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Person: MAY, William R.  (1835-1895)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
William Rutton MAY
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
lecturer; author of lectures used with slide sets
Main period of activity
1870s-90s
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
10 September 1835
born at
2 April 1871
35
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/251.68.6
– occupation “Shipping Manager”
2 December 1879
44
lecturer
[Magic lantern exhibition] (lantern entertainment, London, England, 2 December 1879)
3 April 1881
45
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/300.30.53
– occupation “Lecturer (General Science)”
11 October 1881
46
lecturer
[Magic lantern lecture] (lantern lecture, London, England, 11 October 1881)
15 November 1887
52
lecturer
[Microscope exhibition] (microscope lecture, London, England, 15 November 1887)
1891 – 1892
~55
member
5 April 1891
55
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/176.177.25
– occupation “Science lecturer”
1895
~59
died at
unknown location
Texts linked to this person
Published 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)

References
Help: a journal of social service (1891-1892) Vol. 1 No. 8 (1 September 1891), p. 155
  –  member of National Society of Lanternists
Lucerna ID  6000681

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 June 2014

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