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Collection Reference Number GLC00687.085
From Archive Folder Papers of George May Powell 
Title A.B. Chasseand to Professor James Strong about the problems with native guides re: the Middle East expedition
Date 25 November 1873
Author Chasseand, A. B. (fl. 1873)  
Recipient Strong, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description re: He heard about Strong's planned expedition, and will be in northeastern Egypt at the same time. He warns Strong about the problem of native guides in the area. He offers to act as guide and make arrangements for the group.
Subjects Middle East  Travel  
People Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Place written Brooklyn, New York
Theme Foreign Affairs; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945