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Guide to the John W. Taylor Papers
1798-1852
 MS 615

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Margaret Bausman

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 14, 2014
Finding Aid is written in English.

Container List

Series 5: Personal Papers, 1803-1832 and Undated

Arrangement Note

Series 5: Personal Papers is arranged chronologically. Of note, Series 5 contains 13 “bundles” of calling cards and invitations housed in Box 6. The wrappers of 8 of the original “bundles” of 13 bear annotation with dates and are thus arranged chronologically followed by the remaining 5 undated “bundles”. The original wrapping materials are housed separately in Box 7 and arranged in the same order.

Description of the original 13 bundles:

8 bundles with outer markings: 1.“Cards & Invitations, 1818 – 1819, 2 fep. (?), 15 Cong”. White paper wrapper with “draft” of business letter regarding court proceedings of an indebted client dated Aug. 25, 1918 on the inside. Tied with pink ribbon. 2.“Cards ???, Dec. 21 to Jan. 20. 1822”. White paper wrapper. 3.“Cards, 1 fefs. (?) 18th Congrefs, Dec. 1. 1823 to May 27. 1824 –". White paper wrapper. 4."Visits, 2 fep. (?) 20th Cong". White paper wrapper with pink ribbon. 5.“1829, 1830”. White paper wrapper. 6.“Cards ?? 2 fep (?), 21 Cong. 1830-31”. White paper wrapper tied with pink ribbon. 7."Cards of Visit, 1 fep (?) 22 Cong, 1831. 32”. White paper wrapper tied with pink ribbon. 8.“Cards, 2 fefs (?). 22 Cong, 1823 – 33”. Tan paper wrapper tied with pink ribbon.

5 bundles with no outer markings: 2 bundles in white paper wrappers tied with pink ribbon. 1 bundle in tan paper wrapper tied with thin brown twine. 1 bundle wrapped in tissue paper tied with pink ribbon. 1 bundle in white paper wrapper on the inside of which there is a list of foreign dignitaries.

Scope and Content Note

Series 5 consists of diplomas and certificates, personal notes, invitations and calling cards. There is Taylor's 1803 diploma from Union College, several certificates attesting to Taylor's law credentials and a certificate declaring Taylor a Deputy Post Master. There is a series of undated papers which appear to be Taylor's notes and musings related to political activities. There is a substantial collection of calling cards spanning the years Taylor held office in Washington.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Diplomas and Certificates
1803-1827
Box
5
Folder
11
 

Notes

Box: 5 Folder : 12 Invitations
1805-1835
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Calling Cards and Invitations
1818-1819
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Calling Cards
1821-1822
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Calling Cards
1823-1824
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Calling Cards
ca. 1827-1829
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Calling Cards
1829-1830
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Calling Cards
1830-1831
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Calling Cards
1831-1832
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Calling Cards
1832-1833
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Calling Cards
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Calling Cards
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Calling Cards
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Calling Cards
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Calling Cards and Invitations
Undated
Box: 7 Wrapping Materials for Calling Card Bundles
1818-1832

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