The story of Nathaniel McHorney's 1901 trip to Ecuador.

April 4th, 1901

The page for Thursday, April 4th says:

At office 5:45 A.M. Leave there 9:15 p.m.
Mr. Stapleton, Mr. Moore and self talk
over matters in general. Mr. Stapleton orders
me to pay no attention to Mr. F.V. Morrell's
letter - hence, no acknowledgment from
me. Mr. Franklyn wrote to him. Said he
was going direct to New York thence to England.
Also he received a letter from Sir. Charles R.
Hunter. Mr. Stapleton is to send Mr. A.L. Moore
direct to New York via Tumaco.
Asked me if I thought Mr. Jarris would do him
the favor to cash a check - I said Yes.
Mr. Stapleton is a diplomat of the first order.
Does want to get a good yield from Quasam-
ambi - then reach Quayaquil about in time
for the Annual Meeting.
C.G. Franklyn going to England to see
Mr. Wm. Cunard and Archibald Coats, also
see Mr. James Coats - the fathers of the two
It certainly is getting interesting.
My pay roll for March is in fair shape.
Night men un-do the work by Mr. Stapleton
during the day. The Moores acted queerly today
when un-doing their bag - I wonder if the
gold is being sent away.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)

Questions and comments:

  • Sir Charles R. Hunter and Stuart A. (Archibald?) Coats are investors in Playa de Oro Mining.
  • This is the first mention of Mr. Cunard; there is a William Cunard (1825-1906) whose father, Samuel Cunard, founded the Cunard Shipping line.
  • Also the first mention of Mr. Jarris

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