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George May Powell Holy Land Collection
Bernath Mss 131  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George May Powell Holy Land Collection
    Dates: ca. 1873-1900
    Collection number: Bernath Mss 131
    Collection Size: .2 linear feet (1 half-sized document box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Documents relating to cartographer and "Bible geographer" George May Powell of the Oriental Topographical Corps, including maps of Palestine, correspondence, photographs, and other ephemera.
    Physical location: Del Norte (boxes 1-2); Del Norte Oversize (box 3).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], George May Powell Holy Land Collection. Bernath Mss 131. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2004.

    Biography

    From vendor description: George May Powell was a philanthropist and public speaker on progressive and religious issues of the late 19th century. Powell's public career started in his 20s as a noted statistician in the U.S. Treasury Department during the Civil War. After the war Powell became very involved in publishing companies and founded several social reform organizations. He was a noted public speaker, writer, and cartographer. In later years he organized a trip to Egypt and Palestine. Upon returning to the United States, he gave lectures about his experiences dressed in his "Oriental outfit."

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Documents relating to cartographer and "Bible geographer" George May Powell of the Oriental Topographical Corps, including maps of Palestine, correspondence, photographs, and other ephemera.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Oriental Topographical Corps
    Powell, George May
    Palestine--Historical geography