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Powell, George May (1835-1905) [receipt]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00687.258 Author/Creator: Powell, George May (1835-1905) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 9 October 1882 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.5 x 12.6 cm.

Summary of Content: He received from Watson Brothers $30, 10% of a purchase of Powell's Pyramid maps of Egypt, Arabia, Petra, and Turkey, to sell with their imprint. Arrangements are made on future payments. A note on the back, dated 1883/3/15, relinquishes a portion of the territory, rights, and franchise, dated by Watson Brothers.

Background Information: 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.See More

People: Powell, George May

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Business and FinanceMiddle EastAfricaSurveying

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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