Julius Christian Jacobsen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0753

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection is .21 linear feet, containing 12 file folders. It contains correspondence, some handwritten, written by Julius Jacobsen while he worked in Colombia, South America. The bulk of the letters are from 1936-1939. The majority of the letters were written to his sons, Eric and Jonis. The letters describe some activities of his family who remained in the United States while he worked in South America. There are several business letters from Banco De La Republica to Mrs. Jacobsen; a letter to his son Jonis from Pato Consolidated Gold Dredging, Limited, Colombia, South America; and a letter from Schwarz to F. D. Bradbury. Other letters describe working conditions and wages in Colombia, South America. They describe the rainy season and the floods, with their effect on their equipment. He mentions World War II and its possible impact on them.

The collection has two series:

Series I: Outgoing Correspondence

Series II: Miscellaneous Business Correspondence

Dates

  • 1936 - 1959
  • Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939

Language of Materials

English

Biography/History

Julius Christian Jacobsen (1885-1960) was born in Denmark and immigrated to the United States with his family. He worked, for over 12 years in Colombia, South America with companies mining gold and platinum. The companies where he worked were: Compania Minera Choco Pacifico, and Pato Consolidated Gold Dredging, Limited. The letters describe working conditions and wages in Colombia, South America. They describe the rainy season and the floods, with their effect on their equipment. He mentions World War II and its possible impact on them.

He was married and had several children. The majority of the letters were written to his sons, Eric and Jonis. The letters describe some activities of his family who remained in the United States while he worked in South America. There are several business letters from Banco De La Republica to Mrs. Jacobsen; a letter to his son Jonis from Pato Consolidated Gold Dredging, Limited, Colombia, South America; and a letter from Schwarz to F. D. Bradbury.

Extent

.21 Linear Feet

Overview

This .21 linear ft. collection contains correspondence, some handwritten, written by Julius Jacobsen while he worked in Colombia, South America. Most date from 1936-1941. The majority of the letters describe his time in Colombia and business activities.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Julius Christian Jacobsen Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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