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Abraham May

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Title:
Abraham May
Description:
"May lost his eyes and right hand while blasting on the Utica & Black River Railroad, August 10th, 1871" "Mr. May has a wife and six children dependent on him for support. Before being disabled he was always a sober and hardworking man. What sum you may choose to give him will not be misplaced." First line of poem: Good Christians, ever true and kind. Poem in 4 stanzas appealing for charity
Date:
1873
Format:
Documents
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Mendicant Literature
Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (PN1083.B6 A15)
Series:
Harvard Medical Library Mendicant Literature
Subjects:
Blind
Poetry
Amputees
Railroad accidents
Visually Impaired Persons
Mendicant literature
Begging poems
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Publisher:
Standard Print
Notes:
Part of the Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection
Language:
English
Identifier:
DigID0003003
DigID0003004
Physical Item 32044115003642
BibID 009920156