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Excerpt from John Wesley Powell: A Memorial to an American Explorer and Scholar
N about the year 1885 Mrs. M. D. Lincoln undertook the prep aration of a biography of Major Powell, and from time to time during several years busied herself with the gathering of material. Her most important source was Major Powell himself, and through a series of interviews she obtained the events of his early and middle life as they were preserved in his memory. In some of those interviews she wrote down his words, and her manuscript as finally completed contains much of his characteristic phraseology. In a sense, therefore, and to a certain extent, the relation is auto biographic.
Her work covered his early life and military career, but she did not feel competent to treat of his scientific labors and attain ments, and for this subject appeal was made to Mr. G. K. Gilbert.
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