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Collection Reference Number GLC00687.108
From Archive Folder Papers of George May Powell 
Title George May Powell to Samuel D. Risley
Date 18 March 1889
Author Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Recipient Riseley, Samuel D.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He compares Florida to Egypt, and then turns to a discussion of Africa. This letter is handwritten on the back of printed letters, 1886/2/16, Philadelphia, B.C. Tillinghast, Asaph Terry, C.R. Blackall, and Francis J. Rue to George May Powell, re: They request him to give a lecture to the American Baptist schools; and [n.d.], [s.l.], George May Powell to B.C. Tillinghast, Asah Terry, C.R. Blackall, and Francis J. Rue, re: He lists the cost of his lectures and information on applications.
Subjects Africa  Middle East  Education  Christianity  Religion  Finance  Global History and Civics  
People Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Religion; Foreign Affairs; 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