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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

insurance
estates (property)
correspondence
financial records
legal documents
cookbooks
publications
wills
licenses
scrapbooks

Physical Description

ca. 19 items

Finding Aid Info

Paper finding aid availalbe in Library and Archives

Collection Code

MS025

Collection Name

Rundlet-May family papers

Date of Acquisition

1971

Reference Code

MS025.06

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Material Type

correspondence
financial records
legal documents
cookbooks
publications
wills
licenses
scrapbooks

Other People

May , Gertrude
Rundlet, Caroline, 1797-1880

Other Organizations

Portsmouth Academy (Portsmouth, NH)

Subjects

Dog

Description Level

Subgroup

Historical/Biographical Note

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

Arrangement

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