Taylor, Moses, 1806-1882

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Moses Taylor (1806-1882), an American banker, president of the City Bank in New York since 1855. He dabbled in railroads, public utilities, and helped the Lincoln administration finance the Civil War.

From the description of Papers of Moses Taylor, 1857-1881 (bulk 1869-1881). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122443897

Moses Taylor (1806-1882) was a little-known but representative figure in the history of the mercantile and industrial development of the United States and Cuba in the nineteenth century. Taylor was a New York City merchant in the West Indies trade (chiefly Cuba), a long-time president of City Bank of New York, an entrepreneur and manager in the railroad and mining industries, a life-long Tammany supporter, an ambivalent War Democrat with personal and business ties to the South, and an important member of August Belmont's clique of Democratic businessmen.

From the guide to the Moses Taylor papers, 1793-1906, 1835-1890, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Moses Taylor (1806-1882) was a little-known but representative figure in the history of the mercantile and industrial development of the United States and Cuba in the nineteenth century.

Taylor was a New York City merchant in the West Indies trade (chiefly Cuba), a long-time president of City Bank of New York, an entrepreneur and manager in the railroad and mining industries, a life-long Tammany supporter, an ambivalent War Democrat with personal and business ties to the South, and an important member of August Belmont's clique of Democratic businessmen.

From the description of Moses Taylor papers, 1793-1906, bulk (1835-1890). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378718

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Bentley, John A. Letters, 1873. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Moses Taylor and Company. Account book, 1855-1878. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph Company. New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph Company minute book, 1854-1867. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Union Defence Committee of the City of New York. Records, 1861-1885 (bulk 1861-1865). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Taylor, Moses, 1806-1882. Papers of Moses Taylor, 1857-1881 (bulk 1869-1881). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Taylor, Moses, 1806-1882. Moses Taylor papers, 1793-1906, bulk (1835-1890). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Moses Taylor papers, 1793-1906, 1835-1890 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, T, 1580-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn King, John. Deposition, 1769 October 30. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. Coal Dept. Records, 1856-1899 [microfilm]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Lukens, Edmund T. (Edmund Taylor), 1848-1940,. Scranton family papers, 1829-1940. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. Records, 1849-1960. Hagley Museum & Library
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associatedWith Bentley, John A. person
associatedWith Cayuga and Susquehanna Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Chestnut Hill Iron Ore Company corporateBody
associatedWith Chestnut Hill Iron Ore Company. corporateBody
associatedWith City Bank (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Coit, Henry Augustus person
associatedWith Coit, Henry Augustus. person
associatedWith Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. Coal Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harvey Screw and Bolt Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Heckscher, Charles person
associatedWith Heckscher, Charles. person
associatedWith Jersey Shore Improvement Company. corporateBody
associatedWith King, John. person
associatedWith Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company (Scranton, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lukens, Edmund T. (Edmund Taylor), 1848-1940, person
associatedWith Moses Taylor and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Moses Taylor and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith New Jersey Zinc and Iron Company. corporateBody
associatedWith New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Penn Mining and Smelting Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pyne, Percy Rivington person
associatedWith Pyne, Percy Rivington. person
associatedWith Shelton, Philo person
associatedWith Shelton, Philo. person
associatedWith St. Louis and Hannibal Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Taylor, Henry Augustus Coit person
associatedWith Taylor, Henry Augustus Coit. person
associatedWith Taylor, Jacob Bloom person
associatedWith Taylor, Jacob Bloom. person
associatedWith Turnure, Lawrence person
associatedWith Turnure, Lawrence. person
associatedWith Union Defence Committee of the City of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Union Iron and Coal Company. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Cuba
Pennsylvania
New York
Cuba
New York (State)--New York
New York (N. Y.)
New York (State)
United States
Foreign countries
Subject
Mines and mineral resources--United States
Investments
Investments--Cuba
Businessmen--Archives
Capitalism and financiers
Sugar
Coal mines and mining
Business
Foreign trade and employment
Railroads--Pennsylvania
International trade
Slavery
Capitalists and financiers
Railroads
Labor
Coal mines and mining--United States
Railroads--United States
American
Mines and Mineral Resources
Entrepreneurship
Industrial relations--United States
Americans--Foreign countries
Industrial organization
Industrial relations
Slavery--Cuba
Bankers--Archives
Occupation
Bankers
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Birth 1806-01-11

Death 1882-05-23

English,

Spanish; Castilian

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