The Diplomatic Passport Of US-Consul Fishers Wife 1931

The Diplomatic Passport Of US-Consul Fishers Wife 1931

The Diplomatic Passport Of US-Consul Fishers Wife 1931

The Diplomatic Passport Of US-Consul Fishers Wife 1931     

 

The Diplomatic Passport Of US-Consul Fishers Wife 1931

This United States diplomatic passport was issued to Myrtle Mary Fisher, the spouse of the US consul in the Bahamas at Nassau. No travels in the document, hence it’s in really nice condition and has 48 pages. Attached to the passport was the ID card of Fred D. Fisher as US consul. Researching some data about Fisher I found the following. Since Jan. 29, 1930 at his post as consul at Nassau, Bahamas and responsible for Trinidad and British West Indies. His annual salary was then $6.000 (according to Register Department of State, Publication no. 170, January 1, 1931). His annual salary that would be similar to $86.000 today.

I found online his appointment certificate as US Consul in Santos, Brazil 1926, signed by President Coolidge and acting Secretary of State Grew and an earlier appointment as Consul Third Class from 1918, signed by President Wilson and Secretary of State Lansing.

Fisher, Fred Douglas (b. 1874) — also known as Fred D. Fisher — of Albany, Linn County, Ore.; Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Albany, Linn County, Ore., March 13, 1874. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Vice Consul in Nagasaki, 1901-04; U.S. Consul in Tamsui, 1904-06; Harbin, 1906-08; Newchwang, 1908-09; Johannesburg, 1919-21; Nantes, 1924; Santos, 1926-29; Nassau, 1932; U.S. Consul General in Mukden, 1909-14; Tientsin, 1916-17. Burial location is unknown.

 

Fisher appointment 1918
SIGNED “Woodrow Wilson” as President and “Robert Lansing” as Secretary of State. Woodrow Wilson (1856 -1924) Partly printed document , 1 page, 23″ x 19″. Washington, D.C., April 8, 1918. Blind embossed 3.5″-diameter Seal of the United States affixed at lower left. Two nearly imperceptible small adhesive remnants in blank upper edge can easily be matted over. Fold lines present, several light spots. Fine condition.Wartime promotion of Fred D. Fisher to Consul Class Three.

The Diplomatic Passport Of US-Consul Fishers Wife 1931