"Letter of the Secretary of War to the Committee on Commerce of the Senate"

Description

Sent by the Secretary of War WM. Belknap, this letter summarizes the advantages of a canal between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay. Following Belknap's letter, the Chief of Engineers, General A. A. Humphreys sent letter describing the history of the canal and estimating the construction time and costs associated with it. Lastly, there is a letter from a member of the Board of Internal Improvement regarding another reconnaissance trip to Cape Cod area before the construction begins on the canal.

Details

Descriptive Terms

canals
publications
engineers
letters (correspondence)
history (discipline)
construction (assembling)
costs
land surveys
letters (signs)

Physical Description

1 letter; 5.75 x 9 inches; 24 pages

Collection Code

MS028

Collection Name

Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

MS028.05.004.005

Places

Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]
Cape Cod Bay (Massachusetts) [bay]
Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts) [bay]

Record Details

Originator

Belknap, William W. (Author)
War Department (Printer)

Material Type

letters (signs)

Other People

Belknap, WM. W.
Humphreys, A.A.
Foster, John G. (John Gray), 1823-1874
Sullivan, John L.

Other Organizations

Board of Internal Improvement
Massachusetts. General Court. Senate

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Folder 3.4