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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Papers of George May Powell
|Alfred Foote to George May Powell about charges for grave digging
|7 June 1892
|Foote, Alfred S. (fl. 1892)
|Powell, George May
|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.
|Death Literature and Language Arts Education Journalism Children and Family
|Powell, George May (1835-1905)
|Arts & Literature; Children & Family; Education
|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