By James W. Gould
There is a standard trust that till lately americans have most well liked isolation to curiosity in distant components equivalent to Southeast Asia. This thesis might be demonstrated by way of interpreting the heritage of yankee family members with a spot at the contrary aspect of the globe from the USA. this type of land is Sumatra. it really is one of many biggest islands on the earth. Its I66,789 sq. mile quarter exceeds that of the 3rd greatest American kingdom, California, and is bigger than Italy. mendacity midway around the globe from the us, its I050 mile size is nearly divided through the equator, which runs throughout it for 285 miles. Sumatra's strategic value is two-fold. first of all, it's the first island stepping stone from the Asiatic mainland into the Australasian archipelago. This used to be validated in I942 whilst the U.S. stationed planes on Sumatra in an try and stem the japanese boost southward. Secondly, it lies athwart the shortest sea routes from japanese Asia to Europe and the japanese usa. Sumatra's southern tip varieties one aspect of the Straits of Sunda which guards the entry to the Java, China and Philippine Seas. on the island's northern tip is the doorway to the Straits of Malacca, the shortest sea lane be tween the close to and much East. the hole of the Suez Canal in I869 shifted the shortest course among the a long way East and the Western global from the Sunda to the Malacca Straits.
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Brands in Indonesia from Batavia Des. No. 203, Feb. 24, 1887, Batavia Despatches, Vol. IX. 12 Hidy & Hidy, pp. 85, 86, 189. 44 AMERICANS IN SUMATRA Until r890 American firms did not market kerosene directly in the Orient, but sold it to merchants at American ports who chartered sailing vessels to carry it to consignees in foreign ports. In the Indies Engelhart & Co. , McLaineWatson and Mainz & Co. " Kerosene reached Sumatra by several routes. By r880 large quantities were being shipped from Penang and Singapore to the plantations of the East Coast.
1924 14 Jan. 1924 26 Aug. O. John B. Ketcham 22 March 1938 (Vacant: February 1942 - 20 November 1949) Donald M. O. (Vice Consul Clayton H. Bower 14 Jan. 1949) (Vice Consul Alexander R. Kepler 24 April 1950 Vice Consul James W. Gould 17 Nov. O. O. \Villiam B. Kelly 6 Aug. O. William B. Kelly 20 Aug. 1952 (Vice Consul Elizaheth J. Harper 24 June 1952) (Vice Consul Ernest J. Tsikerdanos 24 June 1954) (Vice Consul Marshall H. Noble 31 Oct. O. Francis J. Galbraith 17 Feb. 1955 (Consul John P. Coffey 19 Nov.
The balance of our imports, from Malaya, France, Spain, Singapore and the Netherlands probably originates in Atjeh too. Dragon's Blood A red dye obtained from the fruit of a rattan, Daemonorops draco, is used to color varnishes, marble and wood. It grows in Sumatra in the swamps of the Pane-Bila region of the south East Coast, and has been imported from Indonesia to the United States in small quantities, the largest being 7,000 pounds (worth $ 4,840) in I935. 63 Small imports were made in 1947, 1952 and 1953, the largest not exceeding 1,900 pounds and S 1,300 value.
Americans in Sumatra by James W. Gould