Item: Samuel Powel

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Record Number: 10791
Collection: Simon Gratz collection [0250A]
Box Number: 9
Volume Number: 3
Depicts: Samuel Powel, 1738-1793
View Format: Engraving
Inscription text: Samuel Powel Mayor of Philadelphia 1775 and 1789 Samuel Powel
Inscription location: on recto, below portrait
Image description: Portrait of Samuel Powel (1738-1793), who served as Mayor of Philadelphia from 1775-76 and 1789-90.  Powel graduated from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1759 and was an early member of the American Philosophical Society, as well as a trustee of the College of Philadelphia.  Powel died in September 1793 during Philadelphia's Yellow Fever epidemic and was interred at Christ Church Burial Ground.