Panama Canal Diplomatic History Correspondence

By on 10-10-2016 in Blog Post, Postage Stamps

Panama Canal Diplomatic History Correspondence
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If given the choice between reading a 1914 book on Panama Canal Diplomatic History Correspondence or reading a friend’s penpal letters while living in Panama which would you choose? I’m with you!

I’m in the process of seeing if she was a penpal back when living in Panama. It was while in High School and I’m seeing if any surviving pen pal letters.

On this day in 1913, October 10th, the Panama Canal officially linked the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific ocean.

Panama Canal Diplomatic History Correspondence

While there are no penpal letters today we can look at the Diplomatic History of the Panama Canal: Correspondence Relating to the Negotiation and Application of Certain Treaties on the Subject of the Construction of an Interoceanic Canal and Accompanying Papers.

The book is available online as part of Google digitizing it from the library of Harvard University…”  There are several downloading options at this page which is part of the American Libraries Collection.   It includes details of correspondence via Telegrams.

The image above is of  the U.S. Postal Service 1939 3¢ Panama Canal stamp commemorative marking the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the project.

While my friend lived in Panama long after the canal was created it still gives a personal aspect to the topic.  I’m encouraging us to include current events in our letters from time to time.

In conclusion, I’m wrapping up today with this reminder with it being Columbus Day, the Post Office is closed today.  We can still queue up our cards and letters for going out in tomorrow’s mail!

Anchors Aweigh,   


Diplomatic History of the Panama Canal Correspondence Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today

Image above upper left US Stamp #856 – 1939 3c Panama Canal @USPSStamps @PostalMuseum, at

The People History Panama Canal Oct 10th, 1913

Image above and Link   Diplomatic History of the Panama Canal