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Taylor, George Washington

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1803 - 1891

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Free Produce Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-011
Scope and Contents This collection contains the minutes from 1845 - 1852, from the Free Produce Association of the Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. George W. Taylor was the secretary of the organization, at least for the duration of this minute book. The minutes contain finance reports, nominations for officiers, and reports from various committees, including reports from a committee delegated to be in correspondence with Quakers in England doing similar work.

Taylor Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1233
Overview This collection traces several generations of the Quaker Taylor family, but centers on Francis R. Taylor (1884-1947) and George Washington Taylor (1803-1891). The former was an attorney and collector of information about his own and related families as well as local historical information. The latter who ran a free produce store in Philadelphia in the period before the American Civil War was connected through his interests in free labor to many correspondents.

Taylor Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1179
Scope and Contents Correspondence, papers and photographs, records. Includes letters of Elihu Burritt (1810-1879) and others on Quakers and African Americans and slavery; also papers of Francis R. Taylor (1884-1947) on Quakers and African Americans and peace; and George Washington Taylor (1803-1891) papers and Free Produce Association records relating to Taylor's work for free produce labor.

Taylor family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-818
Scope and Content note This collection contains materials pertaining to the Taylor family. It contains correspondence, journals, legal documents, genealogical information, and research in the history of Quakerism. There are also many photographs in the collection, including carte de vistas and other nineteenth century photographic techniques.

Other related families within the collection include the Savery, Scattergood, Richie, Hooton and Roberts families.

"Recollections of my Life Time"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-104
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the original, handwritten manuscript of George W. Taylor's 1887 autobiography, entitled "Recollections of my Life Time and what I have learned from my Ancestors," and a modern typed transcription of the manuscript, with an introduction, summary and an index for personal names, locations, and Meetings & Meeting Houses included in the manuscript. The transcript was compiled by a later relative.In the volume, Taylor describes his family genealogy,...

George W. Taylor letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-023
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two volumes of the letterbooks of George W. Taylor, which contain business correspondence.

George Washington Taylor account books

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-032
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the three volumes of the account books of George W. Taylor. The volumes record deposits, withdrawals for payments for goods and services, and account balances.