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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Papers of George May Powell
|J. Condell to George May Powell about not firing an employee and sending someone to the South
|21 May 1866
|Condell, J. (fl. 1866)
|Powell, George May
|He wanted to fire Mr. Hawkins but has reconsidered the matter due to insufficient funds to pay him and to the way the community may view the company. He reports that Mr. Hepburn has come from Canada and Mr. Ross should be sent immediately to the South.
|Business and Finance
|Powell, George May (1835-1905)
|Health & Medicine; Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce; Industry
|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