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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.
Scope and Contents note The Updegraff Family Papers are composed primarily of letters in addition to a variety of other materials including financial documents and journals. David Benjamin Updegraff’s materials span from 1802 to 1840 and include letters, an account book, and a journal. Many of these letters were exchanges between David and his wife, Rebecca. Rebecca Taylor Updegraff’s materials span from 1815 to 1865 and include letters written to Rebbeca in addition to a personal journal. These documents reflect the...
Dates: 1810-1929; Majority of material found within 1810 - 1896