Robert S. Taylor papers
Scope and Contents
The letter books, the first twenty-five volumes, mainly consist of legal correspondence, ranging from 1868 to 1915. There is also one volume of political correspondence and one volume of reports for the Mississippi River Commission (V466).
There is also one oversize folder containing two letters and one map, circa 1886-1918 (B077).
Correspondents include Jane Addams, George Ade, Conrad Baker, Albert J. Beveridge, Charles J. Bonaparte, J.C. Burrows, Schuyler Colfax, Shelby M. Cullom, Edward Denby, Henry W. Diederich, Charles W. Fairbanks, Frederick P. Fish, William Dudley Foulke, Lindley M. Garrison, Newton Gilbert, James P. Goodrich, Walter Q. Gresham, J. Frank Hanley, Judson Harmon, President Benjamin Harrison, Elwood Haynes, James A. Hemenway, Merica Hoagland, Samuel Insull, William G. Irwin, John Worth Kern, Frederick Landis, Harry G. Leslie, Henry Cabot Lodge, Frank Lowden, Louis Ludlow, Thomas R. Marshall, William H.H. Miller, W.H. Moody, Edward Moseley, Harry S. New, John C. New, Richard Olney, Benjamin Parker, George F. Peabody, Daniel D. Pratt, Redfield Proctor, John Sherman, Clement Studebaker, John Studebaker, William Sulzer, President William Howard Taft, Frank L.O. Wadsworth, Lew Wallace, Booker T. Washington, James E. Watson, William W. Woollen.
- 1860-1918, undated
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Taylor was an attorney in Fort Wayne from 1860 to 1918 in patent law. He was the prosecuting attorney for the Allen County Criminal Court in 1867 and a judge of the Court of Pleas in Allen County from 1867 to 1870. Taylor made an attempt at a political career where he was first elected, as a Republican, to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1871-1872. He was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1874 and 1880. Taylor was a member of the U.S. Mississippi River Commission from 1881 t0 1914. He was the chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on Patents, Trademark, and Copyright Law in 1909; and a trustee of Wabash College. Taylor passed away on January 28, 1918 in Fort Wayne.
Pumroy, Eric and Paul Brockman. A Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1986.
Shepherd, Rebecca, A., ed. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1899. Vol. 1. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly and the Indiana Historical Bureau, 1980.
22 Cubic Feet (42 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder, 27 volumes)
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Series 1: Correspondence and papers, 1860-1918, undated
Series 2: Letterbooks, 1868-1915
- American Bar Association
- Fort Wayne (Ind.)
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Lawyers -- Indiana
- Politics and government
- Republican Party (Ind.)
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- Taylor, Robert S. (Robert Stewart), 1838-1918
- United States. Mississippi River Commission
- Wabash College
- Robert S. Taylor papers
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