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Collection Reference Number GLC00687.231
From Archive Folder Papers of George May Powell 
Title A.B. Sperling to A.F. Williams about his lost right arm
Date 29 May 1866
Author Sperling, A.B. (fl. 1866)  
Recipient Williams, A.F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He read the Independent and as he lost his right arm, would like their circular.
Subjects Health and Medical  Science and Technology  Business and Finance  Injury or Wound  
People Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Place written Bushnell
Theme Health & Medicine; Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce
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