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Staunton, Sidney A. (fl. 1867-1920) to Rebecca Pickering Walker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03804.49 Author/Creator: Staunton, Sidney A. (fl. 1867-1920) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 10 May 1920 Pagination: 4 p. ; 27.7 x 21.4 cm.

Summary of Content: 1 page cover letter written and signed by Rear Admiral Staunton, a former colleague and friend of the late Rear Admiral John G. Walker, to Walker's widow Rebecca. Followed by 3 pages of typed reminiscences by Staunton. Cover letter says that he is working from his memory with no journal or letters to help him. Hopes the recollections will be of use to her son. The recollections start after 1867 when Walker was at the Naval Academy on the staff of Admiral Porter, go through his service during the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands, and finish with Walker's service on the Isthmian Canal Commission. Commenting on Walker's time on the canal commission, Staunton says "Admiral Walker never appeared to better advantage as a manager of men and events than in his control of this work.."

People: Walker, John

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: MississippiProgressive EraMilitary HistoryNavyWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyEducationUS Naval AcademyStatehoodLand TransactionLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCanalsPanama CanalInfrastructure

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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