Samuel J. May diary, 1867.

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May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel J. May diary, 1867.

Samuel J. May diary, 1867.

Diary of Samuel May gives account of daily life of a 19th century clergyman: weddings, funerals, services to the poor, sermons, correspondence, publications, visits, etc. In this year, his 70th, he asks his church to begin searching for his successor. He continues to perform his regular duties along with writing, traveling to other churches, and attending meetings related to temperance, freedmen's aid, and women's rights. He writes of his daily life which is one of intense networking. He maintains a large correspondence and spends part of every day in making and receiving calls. He is active on city committees for planning a hospital and he is president of the Board of Education.

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