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Collection Reference Number GLC01669
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1854 
Title George Brinton McClellan to Jefferson Davis on the island of Hispaniola
Date 30 September 1854
Author McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885)  
Recipient Davis, Jefferson  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description McClellan, Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, describes the Island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic) geographically and politically to Davis, Secretary of War. Relays information about Hispaniola obtained from the German explorer Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk. Referring to Hispaniola, states "there are no indications of either commercial or agricultural prosperity."
Subjects Union General  Confederate General or Leader  Military History  Caribbean  Geography and Natural History  Politics  Government and Civics  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Commerce  Global History and Civics  
People Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)  McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885)  Schomburgk, Robert Hermann, Sir (1804-1865)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Foreign Affairs; Agriculture; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859