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Collection Reference Number GLC00687.201
From Archive Folder Papers of George May Powell 
Title Contract granting a share in the Cannon Rifle
Date 19 April 1862
Author Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Document Type Legal document; Business and financial document
Content Description He grants Alexander Whillden a share in Powell's Cannon Rifle.
Subjects Patent  Business and Finance  Invention  Weaponry  Civil War  Military History  
People Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Law; 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