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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Papers of George May Powell
|A.B. Sperling to A.F. Williams about his lost right arm
|29 May 1866
|Sperling, A.B. (fl. 1866)
|He read the Independent and as he lost his right arm, would like their circular.
|Health and Medical Science and Technology Business and Finance Injury or Wound
|Powell, George May (1835-1905)
|Health & Medicine; Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce
|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