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Edward H. C. Taylor papers, 1812-1974, bulk 1860-1886

 Collection
Identifier: SC-01

Scope and Contents

The majority of this collection is personal correspondence from E. H. C. Taylor to his family during his service in the U. S. Civil War from 1860-1864. It also includes some later correspondence, his Muster Roll and a lithograph from the 4th Regiment Michigan Infantry, and miscellaneous items. In addition, the transcripts and biographical information in the collection were provided by Edwin Villeneuve LaPlace and presented to Sally Taylor LaPlace (a decendant) in 1974.

Dates

  • 1812-1974, bulk 1860-1886

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Edward H. C. Taylor (1840-1905) was the son of Walter Teller Taylor (1802-1856) and the father of Edward Walter Desire Taylor (1876-1952). E. H. C. Taylor was educated at Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was visiting in Holland, Michigan and enlisted in the 4th Regiment Michigan Infantry. After the war he moved to Stockton, California. Later, he lived in Bellingham, Washington, where he was a principal in the Bellingham Bay and British Columbia Railroad, and eventually moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was senior freight auditor for the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 flat file)

Abstract

E. H. C. Taylor (1840-1905) was educated at Hobart College. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was visiting in Holland, Michigan and enlisted in the 4th Regiment Michigan Infantry. The majority of this collection is personal correspondence from E. H. C. Taylor to his family during his service in the U. S. Civil War from 1860-1864. It also includes some later correspondence, his Muster Roll, a lithograph from the 4th Regiment Michigan Infantry, and miscellaneous items.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence
  2. Graphic Materials
  3. Other Materials
  4. Collection Support Materials

Location

Box 1: Archives Storage / Range 22A / Section 1;

Oversize files: Archives Storage / Flat File Drawer 5

Provenance

This collection was donated by Ms. Lou Anne Kirby in 2004.

Separated Material

Oversize items have been removed to the Archives Flat File.
Title
Edward H. C. Taylor papers: A Finding Aid
Status
Completed
Author
Linda Clark Benedict (2004); Tricia McEldowney, Archivist (2018)
Date
November 2018
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)