Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Taylor, R. mss., 1804-1848, are typescripts of letters and papers of the Taylor family of Mason County, Kentucky, copied by Myra Esarey, Bloomington, Indiana, on July 7, 1917, from the originals loaned for that purpose by Frances Taylor of Hillsboro, Indiana.

Included are bills of sale of March 28, 1804, March 6, 1812, and August 22, 1814, to Robert Taylor, Jr. and John Taylor, the two last being for the sale of slaves; letters to Mrs. Sarah Taylor from her husband, Robert Taylor, February 15, 1835, and from a nephew, Stephen Wilkins, November 29, 1836; a letter to James Taylor from George W.M. Millen, November 10, 1844, describing his experiences at the Louisville Medical Institute, where he was a student; and a letter, November 9, 1848, to James Taylor from his sister, Jennie.

Collection size: 8 items

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