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James Edward Long Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Long, James Edward.
Title: James Edward Long Collection
Dates: 1907-1918
Abstract: James Edward Long was the resident director of the Guerrero Iron and Timber Company and an active committe member of the American Colony at Mexico City. This collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, and ephemera collected by James Edward Long. The materials reveal North American economic and political involvement in Mexico prior to and after the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution. Most of the photographs are of Mexico City and the company's holdings in Guerrero. Of special note are the pictures of Guerrero's governor, Damian Flores, with the U.S. ambassador and American investors at the inauguration of the road in Chilpancingo, Guerrero. There are a few photographs of Mexico City after the Reyes-Diaz-Mondragón uprising, better known as "Decena Trágica," which overthrew President Francisco Madero.
Identification: AR351
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

Up until the time of the Mexican Revolution James E. Long served as the director and general manager for the Guerrero Iron and Timber Company which was based in Columbus, Ohio. The company maintained its operations in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Long served as an officer in the U.S. Army Engineer Corps during World War I and attained the rank of Colonel. After the war, he settled in Baltimore, Maryland where he worked for Weyerhaeuser Lumber’s first eastern distribution center. During his time in Mexico, he was an active member of the American Club in Mexico City and a high-ranking shriner in the Anezeh Temple.


Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera collected by James Edward Long. The materials in this collection reveal North American economic and political involvement in Mexico prior to and after the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution. Most of the photographs are of Mexico City and the company's holdings in Guerrero. Of special note are the pictures of Guerrero's governor, Damian Flores, with the U.S. ambassador and American investors at the inauguration of the road in Chilpancingo, Guerrero. There are a few photographs of Mexico City after the Reyes-Diaz-Mondragón uprising, better known as "Decena Trágica," which overthrew President Francisco Madero.


Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Long, James Edward--Archives.
Organizations
Guerrero Iron and Timber Company (Mexico)--Records and correspondence.
Guerrero Iron and Timber Company (Mexico)--Photographs.
Guerrero Iron and Timber Company (Mexico)--History--Sources.
Subjects
Mines and mineral resources--Mexico--History--Sources.
Mines and mineral resources--Mexico--Photographs.
Lumber industry--Mexico--History--Sources.
Lumber industry--Mexico--Photographs.
Freemasonry--Mexico--Photographs.
Places
Guerrero (Mexico : State)--Photographs.
Mexico City (Mexico)--Photographs.
Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920.
Mexico--History--Decena Trágica, 1913--Photographs.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Related Material


Administrative Information

Citation

James Edward Long Collection, AR351, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Purchase, 1993.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Photographic album with 27 photographic prints. 1906-1907.
James Edward Long. Mexican Independence parade & festivities, Sept. 16, 1906. Paseo de la Reforma, Silver Mine "La Leona".
2 Chilpancingo, Guerrero. 1906-1907.
8 photographic prints. Hotel Melandeze, Townsquare, Street beggar, Mixtlacingo Water Power, American businessmen.
3 The Guerrero Iron and Timber Co. 1906-1910.
58 photographic prints, 1906-1907. 2 folded enclosures: 3-1 and 3-2.
3-1. 19 photographic prints. Pine forest samples. Chilpancingo's headquarters. Staff members.
3-2. 39 photographic prints. Maps of Campo Morado Municipality of Tlacotepec, District of Bravos, Guerrero. Sites of La Soledad, White pine forest, east of Teotepec. Los Grados and Campo Morado.
4 Mexico City's sites and views. 1906.
27 photographic prints. Cinco de Mayo Parade; Mountain Artillery, Sept. 16, 1906; James E. Long's hotel room; Chapultepec; Popacatepelt and Ixtacihualt.
5 American Colony of Mexico City. American Club. 1909-1912.
2 photographic prints and 7 items. Invitations, Programs.
6 American Club's autographed menus. 1909, 1911.
6 items. 3 addressed envelopes.
7 Business cards, 1910s.
3 items. Freemasons. Mexico. Supreme Council 33. Session invitations. January 1, 1917. 2 items.
8 Anezeh Temple. 1910.
3 photographic prints. 1 Oversize broadside, April 30, 1910.
Edward E. Long, Potentate with formal attire. 1910. (1 print)
Anezeh Temple's symbols with President Diaz image. 1910. (2 prints)
Grand Pilgrimage of Anezeh Temple to the City of Chihuahua in Desert of Mexico. Ceremonial session. April 30, 1910. Oversize, GO-10.
9 Iguala-Chilpancingo road inauguration. 1910.
15 photographic prints. Guerrero's Governor Damian Flores and American businessmen, Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson, Charles Richard Hudson, James Brown Potter, Ernest Tudor Craig, William Jail, and James E. Long.
9 (2) Presidential Celebration. 1911.
1 photographic print. President Francisco León de la Barra, American Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson, James Long, Presidential candidate Francisco I. Madero, and American businessmen.
10 Decena Trágica. February 1913.
6 photographic prints. Mexico City's aftermath of the Reyes-Díaz-Mondragón uprising by "photographs-Ramos" (Pino Suárez' funeral car, Madero's burned home, etc).
11 Decena Trágica. February 1913.
12 photographic prints. Mexico City's aspect in the aftermath of the Reyes-Díaz-Mondragón uprising which overthrew President Madero.
12 Decena Trágica. February 1913.
5 photographic prints. Santiago de Tlatelolco's prison; The newspaper "El Heraldo Independiente" after the attacks of February 9 and 10, 1913; Clock of Bucareli; National Palace interior court transformed into a military camp during the revolt.
13 Correspondence. 1907, 1912-1913, 1918.
13-1 Copy letter. Mexico, October 1, 1907.
James E. Long to Mr. W. M. Ritter, President of the Guerrero Iron & Timber Company, Columbus, Ohio. Long's revisions to his former report of January 1907 regarding its figures for the Guerrero timber tract lumber, estimated investment cost and earnings for mills and railroads construction.
13-2 Copy letter. July 28, 1912 [Chilpancingo].
James Long to Mr. W. M. Ritter, President of the Guerrero Iron & Timber Co. Columbia, Ohio, U.S.A. Long's reports on the current business and political status; recent developments at the Leona-mine nearby the revolutionaries stronghold.
13-3 Cable copy March 4, 1913. [Mexico City]
Mexico City's American Colony to the President of the U.S.A. Members of the American Colony request to the President of the United States not to remove Ambassador Wilson from his post and inform of the "important personal service which he rendered to Generals Huerta and Díaz after the fall of Madero".
13-4 New York. September 2, 1918.
E. J. Craig to James E. Long. Craig, an englishman friend informs Long he will become an american citizen and offers his services to fight the Germans. He congratulates Long on his war participation and leadership on building wharves and tracks.