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Finding aid to the James Lewis May Papers
MS.1976.013  
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Description
The May papers include correspondence addressed to James Lewis May and his daughter, Barbara Lewis May, as well as manuscripts of works by May and his correspondents.
Background
James Lewis May was a prolific author, translator, and publisher of the first half of the twentieth century. In 1936, he published John Lane and the Nineties, and throughout the 1920s and 1930s, wrote other studies of writers such as Charles Lamb, George Eliot and Anatole France. In the 1930s, May converted to Roman Catholicism, and subsequently wrote a series of works on Cardinal John Henry Newman, Father George Tyrrell, and issues of interest to English Catholics.
Extent
1762 items
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Collection is open for research.