George Goethals, Panama Canal Chief Engineer, signed Groton School letter For Sale
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George Goethals, Panama Canal Chief Engineer, signed Groton School letter:
George W. Goethals, Panama Canal Chief Engineer, signed small note (4½" x 7", folded), on Groton School letterhead, with request to Goethals for his autograph. Goethals responded by signing blank interior "New York City June 3, 1916, Geo W. Goethals" in neat, flowing script. Goethals was appointed first Civil Governor of the Canal Zone by Woodrow Wilson, a post he resigned in 1916. The request was likely made shortly after his return to New York. Fresh & VF.
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