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Rawson, A. L. to George May Powell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00687.086 Author/Creator: Rawson, A. L. Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 December 1875 Pagination: 2 p. ; 21.7 x 11.9 cm.

re: He asks GMP about the agreement with the Oriental Topographical Corps concerning the copyright of engravings for the Bible Handbook and author's royalties. The back of the letter contains notes for a reply. On the back is an 1875/12/11 response, New York City, George May Powell to A.L. Rawson, 1 p. re: He secures copyright of the engravings and royalties to Mrs. Rawson.

Powell was a Lincoln supporter and served as a statistician in the Treasury Department during the Civil War. Active in religious work as a young man, he was the secretary and manager of the Evangelistic Press Association and led a topographical corps through Egypt and North Africa to create Sunday School maps of Palestine and the Holy Land. Powell participated in the American Forestry Commission, the Grange and Patrons of Husbandry, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Geographic Society. He was active in Sabbath reform work.

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