* GOETHALS, George W. (1858-1928). Autograph letter signed ("G.W. Goethals"), to General Henry L. Abbott. Washington Territory, 15 January 1883.
1 page, 4to, on Headquarters Department of the Columbia, Office of the Chief Engineer, Vancouver Barracks, Washington Territory stationery, creased from folding, short tear along one fold. "I find my new position an excellent one, though I have no opportuinty for out door work as yet...I regret that my tour at Willet's Point was cut so short, and I wish that I might have remained there for winter." Goethals and Abbot later collaborated on planning the design of the Panama Canal.
Estimate $ 300-500
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California