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Taylor family papers

 Collection
Identifier: L235

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed, mimeographed, typeset and autographed poems, correspondence and reminiscences from Tucker W. Taylor; addresses and medical papers from James H. Taylor and medical students in Greencastle, Indiana and Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1870-1904 regarding poetry, publishing, family life and medical diseases and practice.

Dates

  • 1870-1904, undated

Creator

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

James Henry Taylor was born to James and Susan Mahala Williamson Taylor, Nov. 15, 1852. He was the older brother of Tucker Woodson and William W. Taylor. He was a medical doctor and married Lelia Elizabeth Kern in 1880, with whom he had two children, Marjorie Ann and John. He died in 1945 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sources:

"Taylor, James H., Dr.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/05/20. http://www.findagrave.com

"Taylor, James Henry." North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000. Retrieved 2016/05/20. http://interactive.ancestrylibrary.com/ "Taylor, T.W.". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/05/20. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

Biographical Note

Tucker Woodson Taylor was born to James and Susan Mahala Williamson Taylor in 1854. He was the younger brother of James Henry Taylor and older brother of William W. Taylor. He was graduated fro Indiana Asbury University in 1878 and worked as a tutor at the Forest Academy, Kentucky in 1878-1879. He was later private secretary to W.C. De Pauw and John Clark Ridpath. He first wrote poetry in 1887 and his works included "Songs of old Sileural; a potpourri of poetical Putnam". He used the pen names of "William T. Hunter" and "Civis Americanus". He died May 11, 1901 in Greencastle, Indiana.

Sources:

"Taylor, T.W.". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/05/20. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Taylor, Tucker W.". Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920. Retrieved 2016/05/20. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Taylor, Tucker Woodson." (1949) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1816-1916: biographical sketches of authors who published during the first century of Indiana statehood, with lists of their books. (p. 315). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 16.810 B291I

Biographical Note

James Taylor was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky on Jan. 14, 1822. He came to Greencastle, Indiana in 1851 and planted what became known as Pine Forest (hundreds of young trees). On Dec. 20, 1849, he married Susan Mahala Williamson, with whom he had three sons, James, Henry, Tucker Woodson and William W. He was a store owner for many years. Susan died in 1894, he died June 8, 1900 in Greencastle.

Information found within the collection.

"Taylor, James." Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920. Retrieved 2016/05/20. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Taylor, James." Web: Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861. Retrieved 2016/05/20. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Taylor, T.W.". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/05/20. http://search.ancestrylibrary.co

Extent

0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Robert Russo on 1965/08/20.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLO 811 NO. 160: Songs of old Sileural; a potpourri of poetical Putnam ...

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/05/20 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/20 by Edythe Huffman.
Title
Taylor family papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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