Ralph May, Collector, papers

Description

Series XI. Papers of Ralph May, collector, 1710-1923, undated, is made up of miscellaneous items that appear to be connected because they were collected by Ralph May. They include: an undated letter from John Quincy Adams to his brother, acts of taxation; acts of taxation passed by the General Court of Massachusetts Bay in 1710; documents related to the Friendly Fire Society; Dr. Belknap's Sermon on the National Fast, May 9, 1798; a marriage certificate for Ralph May and Mary Hall, 1807; a copy of Jacob Sheafe's will, 1829, the family record of James Haile, 1750-1836; newspaper articles; the constitution and bylaws of the United Fire Society, and a transcript of James Rundlet's 1852 obituary.

Details

Descriptive Terms

taxes
genealogy (discipline)
local history (discipline)
correspondence
legal documents
bylaws (administrative records)
sermons
marriage certificates
wills
publications
obituaries

Physical Description

1 folder (ca. 13 items)

Finding Aid Info

Paper finding aid available in Library and Archives

Collection Code

MS025

Collection Name

Rundlet-May family papers

Date of Acquisition

1971

Reference Code

MS025.11

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Originator

May, Ralph, 1882-1973 (Collector)

Material Type

correspondence
legal documents
bylaws (administrative records)
sermons
marriage certificates
wills
publications
obituaries

Other People

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
May, Ralph, 1780-1819
May, Mary Hall

Other Organizations

United Fire Society (Portsmouth, NH)
Friendly Fire Society (Portsmouth, NH)

Subjects

Fire clubs (Cooperative Societies)

Description Level

Subgroup

Location Note

Folder 1.15