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May, Samuel Jr 1810-1899

Works: 781 works in 3,632 publications in 1 language and 6,181 library holdings
Genres: History  Manuscripts  Correspondence  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Bibliographies  Controversial literature  Conference papers and proceedings  Annual reports  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Signer, Editor, Inscriber, Composer
Classifications: E449, 323.1196073
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Most widely held works by Samuel May
The fugitive slave law and its victims by Samuel May( Book )

43 editions published between 1856 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book begins with the ten part law and then continues with page after page of actual stories about how many fugitives were kidnapped or sent, by law, back to the South. It ends with an account of a poor mother who slit the throat of one of her three children and wanted to do the same to the others to keep them from returning to slavery. In the end, she is sent back to her msster where God knows what happened to her, and the two children are kept in the North
Memoir of Samuel Joseph May by Thomas J Mumford( Book )

18 editions published between 1873 and 2011 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In memoriam. Testimonials to the life and character of the late Francis Jackson by William Lloyd Garrison( )

2 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the State Disunion Convention : held at Worcester, Massachusetts, January 15, 1857 by J. M. W Yerrinton( )

3 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Letter to] Dear Mr. May by Richard Davis Webb( )

133 editions published between 1852 and 1872 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webb discusses the distribution of the tracts and pamphlets sent by May. He says that he prefers Charles King Whipple as the American correspondent of "The Anti-Slavery Advocate." Webb refers to John Bishop Estlin and comments on the rumor about Henry Clarke Wright that was addressed in previous letters
Reply of the friends of Rev. John Pierpont, to a proposal for dissolving the pastoral connexion between him, and the Society in Hollis Street by James H Sayward( )

2 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of anti-slavery publications in America by Samuel May( )

9 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Letter to] My dear Mr. May by J. B Estlin( )

104 editions published between 1845 and 1853 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estlin acknowledges the receipt of an account of the United States Constitution and some other works. He discusses Frederick Douglass' friend, Mrs. Anna H. Richardson and reports that the West Indian planters were hard hit by the emancipation of the slaves. Estlin distinguishes between American and English ideas on voting and discusses French political troubles. He tells May that Mrs. Maria Weston Chapman authenticated the portrait of Dr. William Ellery Channing and that the English newspapers seemed very pleased with Zachary Taylor's election as President. Estlin speaks of hydrotherapy and medical practices, and concludes with further remarks about Mrs. Richardson and Henry Bibb
[Letter to] My dear sir by Samuel May( )

98 editions published between 1834 and 1869 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hutton says he thoroughly agrees with the "English Unitarian's" critique of Reverend George Edward Ellis' article in the March 4th edition of "The Christian Register." Hutton objects to branding as pro-slavery those who are merely negligent and slow to act against slavery. He also dislikes the violent language of the abolitionists
A genealogy of the descendants of John May, who came from England to Roxbury, in America, 1640 by Samuel May( Book )

12 editions published between 1877 and 2003 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John May (1590-1670) was the master of sea vessel named "the James" which he sailed as early as 1635 between London and New England. He emigrated in about 1640 with two of his sons, John (b. 1631) and Samuel. They settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Ohio
White slavery in the United States by William I Bowditch( )

2 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Letter to] My dear friend by Eliza Wigham( )

80 editions published between 1854 and 1865 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Wigham sympathizes with May over Mrs. Maria Weston Chapman's failure to consult the Bazaar Committee about the discontinuance of the anti-slavery fair. She praises William Lloyd Garrison's adherence to principle and asks why the Reverend George Barrell Cheever is not a Garrisonian
[Letter to] My dear May by Oliver Johnson( )

79 editions published between 1864 and 1888 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnson tells May that he sent a letter to Wendell Phillips about his ideas in regard to the "National Anti-Slavery Standard." Johnson says that he wants May to see the letter, in which Johnson defends his actions pertaining to the Cleveland Convention and certain other matters. Johnson says that he cannot please both the Abraham Lincoln and John Charles Frémont partisans. He asks May to extend the hospitality of his home to Mary E. Gage, a teacher of the freed slaves
[Letter to] Dear friend May by Parker Pillsbury( )

72 editions published between 1850 and 1859 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pillsbury says that his wife was suddenly taken ill. He discusses the schedule of meetings to be held and the value of contributions to the Anti-Slavery Fair
A discourse on the subject of American slavery : delivered in the First Congregation meeting house, in Mendon, Mass., July 4, 1837 by Adin Ballou( )

2 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Letter to] Dear friend May by William Lloyd Garrison( )

61 editions published between 1851 and 1879 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garrison sends a newspaper clipping from the "Boston Daily Advertiser" that announces the appointment of the new trustees of the Francis Jackson bequest. He says that the new trustees must formally accept the trust in writing and that he has been collecting the signatures. Garrison suggests Samuel E. Sewall as chairman of the next meeting of the trustees. He refers to a letter that he received from May about the anti-slavery subscriptions festival
The least of two evils : a sermon, preached on July 9, 1848 by John Weiss( )

1 edition published in 1848 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Letter to] My Dear Friend by William Lloyd Garrison( )

56 editions published between 1848 and 1873 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webb encloses a note for May to forward to William Lloyd Garrison concerning John Wilson. Webb pays back the money that his son Richard borrowed from May, asserts that the report of the Irish donations in the "National Anti-Slavery Standard" is not accurate, and praises John Brown
Proceedings of the American Anti-slavery Society, at its third decade : held in the city of Philadelphia, Dec. 3d and 4th, 1864 by American Anti-Slavery Society( Book )

1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Letter to] My dear Mr. May by Richard Davis Webb( )

41 editions published between 1853 and 1871 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webb says that he received the letters notifying him of the death of Samuel Joseph May. He praises Samuel Joseph May and discusses his relations with Horace Mann. Webb informs May that James Haughton is in poor health. He makes suggestions about the forthcoming biography of Samuel Joseph May and sends an account of the Oberammergau Passion Play
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The fugitive slave law and its victims
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May, Samuel, 1810-1899

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