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George W. Taylor letterbooks

Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-023

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of two volumes of the letterbooks of George W. Taylor. The letterbooks contain business correspondence.


  • Creation: 1852-1868


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

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 12th St. Meeting. In 1826, he had an interview with Elias Hicks. From 1829 to 1830, Taylor 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.


0.2 linear ft. (2 volumes, 1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is comprised of two volumes of the letterbooks of convinced Quaker George W. Taylor, which contain business correspondence.


The George W. Taylor letterbooks were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1938 by Francis R. Taylor.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.1233 Taylor family papers, 1737-1999
  • HC.MC.1179 Taylor family papers, 1846-1929
  • HC.MC.975.02.019 Charles Shoemaker Taylor letterbooks
  • HC.MC.975.08.032 George Washington Taylor

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.

George W. Taylor letterbooks, 1852-1868
Kara Flynn
August, 2015
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