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George May Powell Holy Land Collection
Bernath Mss 131  
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Documents relating to cartographer and "Bible geographer" George May Powell of the Oriental Topographical Corps, including maps of Palestine, correspondence, photographs, and other ephemera.
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."
.2 linear feet (1 half-sized document box).
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