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Collection Reference Number GLC00687.240
From Archive Folder Papers of George May Powell 
Title A.F. Williams to George May Powell about life insurance
Date 6 November 1864
Author Williams, A. F. (fl. 1864-1866)  
Recipient Powell, George May  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He has looked at GMP's position and to properly claim life insurance, he must go into active military operations. He thanks him for his "maiden speech."
Subjects Insurance  Civil War  Military History  Government and Civics  
People Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Merchants & Commerce; The American Civil War
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