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Waller Taylor letters

 Collection — Folder: S1287
Identifier: S1287

Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of letters from the John C. Short papers in the Library of Congress from November 4, 1812, to May 16, 1815, plus one letter dated December 15, 1816, which was typed and donated by Dorothy Riker. The letters are addressed to John C. Short in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 1816 letter is to Major Edmund H. Taylor, receiver of public monies in Jeffersonville, Indiana.


  • 1812-1816


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

Waller Taylor (1786-1826) was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and became a lawyer in his native state. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1800 to 1802. In 1804, Taylor moved to Vincennes, Indiana, where he practiced law. He was appointed chancellor of Indiana Territory in 1807, major of the terrritorial militia in 1807, and served in the army during the War of 1812. Taylor was promoted to Adjutant General in 1814. When Indiana was admitted to the Union in 1816, Waller was elected as a Democratic Republican member to the U.S. Senate. He was re-elected as an Republican from Adams and Clay counties, and served from December 11, 1816, to March 3, 1825. Taylor died and was buried in Lunenburg County.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dorothy Riker on 1967/11/22, and from the Library of Congress on 1968/03/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.