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.
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.
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