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Powell, George May (1835-1905) [George May Powell agrees to relinquish a contract]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00687.260 Author/Creator: Powell, George May (1835-1905) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 12 Feburary 1883 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.9 x 14.6 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00687.260 Author/Creator: Powell, George May (1835-1905) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 12 Feburary 1883 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.9 x 14.6 cm.

Summary of Content: GMP agrees to relinquish a contract concerning four maps and publication of maps with Cochrane.

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 FinanceContractSurveying

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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