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Collection Reference Number GLC00687.268
From Archive Folder Papers of George May Powell 
Title Alfred Foote to George May Powell about charges for grave digging
Date 7 June 1892
Author Foote, Alfred S. (fl. 1892)  
Recipient Powell, George May  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He sends his sympathy and reports there is no charge for digging graves and burial lots. He writes about Samuel Powell's arrival in the town, his work lecturing and writing for different papers, watching his last disease, his death on 7 May, and his funeral.
Subjects Death  Literature and Language Arts  Education  Journalism  Children and Family  
People Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Place written Chester Center
Theme Arts & Literature; Children & Family; Education
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