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Cameron, William A. B. to George May Powell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00687.148 Author/Creator: Cameron, William A. B. Place Written: Durham, North Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 October 1899 Pagination: 4 p. ; 18.4 x 23.1 cm.

Summary of Content: He reports news of the Boer War and the intentions of the English, with reference to violent events. He seeks international assistance from various courts.

Background 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.See More

People: Powell, George May

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: AtrocityInternational RelationsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLawAfricaMilitary History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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