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Collection Reference Number GLC00687.252
From Archive Folder Papers of George May Powell 
Title Authorization to Herbert A. Lee to act on a bankruptcy case
Date 28 November 1877-3 December 1877
Document Type Legal document
Content Description They give authorization to Herbert A. Lee of the American Collecting Agency in New York City to act in the bankruptcy case of Joseph B. Cornish of Washington, NJ, with the amounts listed.
Subjects Debt  Law  Business and Finance  
People Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Law
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