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Collection Reference Number GLC00687.232
From Archive Folder Papers of George May Powell 
Title A.F. Williams to J.W. Sullivan about patents and commissions on artificial limb sales
Date 1 June 1865
Author Williams, A. F. (fl. 1864-1866)  
Recipient Sullivan, J.W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Because GMP did not write with their proposition, he agrees to use efficient skill and energy to start with a plan listing people and their interest in the patent. GMP will raise necessary funds to set things in motion, and will consequently receive 20% of all sales of limbs.
Subjects Business and Finance  Patent  Health and Medical  Science and Technology  Injury or Wound  
People Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Place written New York
Theme Health & Medicine; Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce
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