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Springer Financial Documents Collection, Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interocéanique de Panama, Bond
Springer Financial Documents Collection, Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interocéanique de Panama, Bond
TitleSpringer Financial Documents Collection, Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interocéanique de Panama, Bond
DescriptionBearer bond for 500 francs of the debt of the Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique de Panama, which was organized in 1880 to build a sea-level canal across the Isthmus of Panama. The president of the company was Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805-1894), who had successfully constructed the Suez Canal. The Panama project was beset with financial, geological and labor problems, and its workers were ravaged by tropical diseases. In 1889 the company was liquidated, and de Lesseps and his son were charged and convicted of embezzlement. However, the work completed by the French made possible the later completion of the Panama Canal by the United States in 1914. The bond includes decorative engravings of allegorial figures representing the continents, and the engraved signature of Ferdinand de Lesseps. Gift of Don Springer, 2004.
CreatorCompagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique de Panama
TypeText
FormatTIFF, 300 ppi
IdentifierMC 91
SourceArchives/Special Collections, Norris L Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield
Languagefre
RelationDon Springer Historical Financial Documents Collection, 1717-1967
RightsPublic Domain. This image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For further information or reproductions, please contact: Archives/Special Collections, University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, MS BRK 140, Springfield IL 62703-5407. Phone: (217) 206-6520. http://www.uis.edu/archives/
Date Original1886
Physical Description7" x 6.5", framed
Date Digital2007-10-12
CollectionManuscripts and Special Collections (University of Illinois at Springfield)
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