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Archives & Manuscripts

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.

Dates

  • 1831-1882

Creator

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

George W. Taylor (1803-1891) was born on March 14, 1803 in Radnor, Pa., the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Richards Taylor. Taylor was convinced (converted to Quakerism) and joined Friends at 12 St. Meeting. In 1826, he had an interview with Elias Hicks. From 1829-1830, he taught at Westtown School. Taylor became a store keeper in Philadelphia with a special emphasis on Free Labor Goods. He published the magazine "The Non-Slaveholder," and a paper devoted to peace cause called "The Citizen of the World."

George W. Taylor married three times. His first marriage was to Elizabeth Sykes in 1831, his second to Ruth Leeds in 1864, and his third marriage was to Elizabeth Burton in 1885.

George W. Taylor died on January 10, 1891 in West Philadelphia in his 88th year.

Extent

0.43 Linear Feet

Language

English

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC 1233 Taylor family papers, 1737-1999
  • MC 1179 Taylor family papers, 1846-1929
  • MC 975.02.019 Charles Shoemaker Taylor letterbooks
  • MC 975.02.023 George Washington Taylor letterbooks
  • MC 975.07.104 "Recollections of my Life Time"

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November 2015.
Title
George Washington Taylor account books, 1831-1882
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
November 2015
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Language of description note
English

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