May family papers
Scope and Contents Note
The May family papers (1870-1945; 0.4 cubic feet) document the lives of a couple generations of the Richmond-based May family. Photograph subjects in the collection include J.A. May in his Confederate Army uniform post-Civil War, J. Howard May, Jr. as an infant, Virgil May, Sr., Phil May with relatives at Virginia Military Institute, and Virgil R. May, Jr. with his wife Ella and children Linda and Billy.
Letters in the collection are primarily written by or to Virgil, Jr. and Ella, including ten letters the former wrote to his parents during his surgeon internship at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.
- Creation: 1870 - 1945
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Virgil May, Sr. and his wife Mamie lived in Richmond during the early- and mid-20th century. One of their twin sons, Virgil R. May, Jr., graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1939, while the other, Phil, graduated from Virginia Military Institute the same year. Virgil Jr. went on to become a doctor and married Ella Stowe.
Source: Materials within collection.
0.4 Cubic Feet (1 document box)
Files are arranged chronologically.
Accession number 2019-0197, purchased November 2015.
- May family papers
- Tanner Greene
- 23 October 2019
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Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository
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