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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Papers of George May Powell
|Adams, Blackmer & Lyon Pub. Co. printed advertisement for radial chart of Palestine, with a letter of introduction
|Business and financial document
|re: They endorse Rev. S. W. Powell's chart referring to the books of Kings and Chronicles in the International Lessons of the Bible. The circular includes testimonies affirming the value of these charts from professors of church history and biblical literature, pastors and church leaders, and newspaper editorials.
|Religion Christianity Middle East Education
|Powell, George May (1835-1905)
|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