Person record: MAY, William R.  (1835-1895)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameWilliam Rutton MAY
Relevance of this personlecturer; author of lectures used with slide sets 
Main period of activity1870s-90s
date unknownemployeeRoyal Polytechnic Institution
10 September 1835born atIslington, London N, England
1871resident120 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N, England
2 April 187135census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/251.68.6
– occupation “Shipping Manager”
1875resident39 Mortimer Road, Downham Road, London, England
2 December 187944lecturer[Magic lantern exhibition], London, England, 2 December 1879
1881resident52 Malvern Road, Dalston, London, England
3 April 188145census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/300.30.53
– occupation “Lecturer (General Science)”
11 October 188146lecturer[Magic lantern lecture], London, England, 11 October 1881
15 November 188752lecturer[Microscope exhibition], London, England, 15 November 1887
1891-1894resident130 St Paul's Road, Canonbury, London N, England
1891-1892~55memberNational Society of Lanternists
5 April 189155census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/176.177.25
– occupation “Science lecturer”
1895~59died atunknown location
Texts linked to this personPublished correspondence (1)

John T. Boyde, F. Brown, ‘ Fred’, A.F. Wilkins, Edgar Heywood, ‘ Anti-Bounce’, H.P. Chandler and William R. May, Correspondence in OMLJ 5.56 (January 1894)  –  'Advertisement slides'

Lectures (2)

William R. May, Across central Africa with Stanley and Emin (London: 1890)

William R. May, British bravery in Matabeleland: and the last stand of Major Wilson (1894)

(* = main subject)

Help: a journal of social service (1891-1892) Vol. 1 No. 8 (1 September 1891), p. 155
  –  member of National Society of Lanternists

Hughes's illustrated price list of magic and patent cylindrical dissolving view lanterns and apparatus (London: W.C. Hughes, 1878), p. 2

Lucerna ID no. 6000681Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016