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Taylor family papers

 Collection — Folder: S1142
Identifier: S1142

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopy of a letter and envelope from Zachariah and Susannah Taylor in Greene County, Virginia on May 24, 1843, to their son, Paschal Taylor and his wife in Waterloo, Fayette County, Indiana, regarding family matters, the price of corn, the scarcity of money with personal debt rising, and the upcoming presidential elections and state politics. Also included in the collection is a photocopy of the Danville High School Annual Alumni Banquet announcement and menu, May 20, 1908.


  • 1843, 1908

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Paschal Taylor was born in 1799 in Virginia to Zachariah and Susannah Taylor. He married Permelia Eddins on May 20, 1817 and lived in Madison County, Virginia. By 1840, his family had migrated to Waterloo, Fayette County, Indiana. Taylor died May 13, 1861 in Putnam County, Indiana.

Sources: "Paschal Taylor." 1830 United States Federal Census. Accessed November 5, 2016.; "Paschal Taylor." 1840 United States Federal Census. Accessed November 5, 2016. "Paschal Taylor." Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850. Accessed November 5, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Norma Taylor Schnieder.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/11/05 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/05 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/09 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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