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Louisa Catherine (Rundlet) May

Description

Series VI. Papers of Louisa Catherine (Rundlet) May (1817-1895), 1823-1904, undated, includes a letter from Gertrude R. May to Caroline Rundlet (1840) and a letter from Georgianna May Sykes to Louisa Catherine Rundlet May, (1841); account information from the Portsmouth Savings Bank (1823-1840), bills for James Rundlet May's education (1851-1858), insurance premiums (1868, 1872), a tax bill (1870), a bill of Vaughan (1881), pew tax for South Parish (1883), and a letter from William C. Lanman to Louisa Catherine Rundlet May (1886); a dog license (1870); the will of George Hall (1871), the estate of Caroline Rundlet (1880), Portsmouth Academy shares (1881), and the will of Gertrude R. May (1904); a scrapbook (c. 1828), a cookbook (1847), and a membership receipt from the Portsmouth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; and a Catalogue of Students [Harvard] (1858-1859), and an issue of the "Portsmouth Daily Chronicle" (1880).

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Collection Name
Rundlet-May family papers
Collection Code
MS025
Dates
1823-1904, undated
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1971
Physical Description
ca. 19 items
Finding Aid Info
Paper finding aid availalbe in Library and Archives
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Subgroup
GUSN
173492
Reference Code
MS025.06

Historical/Biographical Note

The twelfth child and youngest daughter of James and Jane Rundlet, Louisa Catherine Rundlet, was born in 1817. She married in 1840 the Hartford born, Savannah merchant, George Hall May. Like so many of Rundlet's family, he died prematurely in 1858. Louisa and her twins, James and Jane Rundlet May, rejoined her family at the Middle Street house. She died in 1855. Her son James Rundlet May inherited the house on Middle Street.

Arrangement

This subgroup is arranged in the following series:1. Correspondence2. Financial3. Legal4. Literary5. Printed materials

Record details

Other People
May , Gertrude
Rundlet, Caroline, 1797-1880
Other Organizations
Portsmouth Academy (Portsmouth, NH)
Descriptive Terms
estates (property)
insurance
Material Type
cookbooks
correspondence
financial records
legal documents
licenses
publications
scrapbooks
wills
Subjects
Dog
Places
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

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