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Collection TitleCL 115 Moses Goldstein PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByAdrian O’Hare

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Ruth Hample in 2003.


Panama Canal (Panama)


Moses Max Goldstein - Moses Goldstein of Elmira, N.Y. was the son of a local businessman and clothier.  In 1907, he took a job as a police officer for the Isthmian Canal Commission in Panama.  In late 1909, he traveled to Brazil before returning to Elmira.  He died in January of 1910 from malaria contracted during his travels. 


This collection contains correspondence, postcards and ephemera dating from 1907 to 1910 and relating to Moses Goldstein’s travels in South America. 

Notes:Shares a box with CL 114 and CL 118.
Extent.25 linear feet
Date Span1907-1910
AbstractThis collection contains the correspondence of Moses Goldstein during his travels in South America.

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A letter of condolence from Nellis E. Lyon to Mr and Mrs Goldstein, Febuary 7 1910.Letter011104
A letter of condolence form Ralph Sartor to Mr and Mrs Goldstein, Febuary 20 1910. Letter011105
A letter of condolence from Alfred Hemmingway to Miss Goldstein, March 24 1910. Letter011106
A letter to Miss Goldstein from Windser, April 6 1910. Letter011107
A postcard showing Capian "Bob" Bartlett, of the Peary orth Pole expedition, encamped in the feild.Postcard011201
A postcard showing a Lion statue at Gun Hill in Barbados, For Moses Goldstien. Postcard011202
A postcard showing a far with a large windmill, for Miss C. Goldstein.Postcard011203
A postcard showing a beach and a large mountain inthe background, for MR. H. Goldstein, July 23 1907.Postcard011204
A postcard showing a country market in Jamaica, For Miss C. Goldstein.Postcard 011205
A postcard showing cocoa trees full of fruit, for H. Goldstein, July 16 1907.Postcard011206
A postcard showing a peir, for Miss C. Goldstein. Postcard011207
A postcard showing a public hanging, for Miss C. Goldstein.Postcard011208
A postcard showing a man and a boy around large plants in Jamacia, for Miss C. Goldstein.Postcard011209
A postcard showing railroad workers, for Miss C. Goldstein, March 23 1908. postcard011210
A postcard showing an illustration of Recesvinto, for Mr. H. Goldstein.postcard011211
An envelope addressed to Moses Goldstein.Envelope011212
A postcard showing two men and a lady in blue ink, for Miss C. Goldstein.Postcard011213
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