals with substituting workers on lay-over days; March 31, 1908 - Correspondence concerns an article in the Chronicle entitled "Immoral Americans on the Canal Zone" and Mr. Miskimon's investigation of the incidents; April 2, 1908 - This letter is regarding the stealing of dynamite and dynamite cartridges.

Box 1

FF 17

Correspondence dated April 4, 1908 - May 26, 1908: April 4, 1908 - This letter concerns the misconduct of Mr. L. R. Dennis; May 25, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a business run by a Mr. Kerr; May 25, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the use of Negro laborers to do after hours work for Mr. Rigney; May 26, 1908 - Statements from several people confirming the intoxicated state of Dr. Randall, superintendent of the sanitarium; May 26, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the employment and dismissal of Mr. Spencer.

Box 1

FF 18

Correspondence dated May 28, 1908 - June 6, 1908: May 28, 1908 - This letter concerns an incident between 1st-Class Policeman Armstead and Bradley and two Steam Shovel workers; June 1, 1908 - Correspondence is in regards to the conduct and work of a Mr. Mason, an engineer; June 2, 1908 - Correspondence concerns two commanding officers of police stations, Culebra and Empire, who rode horses into a saloon; June 3, 1908 - This letter is regarding a Philippino boy, Quan Vampero; June 3, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the work and conduct of Mr. Ranje; June 6, 1908 - This letter is regarding the dismissal of Edward B. Clark and a possible investigation of "The Canal Zone Band;" June 6, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a complaint from Edward B. Clark about the Cristobal Hotel.

Box 1

FF 19

Correspondence dated June 6, 1908 - June 24, 1908: June 6, 1908 - This letter deals with the transfer of a Mr. Tighe to another position due to his inability to get along with others; June 8, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the damage and payment for a screen on Mr. and Mrs. Penny's quarters; June 9, 1908 - This letter concerns a complaint lodged against Manuel Paradelo, Foreman of the Parasio and Pedro Miguel corrals, by two Spaniards working under him; June 17, 1908 - Letter is regarding the incident between two policemen and Ethelbert Gains and the latter's arrest; June 23, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the separation of a family due to mix up caused by the collector; June 23, 1908 - This letter is about a complaint lodged by a West Indian who they cannot identify; June 24, 1908 - Correspondence concerns an action taken against Muller & Company for not apparently having respect for the American flag.

Box 1

FF 20

Correspondence dated June 25, 1908 - July 7, 1908: June 25, 1908 - Letter refers to a complaint made against a watchman of Litchen No. 16; June 27, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a complaint lodged against a house of ill repute and its proprietress; June 29, 1908 - This letter concerns elections in San Carlos and two functions Obaldia and Arias; July 7, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a complaint made by Mr. Keller against a foreman Harris; July 7, 1908 - This letter refers to a complaint made by Rennal Baylie about quarters, but he denies writing the complaint.

Box 1

FF 21

Correspondence dated July 8, 1908 - July 11, 1908: July 8, 1908 - Correspondence concerns two complaints made, one by the Oakley's and one by the Bryant's dealing with the assignment of quarters; July 9, 1908 - Letter refers to oysters served at the Empire House which made about 50 or 60 people sick; July 11, 1908 - Correspondence is about the shortage of $895.20 at the Sanitary Department of Gatun.

Box 1

FF 22

Correspondence dated July 13, 1908 - July 18, 1908: July 13, 1908 - This letter refers to the conduct of two families, the Wilkie's and Doddy's; July 15, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the conduct of a collector; July 15, 1908 - Correspondence is about complaint lodged by Joseph Windsor against Mr. Suttle, planning mill superintendent; July 17, 1908 - Letter concerns an incident at Pier II in Cristobal where a young man was prevented from boarding a ship; July 18, 1908 - Correspondence concerns complaints made by Mrs. Dulop against sanitary Inspector Brady and his assistant Mr. Espey.

Box 1

FF 23

Correspondence dated July 21, 1908 - July 25, 1908: July 21, 1908 - Correspondence regards injuries sustained by a Mr. Charles J. Nelson; July 21, 1908 - Letter concerns the municipal election in Panama and Captain Shanton; July 24, 1908 - Letter is reference to a complaint made by Arthur Holmes and Harry P. Johnson; July 25, 1908 - Correspondence concerns two incidents, one the number of foreign carpenters compared to the number of American and the use of a boat by Assistant Engineer Smith for personal reasons both occurred at the Dry Dock in Cristobal.

Box 1

FF 24

Correspondence dated July 28, 1908 - August 8, 1908: July 28, 1908 - Letter concerns a policeman who is used as a bailiff at the Criminal Court in Cristobal; July 28, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the position of bailiff at Ancon, Empire, Gorgona, and Cristobal; July 30, 1908 - Letter is about obtaining cold-storage eatables at the Commissary and favoritism by the manager; August 1, 1908 - Correspondence concerning sick leave money due to Quaquin Avella; August 1, 1908 - Letter concerns the suicide of Charles A. Rose; August 6, 1908 - Correspondence is about the issuing of medicine by Dr. Randall; August 8, 1908 - Letter is regarding the non-payment of employees who are drunk at work.

Box 1

FF 25

Correspondence dated August 13, 1908 - August 22, 1908: August 13, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the conduct of Engineer Maher after the death of his child; August 14, 1908 - Letter concerns the possible non-use of meal tickets by unmarried men (unmarried must use meal tickets); August 17, 1908 - This letter is about men accumulating lay-over days for a vacation; August 18, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the suicide of Charles A. Rose and the rules regarding the visiting of prisoners after 12:00 a.m.; August 21, 1908 - Letter is in reference to the lining up at pay-cars by the workmen to receive their pay; August 22, 1908 - Correspondence is in regards to the checking in of men by the foreman to make sure they are at work on time and leave on time.

Box 1

FF 26

Correspondence dated August 25, 1908 - September 4, 1908: August 25, 1908 - Letter is regarding the cover up by a Mr. Adams of his men stealing crops and the beating of a Mr. Hamilton; September 4, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the stealing of $100 from a Mr. Smith's stateroom aboard a ship; September 4, 1908 - Correspondence is in reference to charges against a Mr. Arden brought by W. J. Murphy, Sanitary Inspector; September 4, 1908 - Letter is regarding the use of a government carriage for personal use; September 4, 1908 - Correspondence is concerning the use of carriages of the Public Works in Panama and Cristobal; September 4, 1908 - This letter is in regards to the suicide of Mr. Rose; September 4, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the complaints and conduct of Mr. and Mrs. Flanagan.

Box 1

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Correspondence dated September 6, 1908 - September 16, 1908: September 6, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the mixup of commissary books to pay for clothes; September 11, 1908 - Letter is in regards to the storage of dynamite in railroad cars; September 12, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the $100 stolen from Mr. Smith's room aboard a ship; September 14, 1908 - Letter is concerning the conduct of a Mr. Alexander; September 15, 1908 - Correspondence is in regards to the handling of purchasing tickets on the train after boarding opposed to before; September 16, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the number of men on payroll at Sanitary Department in Pedro Miguel; September 16, 1908 - This letter concerns the running of a business by a Mr. Farrel and his younger brother.

Box 1

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Correspondence dated September 16, 1908 - November 24, 1908: September 16, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the boarding of Spaniards in homes; September 17, 1908 - Letter is regarding the employment of W. O. Adams whose gang stole corn and sugar cane from Mr. Hamilton; September 17, 1908 - Letter is in reference to the low standards of a hotel in Las Cascades; September 17, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the boarding of Spaniards in married quarters at Buena Vista; September 18, 1908 - This letter is about the selling of shoes by Mr. Corlist and Mr. Lucy to the men under them; November 24, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the conduct of foreman Miller, foreman Brown and sub-foreman, Miret, in selling ice and taking money from the men to get a promotion (letter is incomplete); November 24, 1908 - Letter is regarding the regulations for the Barber shops in Commission buildings.

Box 1

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Correspondence dated December 8, 1908 - December 12, 1908: December 8, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the selling of off brand cigars made to look like an expensive brand sold in the commissaries; December 8, 1908 - Letter is in reference to the capturing of Brown and securing three witnesses; December 9, 1908 - Letter is regarding the sanitary regulation for the Barber shops; December 10, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding an incident in Culebra; December 10, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the conduct of foreman James Welsh on the job; December 12, 1908 - Letter is regarding the conduct of the West Family particularly the 14 year girl and the father.

Box 1

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Correspondence dated December 16, 1908 - December 28, 1908: December 16, 1908 - Letter is in reference to the neglecting of duty by officer Calvert in arresting a deserter; December 16, 1908 - Correspondence concerns foreman Brown who was going to trial for falsifying time; December 16, 1908 - Letter is in reference to an incident involving a black watchman and black policeman trying to quiet down a drunken white man; December 17, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the conduct of paint foreman Grey on the job; December 19, 1908 - Letter is regarding the conduct of several men on train #7 who were possibly drunk and disorderly; December 23, 1908 - Correspondence concerns an incident at Tobernilla involving Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Valentine; December 28, 1908 - This letter is about an organization of conductors who issue complaints about the way they are treated.

 

Series 4 -- Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Major D. D. Gillard, Acting Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.

     

Box 1

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Correspondence dated January 9, 1908 - January 18, 1908: January 9, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a dispute between Mrs. Weitz and Mr. Wyckoff, foreman of the ice wagon; January 13, 1908 - Letter is in reference to the misuse of commissary books at Tabernilla; January 13, 1908 - Correspondence regarding the taking away of scrap lumber; January 14, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the treatment A. L. Tudor received at the Empire Isthmian Canal Commission Hotel; January 14, 1908 - This letter concerns ice shipments to Juan Grande camp; January 18, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the transportation pass of Mrs. Cornwall and the dismissal of the ticket collector.

Box 1

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Correspondence dated January 18, 1908 - January 30, 1908: January 18, 1908 - Letter concerns the running of a saloon in Colon by employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission; January 20, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding an incident in La Boca involving a Miss Johnson; January 24, 1908 - Letter is in reference to a Mr. Bailey's house being broken into; January 29, 1908 - Correspondence is about the handling of customers at the Pedro Miguel Commissary; January 30, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the comings and goings of prostitutes on train in the Canal Zone; January 30, 1908 - This letter is about a store keeper, Mac Thomas, who was smoking in a non-smoking area; January 30, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding a complaint made by a William Clause against his foreman and general foreman.

Box 1

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Correspondence dated February 1, 1908 - February 14, 1908: February 1, 1908 - The letter is in regard to the possible dismissal of the collector on train #4; February 5, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a bunch of discarded wire screening; February 5, 1908 - This letter is about the illegal use of commissary books and goods by Clarence Barnes and U. Holan; February 5, 1908 - Correspondence is about the refusal of a mail clerk to place an injured man in his mail car; February 5, 1908 - This letter is in reference to a prize fighter who is employed by the Isthmian Canal Commission; February 11, 1908 - Letter is about the loss of 1125 feet of hose and six nozzles that the P. R. R. paid for; February 14, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a bunch of discarded wire screening which was disposed of on request of the Sanitation Department; February 14, 1908 - This letter is in regard to the collector who did not get up at several stops.

Box 1

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Correspondence dated February 18, 1908 - February 27, 1908: February 18, 1908 - Correspondence concerns an employee of the Isthmian Canal Commission who bought a business man lunch at an Isthmian Canal Commission hotel; February 18, 1908 - Letter is regarding a complaint filed against a pattern shop in Gorgona; February 20, 1908 - Letter is in reference to irregularities in the Sanitary Department; February 20, 1908 - Correspondence is about a foreman Koehler who left his work before it was time to leave to go play billiards; February 20, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the alleged dismissal of Thomas Farrington, a colored telephone messenger; February 20, 1908 - Letter is regarding the trading of ice for soda water by O. H. Lohman; February 24, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the accidental discharge of a shotgun by A. B. Clardy; February 26, 1908 - This letter is in regards to the delivery of ice to M. Pascal and Remigo Dutary; February 26, 1908 - Correspondence is about the delivery of commissaries and ice at Panama; February 26, 1908 - This letter concerns the purchasing of commissaries by a Panamanian woman of a book issued to T. Wright; February 27, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a complaint made by Mrs. Rose about gambling in the bachelors quarters and the showing of indecent pictures to her daughter.

 

Series 5 -- Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Lieutenant Colonel H. F. Hodges, Acting Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.

     

Box 1

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Correspondence dated September 21, 1908 - October 19, 1908: September 21, 1908 - Correspondence is in reference to the arresting of three men on a P. R. R. Freighter; September 26, 1908 - Letter is regarding the conduct of a Mr. Evans in response to a Mr. Moore whom he did not want rooming with him; September 30, 1908 - This letter concerns a young clerk, Reginald Hilton, who mislaid a request form and it fell into someone else's hands; October 8, 1908 - This letter is about the comings and goings of Neil M. Gamble; October 10, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the conduct of school children riding on the train to and from school; October 10, 1908 - This letter is regarding a policeman in full uniform getting drunk while aboard passenger train #7; October 12, 1908 - Correspondence is in reference to the engineer of train #29 (P. R. R.) and his dangerous driving of the train; October 19, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the conduct of a colored messenger boy.

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Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Lieutenant Colonel H. F. Hodges, Acting Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated October 21, 1908 - November 16, 1908: October 21, 1908 - Correspondence is about the disorderly conduct of a Mr. Nottage and his dismissal; October 23, 1908 - Correspondence is in reference to the conduct of Vega and Castro; November 4, 1908 - This letter is in reference to a complaint made against Mr. Bromley by Dr. Macey; November 6, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the shifting of Mr. Montaque's job by his foreman because he was not able to do the work; November 12, 1908 - Letter is regarding blasting near passenger trains; November 12, 1908 - Correspondence is in reference to the giving of credit to employees who have run out of meal tickets; November 16, 1908 - Letter concerns the use of horse and carriages by the Quartermasters and Sanitary Departments.

 

Series 6 -- Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Mr. H. H. Rousseau, Head of Department of Building Construction, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.
     

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Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Mr. H. H. Rousseau, Head of Department of Building Construction, Isthmian Canal Commission dated January 7, 1908 - November 7, 1908: January 7, 1908 - Correspondence concerns a complaint made by Superintendent Daly about the larceny of material at Buena Vista; January 7, 1908 - This letter is regarding the running of a restaurant near the engine house at Tabernilla; March 5, 1908 - Correspondence is regarding the partnership of Remigie Dutary and Juan Grande and the receiving office from the commissary; March 5, 1908 - Letter is about a complaint issued by John Hall, a trouble maker, against the people he worked with at Mt. Hope Storehouse; March 16, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the conduct of J. C. Luedke and his daughter; March 28, 1908 - This letter concerns the conduct of General Foreman O'Brien; June 23, 1908 - Correspondence is in regards to the discharge of Mr. George Blenman by Mr. Miller; October 5, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the departure to the States by Mr. Hanford; October 29, 1908 - This letter is about the departure of Robert Y. Loving to the States; October 30, 1908 - Correspondence concerns the re-employment of a Mr. Kerchival under an assumed name; November 7, 1908 - This letter is in regard to the death of a former Isthmian Canal Commission employee killed by a train.

 

Series 7 -- Various Letters by T. B. Miskimon to Different Employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1908.

     

Box 1

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Various letters dated February 21, 1908 - October 28, 1908: February 21, 1908 - Correspondence to Mr. Jackson Smith, Manager, Department of Labor, Quarters and Subsistence, about whether or not H. G. Dennis is married to a woman brought from the States by his brother; February 24, 1908 - Correspondence to Mr. Jackson Smith about the incident of February 21, 1908; February 29, 1908 - Letter to Mr. Brooks about Mr. Harrington doing outside work on Isthmian Canal Commission time; August 10, 1908 - Letter to Mr. May about whether or not a Mr. Moak was drunk on duty; September 12, 1908 - Letter to Mr. De Purton concerning the involvement in arresting Mr. Nix for building a stand with supposedly no permit; September 22, 1908 - Letter to Mr. De Purton concerning the death of Mr. Rose and the incidents leading up to his death; October 13, 1908 - Letter to Mr. De Purton concerning an explosion at Mindi; October 19, 1908 - Letter to Mr. May concerning an incident on a train at Las Cascades when a passenger refused to pay fare; October 28, 1908 - Letter to Mr. May regarding the termination of employment of Mr. Goudin for poor workmanship and attitude.

 

Series 8 -- Miscellaneous Correspondence.

     

Box 1

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Miscellaneous Correspondence dated January 3, 1908 - July 20, 1908: January 3, 1908 - Letter to T. B. Miskimon from Gale B. Brown about Brown's reinstatement to his original position; February 14, 1908 - This letter is addressed to Major D. D. Gillard concerning a poker and a craps game played on the P. R. R. S. S. "Finance;" July 11, 1908 - A letter to T. B. Miskimon from Sergeant No. 3, Z. P. about the police records of John H. Wilkie and William F. Doody; July 20, 1908 - A letter to T. B. Miskimon from W. H. Brady about government work; No date - A letter to Colonel Goethals from T. B. Miskimon about the arrest of Edward A. Brow upon his return to the Isthmus; No date - A letter concerning a crowd at a boat dock charged with disorderly conduct.

 

Series 9 -- Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1909.

     

Box 2

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Correspondence dated January 4, 1909 - January 15, 1909: January 4, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Brow, a foreman who falsified time books at Tabernilla; January 6, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Scrieber a steward at Gatun Hotel who wants to see a remark made by District Judge Brown; January 7, 1909 - Correspondence concerns a possible investigation of an action taken by a Mr. Waltman; January 7, 1909 - Correspondence concerns some books given or taken by women of "ill-repute;" January 12, 1909 - Correspondence concerns a complaint made by Mr. Gibbs against Mr. Heisy; January 15, 1909 - Correspondence concerns accusations made against Inspector Miskimon saying he was showing favoritism.

Box 2

FF 2

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated January 16, 1909 - January 23, 1909: January 16, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the use of passes without authority by Mr. Wickham; January 16, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the unusual resignation of officers Jussen; January 19, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Coyle's filing for citizenship; January 19, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the conduct and attitude of Mr. Austin on the job; January 21, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Policeman Lechler making false statements against Inspector Miskimon; January 23, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the arrest for De Long and another incident that occurred on engine #204 in which the conductor did not make a report.

Box 2

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Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated January 23, 1909 - February 11, 1909: January 23, 1909 - Correspondence concerns a store that is possibly owned by an employee of the Isthmian Canal Commission Engineer Farrell; January 23, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Peppers and his continual complaining and writing of complaints about trivial matters; January 30, 1909 - Correspondence concerns two con-men George E. Zackular and C. F. Madden who came to the Isthmus from the States; February 3, 1909 - Correspondence concerns abusive language used by Mr. Mara against Dr. Williams; February 3, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the marriage of the Nortons and their subsequent divorce; February 11, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the inability to pay debts off by Mr. Fogg and Mr. Ham.

Box 2

FF 4

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated February 15, 1909 - March 4, 1909: February 15, 1909 - Correspondence concerns a woman of "ill-repute" who is threatening her husband with his job if he doesn't send her money; February 18, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the drinking of General Yardmaster Luther; February 19, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the checking of the yardmasters time books by the time inspector; February 20, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Norton and the support he is to pay for his wife while she is living with her sister; February 20, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Norton's living arrangements; March 4, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the alleged accusations that Mr. Bozeman was loafing off on duty by Mr. Rogow.

Box 2

FF 5

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated March 9, 1909 - March 13, 1909: March 9, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Norton and the support he is to be paying his wife and the misrepresentation to the inspector; March 9, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the misuse of commissary books by men involved in setting up a mess, the venture was not a legal one; March 11, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the boarding of Isthmian Canal Commission employees in homes of other employees that are not of their immediate family; March 13, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the physical health of Mr. Bolton and his ability to work; March 13, 1909 - Correspondence concerns two inspectors who wanted to get two foremen for a floating gang in trouble; March 13, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Norton paying for the medical bills of his wife.

Box 2

FF 6

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated March 13, 1909 - March 23, 1909: March 13, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the circumstances behind Mr. Norton's wife leaving him; March 15, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the shortage of $1600.00 from the women's department at the Commissary at Cristobal; March 19, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the taxing of buildings, that are not the same in value, the same amount; March 23, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the returning of an extra passbook issued to Mr. Rakatsky by his foreman Edwald; March 23, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the use of railroad ties to erect buildings; March 23, 1909 - Correspondence concerns complying with building codes on the Isthmus.

Box 2

FF 7

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated March 31, 1909 - April 8, 1909: March 31, 1909 - Correspondence concerns boarders at commission quarters by Mr. Browning; March 31, 1909 - Correspondence concerns a book stolen from Mr. John Long; March 31, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Heiser who ran away with the wife of Mr. Seebt; April 5, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Raphael Dominques who, while in band uniform, sat with a woman of ill-repute on a train; April 7, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the incident with Mr. Bozeman and Mr. Rogow when Mr. Rogow allegedly saw Mr. Bozeman loafing off; April 8, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the meal tickets taken from Mr. Long which wound up in the possession of Mr. Kidd.

Box 2

FF 8

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated April 17, 1909 - April 29, 1909: April 17, 1909 - Correspondence concerns foreman Van Scriber who borrowed money from employees under him and failed to repay them; April 20, 1909 - Correspondence concerns a complaint made by a collector on a train against two men, Burrell and White; April 23, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the dismissal of P. M. Scanlin from the subsistence department on the grounds that he was taking items without paying for them; April 26, 1909 - Correspondence concerns a passenger on train #30 who was making a speech on the train at the annoyance of ladies; April 28, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Norton and his support he refuses to pay to his wife; April 29, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Fogg who didn't send a hospital payment for his wife.

Box 2

FF 9

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated May 8, 1909 - July 9, 1909: May 8, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the dismissal of Arthur A. Forde and his re-employment as a policeman; May 11, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the handling of prisoners whether or not superior officers gave orders to whip the prisoners (the police station at Empire?); May 13, 1909 - Correspondence concerns two women who made a complaint against Mr. Hill and his wife because she is a native of Ecuador; May 13, 1909 - This memorandum deals with the taxation of property in "New Gatun;" July 9, 1909 - This correspondence deals with the assessment of property values for taxing purposes (same incident as above memo); July 9, 1909 - This letter is in regards to Mr. Ganzkow and his job performance with the division of Floating Equipment.

Box 2

FF 10

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated July 12, 1909 - July 26, 1909: July 12, 1909 - This letter concerns a charge brought against a foreman by a Mr. Lopez. The charge was borrowing money from employees under him; July 14, 1909 - This letter concerns a foreman, Mr. Brarnham, who ordered one of his men, Mr. Brown, to make some frames for him on commission time; July 15, 1909 - Correspondence is in regards to Mrs. Cooper and Mr. Wm. O'Neill who were seeing each other, the man staying overnight; July 17, 1909 - This letter concerns the running of the dining room at a hotel in Cristobal; July 21, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Lon B. Swearengen and his arrival back to the Isthmus with a woman other than his wife; July 26, 1909 - This letter is about the selling of hotel books by Mr. Hertz and Mr. Callahan and then keeping both the money put up for the books and the books themselves.

Box 2

FF 11

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated July 30, 1909 - August 7, 1909: July 30, 1909 - This letter concerns an incident between Mr. Sellman, a colored hostler, and the District Quartermaster, Mr. Smith, about the cleaning up of Mr. Sellman's living quarters; July 31, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the alleged improper use of commissary books by two brothers, Mr. John Balderach and Mr. Alfred Balderach; August 5, 1909 - Correspondence concerns trainman Bert Amlaw and his leave papers, his transfer, and his lay-off for refusal to acknowledge the transfer; August 6, 1909 - This letter is about complaints made against Foreman Gonzales by two of his employees, Mr. Cabeza and Mr. Calsa; August 7, 1909 - Correspondence is in regards to a conversation between T. G. DeMell and Harry E. Speicher concerning the publishing of the Steam Shovel Record.

Box 2

FF 12

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated August 12, 1909 - August 30, 1909: August 12, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Foreman Mitchell and an incident between one of his men, Antonia Garcia, who stopped working a few minutes before the lunch whistle blew; August 14, 1909 - This letter is about a complaint made against Mr. C. Benjamin by W. T. Turner concerning the stealing of brass to make ornaments. This complaint could have possibly arisen due to Mr. Turner and Mr. Baily competing for the affection of Ms. Benjamin; August 18, 1909 - This letter is in regard to the trial of Mr. Allen and an incident in which he was drunk and disorderly; August 23, 1909 - This letter is about Mr. Johnson and whether or not he allows gambling to go on in the quarters and is paid for keeping quiet; August 24, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. O'Neill and his conduct with a Jamaican woman who is married; August 30, 1909 - This letter is in regard to a complaint made by Mr. Gonzales concerning an incident where his men were supposedly given an extra hour's work by him.

Box 2

FF 13

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated September 3, 1909 - September 18, 1909: September 3, 1909 - Correspondence is in reference to the trains of the P. R. R. not using their whistles at railroad crossings; September 3, 1909 - This letter is in regard to a non-employee who used a half rate request for fare on a P. R. R. train; September 4, 1909 - This letter concerns people who are left while waiting to buy tickets for train #3 at Colon and a solution to that problem; September 15, 1909 - Correspondence is about a complaint made by Mr. Cooper against Mr. O'Neill because Mr. O'Neill is seeing his wife. Mr. O'Neill subsequently lost his job from this complaint; September 18, 1909 - This letter is in reference to Gilberto Gonzalez who lost his job for "padding time."

Box 2

FF 14

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated September 21, 1909 - October 13, 1909: September 21, 1909 - Correspondence concerns a Mr. Shaw who used a fictitious name (Mr. Schourup) to gain employment from the Isthmian Canal Commission; September 24, 1909 - This letter is about the condition at a camp in Gatun; September 27, 1909 - Correspondence is in reference to a complaint made by a man named Herbert against two men who are allegedly using Isthmian Canal Commission materials to construct their houses; September 29, 1909 - This letter is about a complaint made by Jose Silva (no record of a man by this name working for this particular foreman) against a foreman; September 30, 1909 - This letter is in reference to a mess run in the home of Dr. Brumley by five men employed in the Isthmian Canal Commission; October 7, 1909 - Correspondence concerns an accident on a boat while it was dumping; October 13, 1909 - This letter concerns the conduct of Mrs. Mayott and her sister Mrs. Thonet.

Box 2

FF 15

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated October 15, 1909 - October 27, 1909: October 15, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the accepting of money by Mr. Lewis from parties who handed building plans to be submitted to the Division Engineer; October 15, 1909 - This letter is about the construction of buildings using discarded Isthmian Canal Commission material by Mr. Craig and Mr. Coronis after a circular had been posted prohibiting the use of such material; October 16, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the acceptance of favors by an inspector of the P. R. R., T. H. Warner; October 20, 1909 - This letter refers to an incident involving Mr. Marshall and three children. Mr. Marshall states that he was trying to get the boy to let the girl go so she could get home on time. Mr. Miskimon feels he did this so that he could become "friendly" with the girl; October 26, 1909 - Correspondence is regarding the misuse of commissary books by S. Snaps and a woman named Petroli; October 27, 1909 - This letter is in reference to an incident between a foreman, Mr. Lombard, and an inspector, Mr. Gilson, in which Mr. Lombard eventually hit Mr. Gilson.

Box 2

FF 16

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated October 29, 1909 - November 11, 1909: October 29, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the use of a wagon of the Quartermasters Department to go back and forth to the Commissary; October 30, 1909 - This letter refers to an incident in which Mr. Loulan called two women "bitches," Mrs. Tow and Mrs. Dawson; November 6, 1909 - This letter is about Mr. Suddarth, who is buying commissary goods for a woman named Petroli and a woman at the commissary who tipped Mr. Suddarth off; November 8, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Otto Hammel who has come back from Brazil to the Zone and told Mr. Miskimon about the work in Brazil; November 9, 1909 - This letter is in reference to an incident between Mr. Vinning and a waiter named Nick. Mr. Vinning accused the waiter of not bringing him any lettuce; November 11, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the cashing of a paycheck by the wrong employee.

Box 2

FF 17

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated November 13, 1909 - November 15, 1909: November 13, 1909 - This letter concerns a clipping from the Star and Herald to be sent to Major Wilson; November 15, 1909 - Statements from employees of a bakery about an investigation of Mr. Smith who allegedly collected money fraudulently from some of the employees.

Box 2

FF 18

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated November 24, 1909 - November 29, 1909: November 24, 1909 - This correspondence is in regard to the statements and investigation at the bakery regarding the fraudulent collection of money by Mr. Smith, some mention of "Barbadian Mafia;" November 26, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the holding of marriage quarters by D. R. Crowley who is not entitled to them; November 26, 1909 - This letter is in regard to eight students who attend high school in Cristobal; November 26, 1909 - This letter concerns two men who live in Culebra but take a train to their jobs in Gorgona, refusing to reside there; November 27, 1909 - This letter is in reference to a possible strike of the conductors prompted by the B. L. E. (Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers); November 29, 1909 - Correspondence concerns two women who came from the U.S. and were "entertained" by two men.

Box 2

FF 19

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated December 8, 1909 - December 16, 1909: December 8, 1909 - Correspondence concerns two employees of the disbursing office who were thought to have used company time for personal matters; December 8, 1909 - This letter is in reference to the force of watchmen and inspectors under the chief inspector of the Panama Railroad and the possibility of combining the inspector's position with Mr. Miskimon's position; December 10, 1909 - This letter concerns a watchman of a camp who was taking money from the women of the camp; December 13, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the borrowing of money from men under men by a foreman named Napoleon; December 13, 1909 - Correspondence is in regards to an extra shipment of ice being delivered to Mr. Rochell; December 16, 1909 - This letter concerns a hotel book that was lost either by the messenger or the field clerk, Mr. Tarbot.

Box 2

FF 20

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated December 18, 1909 - December 29, 1909: December 18, 1909 - Correspondence concerns the showers at the Cunette Camp which were left on while no one was using them; December 18, 1909 - This letter concerns the shaving off of time with pay by the foreman due to rain; December 20, 1909 - This letter is in reference to members of the Marine Corps who were begging for money in Panama for cocaine; December 21, 1909 - Correspondence concerns General Foreman Lewis who would take money from people who submitted building plans after he corrected them; December 28, 1909 - This letter is regarding the collecting of money from individuals to be given to Mr. or Mrs. Storm to help them with a special need; December 29, 1909 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Lewis who was taking money for correcting building plans (statements of individuals involved).

Box 2

FF 21

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated January 12, 1909 - December 15, 1909: January 12, 1909 - Letter to Mr. May concerning the dismissal of Mr. Elliott and his re-employment; February 1, 1909 - Letter to Mr. De Purton concerning the conduct of two employees, Davis and Dorman, on a train while they were on suspended leave; March 10, 1909 - Letter to Mr. May regarding the quarters of Mr. Norton after his wife left him; March 10, 1909 - Letter to Mr. May concerning remarks made against the Colon Hospital; May 7, 1909 - Letter to Mr. May regarding Mr. Haughton and the charge brought against him for petty larceny; October 16, 1909 - This is a letter to Mr. Miskimon from X. M. Culbertson concerning a complaint made against Culbertson for being intoxicated; October 18, 1909 - This is Mr. Miskimon's reply to Mr. Culbertson's letter in which he states that he didn't see Mr. Culbertson intoxicated; October 25, 1909 - This is a list of goods bought by S. Swap, #82004; December 8, 1909 - This is a letter to Mr. De Purton concerning the force of watchmen and inspectors under the chief inspector of the Panama Railroad; December 15, 1909 - This is a letter to Mr. Rousseau from Mr. Miskimon concerning a shipment of Bibles onto the Isthmus; No date - Memo to Colonel concerning a man who worked for the B. of L. E. and is "the meanest kind of agitators;" No date - Memo to Colonel Hodges concerning the attempted removal of Mr. Marstrand by some inspectors.

 

Series 10 -- Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission, 1910.

     

Box 2

FF 22

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated January 6, 1910 - January 13, 1910: January 6, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the number of people on staff for the treasurer of the canal zone; January 10, 1910 - This letter concerns Mr. Crichton who took some condemned material and made chairs out of them. Mr. Hoskins made a complaint against Mr. Crichton for doing so (this complaint is believed to stem from a dislike between the two men); January 10, 1910 - This letter is in regards to a check and a key found in Panama; January 10, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the firing of a gun by officer Boyd to stop a prisoner from running; January 12, 1910 - Correspondence is about a confrontation with Allenby, an employee of the commissary, and Mr. Woodard; January 13, 1910 - This letter concerns whether or not a north bound train used a switch.

Box 2

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Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated January 13, 1910 - January 20, 1910: January 13, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the punishment of a prisoner, Louis Alvarez; January 14, 1910 - This letter is about the discharge of Mr. Fitzgerald and his re-employment in the Mechanical Division; January 15, 1910 - This letter is in reference to Henry DeNorbrieger and a complaint made against him by Mr. Swain. The complaint dealt with DeNorbrieger living in I. C. C. quarters while he was not an I. C. C. employee; January 16, 1910 - Correspondence concerns a Mr. Campbell who took indecent liberties with a 9 year old girl and a 10 year old girl; January 16, 1910 - This letter is in regard to a meeting to be held by the Isthmian Branch of the B. of L. E. (a union?); January 19, 1910 - Correspondence concerns two incidents; the first was the taking of goods by the manager of a commissary, the second was the stealing of two pies by John Kitchen; January 20, 1910 - This letter is in regards to the possible misuse of commissary books by tug captain Thompson (some statements also).

Box 2

FF 24

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated January 22, 1910 - January 27, 1910: January 22, 1910 - Correspondence concerns some gossip Mr. Miskimon heard about favoritism by a foreman of the Engineers; January 22, 1910 - This letter concerns a Seven Day-Adventist group on the Isthmus; January 25, 1910 - This correspondence is in reference to the firing of Mr. Hoffman and the laying of templets by the machinists; January 26, 1910 - Correspondence concerns a former employee, Corporal Johannes T. Jensen, who was sentenced to 1½ years in Sing Sing prison; January 26, 1910 - This letter is about Mr. T. J. Burns who Mr. Miskimon believes is "demented;" January 27, 1910 - Correspondence concerns trains passing stations while passenger trains are standing at the stations.

Box 2

FF 25

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated January 27, 1910 - February 4, 1910: January 27, 1910 - This letter is about school children riding on trains to and from Colon; January 28, 1910 - Correspondence is in regards to Dr. Watson in the Gatun Dispensary and his treatment of patients; January 29, 1910 - This letter is in reference to the paying of full rate to ship corn by Mr. Duncan; January 29, 1910 - Correspondence is regarding the incident at the bakery in which several employees tried to shake down men for money; January 31, 1910 - This letter is about Mr. Culman and his misuse of a half rate fare ticket for the train; February 4, 1910 - This letter is in reference to Mr. Raven, who left the job while he was supposed to be working.

Box 2

FF 26

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated February 4, 1910 - February 18, 1910: February 4, 1910 - Correspondence concerns an anonymous complaint made against irregularities of work on merchant vessels, irregularities at the Panama Brewing Company, and outside work done by a "Negro" in the shop; February 10, 1910 - Correspondence is regarding a complaint made against a watchman for not assigning quarters properly; February 10, 1910 - This letter is about Mr. Brady and his assistant Mr. Pickels and their conduct and usefulness on the job; February 11, 1910 - This letter concerns gossip heard by Mr. O'Neil told to him by Mr. Burnham; February 17, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the burning of condemned native boats; February 18, 1910 - This letter is in reference to an anonymous letter written making a complaint against Mr. Hill, general foreman of drills.

Box 2

FF 27

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated February 19, 1910 - March 3, 1910: February 19,1910 - Correspondence is about a motor-car shed placed below the sewer line, this was done with the knowledge of the general foreman of municipal work; February 23, 1910 - This letter is about a brewery that was to be bought by two Drs. Perry and Deeks, but they were "stung" and could not buy the establishment; February 24, 1910 - This correspondence is about the organization of the Police stations on a business basis; March 1, 1910 - This letter is in reference to the possibility of the Engineers on the S. S. Shovel starting trouble if they were not granted requests; March 2, 1910 - This correspondence is regarding the handling of clothes by Mr. Sine, the chief Time Inspector; March 3, 1910 - This letter is about the reorganization of the Police stations on a business basis.

Box 2

FF 28

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated March 5, 1910 - March 16, 1910: March 5, 1910 - Correspondence concerns M. G. Husband who was suspended for five days against the wishes of his foreman who wanted him discharged; March 5, 1910 - This letter is in reference to a complaint made against the Atkins family; March 9, 1910 - Correspondence concerns a claim for compensation to Mr. Fred Ricketts for an accident in which his foot was cut off by a train; March 15, 1910 - This letter is about the misuse of a transportation contract by a man named Aaron Murrell; March 16, 1910 - Correspondence is about sexual proposition made to a woman by Judge Gudger; March 16, 1910 - This letter is in reference to a complaint made against the Disbursing Office by Felix Porter.

Box 2

FF 29

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated March 17, 1910 - March 24, 1910: March 17, 1910 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Joe Davis and a woman of "ill-repute" who was supposedly his wife from Savannah, Georgia; March 18, 1910 - This letter is in regards to an order issued that colored men must take off their hats before being served at the commissary; March 22, 1910 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Davis who was found guilty and paid a fine he also spent time in jail; March 24, 1910 - This letter is in regards to Mr. Fitch and his gossiping about his appointment as Master of Transportation; March 24, 1910 - This letter is about the witnessing of signing for hotel and commissary books; March 24, 1910 - Correspondence is about Mr. Jos. H. Higgins who had some trouble with commissary books.

Box 2

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Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated March 26, 1910 - April 6, 1910: March 26, 1910 - This letter is in reference to a complaint made against Mrs. Tucker by Mrs. Sessions for using "spiteful, slightin, and disagreeable language;" March 30, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the beating of a prisoner, Manuel Goray, by policeman John Z. Yearwood; April 1, 1910 - This letter is about the misuse of ice at a hotel; April 4, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the serving of alcoholic beverages to non I. C. C. employees; April 5, 1910 - This letter concerns a dispute between Mr. Evans and Mr. Miller in which one accused the other of calling another man's wife a prostitute; April 6, 1910 - This letter is in reference to letters sent to the police department concerning supposed illegal activities by another policeman.

Box 2

FF 31

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated April 6, 1910 - April 18, 1910: April 6, 1910 - Correspondence concerns a yelling match between a chief steward and engineer Burrows; April 7, 1910 - This letter is about the incidents leading up to the arrest of Mr. Ross and Mr. White for drunken misconduct; April 9, 1910 - This correspondence is about a letter written by Hugh M. Vehlo; it describes the severe diseases and pay; April 9, 1910 - Correspondence concerns a horseback rider taken by Captain Corning, Mrs. Otis and Mrs. Bromley; April 11, 1910 - This letter is regarding the placement of garbage cans in front of a building instead of in the back. This problem was corrected by the Sanitary Inspector upon his return; April 18, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the amount paid for passage to and from Porto Bello.

Box 2

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Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated April 21, 1910 - April 28, 1910: April 21, 1910 - Correspondence is about an article from the Canal Record about The Clubhouse; April 21, 1910 - This letter is regarding the actions of Judge Gudger and his invitation to a married woman to visit him after his wife left. She never showed up so now he has switched his affections to another woman, Mrs. Murray; April 21, 1910 - Correspondence is about the locomotive engineers in Costa Rica who are mostly English; April 23, 1910 - This letter is in regards to the reduction of forces, whether or not seniority should be considered above all else; April 28, 1910 - Correspondence is about "just arrived" Greeks who were paying their own way to return to work on the Isthmus; April 28, 1910 - This letter concerns the letting go of Mr. Fitter even though he had more seniority than some of those who were kept.

Box 2

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Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated April 28, 1910 - May 7, 1910: April 28, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the "negros" who quit pouring concrete when their wages reduced. After they quit, Spanish workers took over the job; April 29, 1910 - This letter is in reference to the Y.M.C.A. in Porto Bello; April 30, 1910 - Correspondence concerns a police matter in which a man was arrested and Mr. Miskimon is looking into the matter; May 5, 1910 - This letter is about Mr. Crawford who was taken into custody when he would not give his name and place of employment to the police (there are statements along with this letter); May 5, 1910 - This letter concerns an incident between a black shovel worker and an inspector who was white, they were both suspended for 15 days; May 7, 1910 - Correspondence is regarding two suits lost by the P. R. R. which belonged to Mr. Conner.

Box 2

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Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated May 7, 1910 - May 19, 1910: May 7, 1910 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Kuehnle and his gambling debts; May 10, 1910 - This letter concerns a scam run by Mr. Ruben involving the processing of soda water and "essence;" May 12, 1910 - This letter is about engineer Hoobler who had a rubber stamp made with the signature of Colonel Goethals so that he could forge a letter; May 14, 1910 - Correspondence is about the assigning of quarters to Mr. and Mrs. Parrott; May 16, 1910 - Correspondence is about the locomotive engineers and whether or not there would be a 60 percent walkout on the job if called on by the organization; May 19, 1910 - This letter is regarding Mr. Peter Fitter who was dismissed and is still living in I. C. C. quarters.

Box 2

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Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated May 20, 1910 - June 4, 1910: May 20, 1910 - This letter is about a complaint made by Mr. and Mrs. Mara against Mr. and Mrs. Erickson concerning their black cook; May 21, 1910 - This letter is regarding the quality and quantity of food served at a hotel; May 21, 1910 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Koehler who married the supposed widow of Mr. Davis. After being married 21 years Mr. Davis surfaces and is trying to "claim" his wife; May 23, 1910 - Correspondence is about a complaint made by Mr. Harlan concerning his treatment while he was hospitalized; May 27, 1910 - Correspondence is about a clerk, Arnold Williams, who took some pictures of a nude woman and sold them (letter to Mr. Tolliver concerning same incident); June 4, 1910 - This letter is about the absence of Mr. Calligan on the job because of sickness.

Box 2

FF 36

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated July 25, 1910 - August 4, 1910: July 25, 1910 - Correspondence is about a subpoena issued to Mr. O'Neil concerning charges dealing with Mrs. Cooper; July 25, 1910 - This letter is about a refusal of a license to Mr. Rome by the district judge and the police; July 26, 1910 - This letter is regarding the service etc. on the steamship Ancon (Note: letter is torn); July 30, 1910 - Correspondence is about a grievance from the order of B. of L. E. regarding overtime; August 1, 1910 - This letter concerns the use of crude oil and larvicide by the sanitation inspector at San Pablo; August 4, 1910 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Garamendi who was found asleep while on duty.

Box 2

FF 37

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated August 6, 1910 - August 16, 1910: August 6, 1910 - This letter is about the running of labor trains (passenger trains for employees); August 6, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the holding of Mr. Westcott responsible for complaints made by the B. of L. E.; August 9, 1910 - Correspondence is concerned with an incident between Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Mason. Mr. O'Brien, the boss, struck Mr. Mason; August 12, 1910 - Correspondence is about domestic problems of the Beker family (statements with letter); August 12, 1910 - This letter is about the resignation of Mr. O'Brien from the service; August 16, 1910 - Part of a letter concerning Mr. Zilles' debt to Mr. Morgan.

Box 2

FF 38

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated August 17, 1910 - August 25, 1910: August 17, 1910 - Correspondence is about the use of a bail system in the court systems on the Isthmus; August 19, 1910 - This letter is in reference to the labor trains and the amount of money collected to ride these trains; August 22, 1910 - This letter concerns Mr. Clarke who was arrested and imprisoned for using shovels that belonged to the I. C. C.; August 24, 1910 - This letter is regarding the assignment of quarters to Mr. S. H. Short; August 24, 1910 - Correspondence is about a fight between a black man, Mr. Archer and a white man, Mr. Van Houton; August 25, 1910 - Correspondence is about Mr. Selenkow and his complaint that his boss (foreman?) cursed him out.

Box 2

FF 39

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated August 25, 1910 - August 31, 1910: August 25, 1910 - This letter concerns two boys who were quarreling and one of their fathers who asked for a transfer; August 26, 1910 - This letter is about a black man who was fired because after his boss yelled at him he talked back to him (his boss); August 26, 1910 - Correspondence is regarding the management of a commissary by Mr. Jansen (statements with letter also); August 30, 1910 - This letter concerns a part Chinese girl who has various men callers, some being policemen; August 31, 1910 - Correspondence concerns a scrap involving a white man, Mr. Bielaski, employed at the commissary and a black man, Mr. Lauiscount, employed at the dispensary; August 31, 1910 - This letter concerns Mr. Earnest Hamilton who was arrested for vagrancy and put in prison.

Box 2

FF 40

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated September 3, 1910 - September 12, 1910: September 3, 1910 - This letter is about a check made to Mr. Hale that was possibly cashed fraudulently; September 6, 1910 - The letter is about an unknown party who got on one of the telephones and was being a nuisance; September 7, 1910 - The letter is about Norris Dyer and his foreman. The foreman became upset with Dyer and struck him twice; September 8, 1910 - This letter concerns the complaint of Elizea Kellman; September 10, 1910 - Correspondence concerns an incident between a policeman Mr. Arndt and a black man Mr. Walcott. Walcott was beaten by the officer and arrested after he refused to be arrested; September 12, 1910 - This letter is about a dilapidated tenant building in which people still room after a notice was served to vacate the building.

Box 2

FF 41

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated September 16, 1910 - September 27, 1910: September 16, 1910 - The letter concerns a Mr. Hugh Williams who asked for re-employment at the commissary; September 19, 1910 - The correspondence is about the dismissal of Lieutenant Vickers for the mistreatment of a young black boy; September 20, 1910 - Correspondence is regarding a young man named Howell who was summoned by a police officer but could not be identified; September 22, 1910 - This letter concerns the dismissal of Carlos Corralles from his commissary position; September 23, 1910 - The letter is about Mr. Hellenger who supposedly collected some money to buy a wedding gift for a friend. He is also acting as an insurance agent; September 27, 1910 - This letter is in reference to a debt owed to Mr. Tebbins by Mr. Murphy.

Box 2

FF 42

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated September 29, 1910 - October 28, 1910: September 29, 1910 - Correspondence is about the arrest of Mr. Nichols for using profane and indecent language; October 10, 1910 - The memorandum to the chairman is about the attached statements concerning a Mr. Bolen. The topic of the statements is whether or not Mr. Bolen was on the job the whole time he clocked in; October 13, 1910 - The letter concerns a complaint made by Mr. T. Brian regarding the use of prisoners for work around the premise of the jail; October 25, 1910 - Correspondence is about Mr. and Mrs. Duncan who feed some people at a profit using commissary goods; October 26, 1910 - The letter is regarding a horse trade between Mr. Thorton and Miss Armstrong. The horse took sick after she bought the horse; October 28, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the uniform worn by convicts. Mr. Miskimon feels that striped uniforms should not be used.

Box 2

FF 43

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated November 8, 1910 - November 19, 1910: November 8, 1910 - The letter concerns an incident between Mrs. Reeves and a fireman who was checking the fire extinguishers; November 12, 1910 - Correspondence is about a complaint made by Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Merrowitz, Mrs. Cogan and Mrs. Atwater about the actions of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn on the upper floor of the house in which they live; November 14, 1910 - Correspondence is about the theft of a commissary book. The theft brought up the question of whether or not the books are safe-guarded before they are distributed; November 17, 1910 - This letter is regarding poker playing by Mr. Bronk. He "pushes" the players into increasing the stakes and he doesn't pay his gambling debts; November 18, 1910 - Correspondence concerns the work done by the convicts on the Isthmus. It has been proposed not to have the prisoners work with a ball and chain; November 19, 1910 - This letter is about the use of torn coupons from commissary books.

Box 2

FF 44

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated November 25, 1910 - December 10, 1910: November 25, 1910 - The letter is in reference to a manager of a commissary, Mr. Owen. He was allowing some of the rules to be violated governing the running of the commissary; November 28, 1910 - Correspondence concerns an incident between Mr. and Mrs. McDevitt and Mr. and Mrs. Ross. The result of this was that both women were sent back to the States; December 3, 1910 - Correspondence concerns Mr. Clarke who was arrested for using I. C. C. shovel to clear away rubbish; December 5, 1910 - Letter is about two flat cars that have the number 35 on them; December 6, 1910 - The letter is in regards to Mr. Springer who refused to work before 7:00 a.m.; December 10, 1910 - This letter concerns the Loyal Victor Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the number of lights they need.

Box 2

FF 45

Correspondence from T. B. Miskimon, Inspector, to Colonel Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission dated December 17, 1910 - December 29, 1910: December 17, 1910 - Correspondence is in reference to a police officer, Mr. Watson, who was seriously injured at a saloon. Mr. Miskimon talks about his previous history of drunken conduct; December 19, 1910 - The letter concerns an incident between two families the Bordens and the Holdens; December 20, 1910 - Several statements regarding Lieutenant Kehm and his condition while on duty, whether or not he was drunk; December 27, 1910 - The letter concerns the incident involving officer Kehm and his supposed drunken state on duty; December 29, 1910 - Incomplete letter concerning the boilermaker union and whether or not the union paid for the trip of the employees to the Isthmus; No date - Letter is about reducing the charge against Mr. Johnson from murder to manslaughter so there would be no trial by jury.

 

Series 11 -- Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1910.

     

Box 2

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Miscellaneous correspondence from 1910: January 19, 1910 - Letter from Mr. Miskimon to J. H. Heverly concerning the receipt of Mr. Heverly's letter; January 25, 1910 - Letter to Mr. Rousseau from Mr. Miskimon concerning two men who were riding on train #4; January 27, 1910 - Letter to Mr. May from Mr. Miskimon concerning the "clearance" of a former employee; January 31, 1910 - Letter to Mr. De Purton from Mr. Miskimon regarding the taking of new coaches off the regular train and holding them back for "excursions;" March 12, 1910 - Letter to Mr. De Purton from Mr. Miskimon concerning the cost of sewer connection and water works for a house that costs $450.00 to build, while the sewer system costs $381.21; March 22, 1910 - Letter to Mr. McIlvaine from Mr. Miskimon about Mr. Lenham who supposedly stole a commissary book; April 21, 1910 - Letter to Mr. Baxter from Mr. Miskimon concerning attached correspondence; April 29, 1910 - Correspondence to Mr. McIlvaine from Mr. Miskimon regarding the opening of the YMCA for games; May 27, 1910 - Several statements regarding the collection of money by a Mr. Hollenger for a gift for Mr. Cook; August 15, 1910 - Correspondence from Mr. H. Belgrave concerning the use of the labor trains by non-I. C. C. employees; August 16, 1910 - Correspondence from Ms. Vivian C. Wynter concerning the use of labor trains by non-I. C. C. employees; August 16, 1910 - Letter from Mr. John F. Service concerning the use of labor trains by non-I. C. C. employees; August 18, 1910 - Letter to Mr. J. A. Smith from Mr. H. S. Biscoe concerning the use of labor trains by non-I. C. C. employees; August 20, 1910 - Memorandum to Mr. Miskimon from Colonel Goethals concerning the treatment of Mrs. Bowers, Mrs. Nupp, and Mrs. Barnes by Mr. Jansen, the man in charge of the commissary; September 17, 1910 - Letter to Mr. McIlvaine from Mr. Miskimon concerning the use of "decks," built between two floors of a business, for purposes of boarding people; October 7, 1910 - Letter to Mr. McIlvaine from Mr. Miskimon concerning a Mr. Clifton who had charges brought against him. Mr. Clifton is trying to get out of the charges by complaining about the witness' credibility.

 

Series 12 -- Miscellaneous Correspondence.

     

Box 2

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Miscellaneous Correspondence: July 28, 1906 - Letter to Colonel Goethals from Mr. Miskimon regarding the use of police ponies in races; No date - A note describing two incidents; the first dealing with an engineer who used condemned materials, the second incident concerns Mr. Hoskins who quit his job after his pay was reduced; No date - A note to Colonel Goethals regarding the investigation of two reports; No date - Memorandum concerning the grievance committee for the engineers on the Isthmus; No date - Memorandum concerning some trouble with the boilermakers who quit their jobs, due to pay; No date - Partial letter concerning an incident in which a foreman hurt his arm while on the job; No date - Memorandum concerning the arrival of two women on the Isthmus, who are engaging in questionable activities; No date - Memorandum regarding the inspector's office of the P. R. R. and the amount of money used to operate it; No date - Note concerning an attached article about an election; No date - List of regulations for Barber Shops in commission buildings; August 11, 1928 - Letter to Mr. Miskimon from Mr. L. H. Fisher, District Secretary for the United States Civil Service Commission, concerning taking the civil service examination; No date - A memorandum to Colonel Goethals regarding the resignation of Governor Diez and Mayor Orange in Panama; No date - Letter to Colonel Goethals from T. B. M. concerning Lieutenant Goodale and a captain who was entertaining on his boat; 1908? - Several letters concerning the conduct of Dr. Randall, probably sent to Mr. Miskimon for a case against Dr. Randall. Also a list of persons summoned by Dr. Randall; July 22, 1910 - Part of an editorial taken from the "Virginia Pilot" concerning the Elder Rockefeller's plan to consolidate all religious sects into one; No date - Letter to Colonel Goethals from Mr. Miskimon regarding an incident that happened on a train between a "Negro" and the conductor; No date - Statement from Mr. Jansen, storekeeper, Empire Commissary, concerning the trouble he had with Mrs. Bowers; No date - Memorandum regarding two parties and their activities while on the Isthmus; No date - Page 2 and 3 of an incomplete letter; No date - Note to Colonel Hodges about saloon licenses.

 

Series 13 -- Miscellaneous Papers.

     

Box 2

FF 48

Miscellaneous papers from the Isthmian Canal Commission.

 

Series 14 -- Miscellaneous.

     

Box 2

FF 49

Typing practice papers.