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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Papers of George May Powell
|A.A. Kendall to Professor James Strong about being a lady's travelling companion for Professor Strong's trip
|re: She seeks a traveling companion on the Professor's trip as advertised.
|Travel Women's History Woman Author Religion Middle East
|Powell, George May (1835-1905)
|Warren County, Pennsylvania
|Religion; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945