Taylor, George Washington
- Existence: 1803 - 1891
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Includes letters of Elihu Burritt (1810-1879) and others on Quakers, African Americans, and slavery; 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 the use and sale of goods not attached to the slavery economy.
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.
In the volume, George W. Taylor describes his family genealogy, his early education, his experiences growing up as a Quaker and a conversation he had with Elias Hicks, his career as a teacher in New York and Pennsylvania, and his business selling slave-free labor dry goods during the Civil War.
- Quakers -- History 4
- Antislavery movements -- United States 3
- Quakers 3
- Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century 2
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 2
- Slave labor 2
- genealogies (histories) 2
- Antislavery movements -- History 1
- Church controversies -- Society of Friends 1
- Quaker abolitionists 1
- Quaker businesspeople 1
- Quaker lawyers 1
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania 1
- Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends 1
- Society of Friends 1
- Society of Friends -- Doctrines 1
- account books 1
- autobiographies (documents) 1
- correspondence 1
- financial records 1
- manuscripts (documents) 1 ∧ less