May, J. Lewis (James Lewis), 1873-

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James Lewis May was a prolific author, translator, and publisher of the first half of the twentieth century. In 1936, he published John Lane and the Nineties, and throughout the 1920s and 1930s, wrote other studies of writers such as Charles Lamb, George Eliot and Anatole France. In the 1930s, May converted to Roman Catholicism, and subsequently wrote a series of works on Cardinal John Henry Newman, Father George Tyrrell, and issues of interest to English Catholics.

From the guide to the James Lewis May Papers, 1814-1963, (bulk 1926-1940), (William Andrews Clark Memorial Library)

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creatorOf May, James. List of Mississippi boats, 1823-1839, undated. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf May, James. Swan. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
referencedIn Vol. II, M-Z. 1898-1940includes:f. 1 Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie, Knight 1952; novelist: Letter to Miss M. D. M. Petre: 1937.: Typewritten. Signed.ff. 2, 3 Joseph Malègue, French theological writer: Letters to Miss M. D. M. Petre: 1934.: En..., 1898-1940 British Library
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1829-1831 : G. Moore). Pardons, parole and clemency files, 1829-1831. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Ellwood, James M., d. 1880. Papers, 1851-1888, (bulk, 1856-1877). Iowa State Historical Society
creatorOf Mix, Katherine Lyon. Letters received concerning The Yellow book, 1930-1960. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf May, J. Lewis (James Lewis), b. 1873. Letter : London, to Laurence Housman, Cambridge, 1936 May 8. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf James Lewis May Papers, 1814-1963, (bulk 1926-1940) William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
referencedIn James Lewis May Papers, 1814-1963, (bulk 1926-1940) William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf May, James. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Correspondence, received unless otherwise stated, of Eleanor Farjeon with persons outside her family, writers L-R. Includes: Dorothy P Lathrop, Alison Leggatt, Henrietta Leslie, Leon M Lion (letters sent and received), Marie Belloc Lowndes, E V Lucas..., 1926-1965 British Library
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correspondedWith Marshall, H. J. C., 1873-1945 person
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Birth 1873

Death 1961

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