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Taylor Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1179

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, papers, photographs, and records. Includes letters of Elihu Burritt (1810-1879) and others on Quakers, African Americans, and slavery; also papers of Francis R. Taylor (1884-1947) on Quakers, 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.

Dates

  • 1846-1929

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Elihu Burritt (1810-­1879) was an American crusader for peace and a code of international law; he was not a Quaker.

Francis Richards Taylor (1884-­1947) was a lawyer and minister in Cheltenham Monthly Meeting (from The Friend, vol. 120, 1947, p. 318).

George Washington Taylor (1803­-1891) was born in Radnor, Pennsylvania, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Richards Taylor. He attended a school run by Enoch Lewis and taught at Westtown School, 1829-­1830, and at Lindley Murray Moore's School in Flushing, New York. He was an agent of the Friends Bible Association and publishing agent of the Friend. He worked in the cause of temperance. Taylor was a storekeeper in Philadelphia who sold free labor goods. He was publisher of periodical, The Non­Slaveholder, and a peace paper, The Citizen of the World. A convinced Friend, Taylor joined 12th St. (Philadelphia) Meeting. He married Elizabeth Sykes in 1831; Ruth Leeds (d. 1881)in 1864; and Elizabeth Burton in 1885. (from Dictionary of Quaker Biography and Taylor autobiography)

Extent

3 boxes (3 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Correspondence, papers, photographs, and records. Includes letters of Elihu Burritt (1810-1879) and others on Quakers, African Americans, and slavery; also papers of Francis R. Taylor (1884-1947) on Quakers, 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.

Related Materials

There seems to be no connection with Haverford's Taylor Collection, HC.MC.962.

Processing Information

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Title
Taylor Family papers, 1846-1929
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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