George Washington Taylor account books
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of the four volumes of the account books of George W. Taylor. The volumes record deposits, withdrawals for payments for goods and services, and account balances.
- Taylor, George Washington (Person)
The collection is open for research use.
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George W. Taylor (1803-1891) was born on March 14, 1803, in Radnor, Pennsylvania, 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 to 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.
0.43 Linear Feet (4 volumes)
The account books of George W. Taylor record deposits, withdrawals for payments for goods and services, and account balances.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.
- George Washington Taylor account books, 1831-1882
- Kara Flynn
- November, 2015
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