Samuel Joseph May diary, 1861.

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May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel Joseph May diary, 1861.

Samuel Joseph May diary, 1861.

Diary of a Unitarian Clergyman of Syracuse, New York with connections to national organizations related to Anti-Slavery, Temperance, and Suffrage causes, among others. Gives account of daily life of a 19th century clergyman: weddings, funerals, services to the poor, sermons, correspondence, publications, visits, etc. along with May's special interests which include activity with the Underground Railroad in March, July, and October. In January he and Susan B. Anthony are burned in effigy during a riot in Syracuse and on April 1 he is annoyed by a "false fugitive" prank. May is in contact with many important figures of the American Civil War era.

1 v. ; 17 cm.

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