May family collection, 1760-1899.


May family. May family collection, 1760-1899.

May family collection, 1760-1899.

Collection consists of issues of The Massachusetts Register and United States Calendar for 1816, 1817, 1824-1828, 1835-1837, and 1841, and of eight printed volumes from the May family library (imprints dated 1760-1852). All but the 1841 issue of The Massachusetts Register were owned and used as diaries by Col. Joseph May. The 1841 issue, owned and used as a diary by Joseph's son Samuel Joseph, includes an entry referring to Joseph's burial. The 1824 issue includes a dated (1899) inscription showing passing of ownership of the volume to John E. May. The eight May library volumes. (Cont.) bear inscriptions reflecting ownership by Samuel May (1723-1794), his son Joseph, his son Samuel Joseph, and his sons Joseph and John Edward. One of Samuel Joseph's books (The Chinese Classical Work Commonly Called the Four Books; 1828) also bears the signature of A. Bronson Alcott on the title page.

20 v. ; 22 cm. or smaller.

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May, Joseph, 1760-1841 (person)

Joseph May was the father of the abolitionist Samuel J. May. His son lived and preached in Syracuse, New York later in life. From the description of Joseph May account book, 1797-1802. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155419212 Merchant. From the description of Letter, 1839 June 10, Boston, to Samuel J. May, North Scituate. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925536 ...

May, Samuel, 1723-1794 (person)

May, Joseph, 1836-1918 (person)

May family. (family)

John May came to America in 1640 and settled in Roxbury, Mass. One of his descendants was Samuel May (1723-1794), whose numerous children by his second wife Abigail Williams May included Col. Joseph May (1760-1841). Joseph May married Dorothy Sewall in 1784. Their thirteen children included Samuel Joseph May (1797-1871) and Abigail May, who became Mrs. Amos Bronson Alcott (1800-1877). Unitarian minister and abolitionist Samuel Joseph May married Lucretia Flagg Coffin in 1825. Their five children...

Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888 (person)

American educator, author, and mystic. From the guide to the Amos Bronson Alcott ticket to lecture, 1884, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Alcott was an American philosopher of the New England Transcendentalist group, teacher, reformer, and father of writer Louisa May Alcott. From the description of Amos Bronson Alcott papers, 1799-1888. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612234935 American transcendentalist and au...

May, John Edward, 1829- (person)

May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871 (person)

Samuel May was a Unitarian clergyman of Syracuse, New York with connections to national organizations related to anti-Slavery, temperance, and suffrage, among others. From the description of Samuel J. May diary, 1867. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64691611 Samuel May was a Unitarian Clergyman of Syracuse, New York with connections to national organizations related to Freedman's Relief, Temperance, and Suffrage, among others. From the descripti...