Taylor, Charles, 1954-

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Epithet: mechanic

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Epithet: of Liphook

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Epithet: Master of St John's College, Cambridge

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Epithet: trade union official

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Epithet: Surgeon to Sierra Leone Colony

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Epithet: Irish Excise clerk

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Epithet: of Manchester

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Epithet: Methodist minister in Guernsey

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Taylor's of Wombwell began as a small local jobbing printer in the 1890s in the then small mining town of Wombwell in Southern Yorkshire. The founder, Albert Taylor, supplied the printing needs of this small community and surrounding area. Taylor's two eldest sons were responsible for catapulting the family business into the world of showbusiness.

Returning home from the battlefields of World War I, Taylor's two eldest sons had a lucky break when they managed, at short notice, to print the publicity for a London theatrical agent whose touring show was just about to open in Barnsley. In order to fulfil the order, the brothers had to saw up the kitchen table in the shape of a gigantic 'W' for the posters. Their effort so impressed the agent that he promised the brothers the bulk of his future business. He was true to his word and this proved to be the foundation on which the successful business was built.

By the mid-1920s they were one of the leading printers of entertainment industry advertising in the United Kingdom with music hall, fairground and circus showmen among their national client base. The firm became a limited company in the 1920's; and in the 1950s, Taylor's (Theatrical) Printers Ltd. was established to separate the commercial from the theatrical side of the business.

The beautifully-drawn chromolithographic pantomime posters in the collection provide a fascinating visual record of how travelling entertainment forms were marketed throughout the twentieth century.

From the guide to the Charles Taylor Collection, 1890s-1980s, (National Fairground Archive, University of Sheffield Library.)

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referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf CODEX SINAITICUS PAPERS. Vol. IX (ff. 85). Letters; 2 June 1934-27 March 1937.Sir Harold Idris Bell, Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum: Correspondence rel. to acquisition of Codex Sinaiticus: 1933-1935: Partly drafts.John Humphrey Witney, Assista... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXVI (ff. 260). Aug.-Sept.1876.includes:f. 1 Hamilton Fish, US statesman: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1876.f. 5 Hamilton Fish, US statesman: Letters to General Schenck: 1872, 1875.: Copies.ff. 7, 78, 86 Frances Anna Maria Russ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. X (ff. i+212). 1 Jan.-29 Dec. 1896.Henry Festing Jones, author and composer: Correspondence with S. Butler: 1878-1902.Alfred Emery Cathie, assistant of Samuel Butler: Correspondence with S. Butler and H. F. Jones: 1888-1902.includes:ff. 1, 4, 1... British Library
referencedIn University of Michigan. News and Information Services. Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005 (bulk 1960-1995) Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Vol. I.includes:ff. 5-207 passim, 253, 280, 341 Reverend David Love, senior: Letters to G. Chalmers: 1787-1807. ff. 23, 136, 144 Alexander Stenhouse, Dr: Letters to G. Chalmers: 1788-1807. ff. 49-55 Charles Taylor: Letters to G. Chalmers: 1789. ff... British Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1776-1927 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Books from the personal library of John Rawls, 1915-2002. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford, 1981-2011 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Charles Taylor Collection, 1890s-1980s National Fairground Archive, University of Sheffield Library.
referencedIn Vol. XXXVII (ff. 338). Dec. 1790-July, 1791.includes:f. 1 Captain Velters Cornewall Berkeley, RN: Letters to the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1787, 1790.ff. 3, 231, 259, 284 John Reeves, formerly Chief Justice of Newfoundland: Correspondence with the 1... British Library
referencedIn The A. Romeo Horton Collection, 1959-2007 Liberian Collectionshttp://www.onliberia.org
referencedIn Vol. XII (ff. 253). May-Dec. 1893.COUNTY OF London: Correspondence and papers of J. Burns as L.C.C. representative for Battersea: 1889-1905.Trade Unions: Correspondence, speeches, etc., of J. Burns, M.P., rel.to: 1872-1905.includes:ff. 1, 30 George... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CLXXXIX (ff. 305). Oct.-8 Nov. 1824.includes:ff. 1, 3 Frederic Augustus Carrington, barrister: Correspondence with Sir R. Feel: 1824.f. 4 Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet; philanthropist: Correspondence witli Sir R. Peel: 1823-1844.f. 5... British Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Vol. XCV (ff. 357). 10 Mar.-9 Apr. 1818..includes:ff. 1, 3, 216, 258 Sir Nicholas Conway Colthurst, 4th Baronet; MP for Cork: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1813-1824.f. 5 Sarah Mitchell Hackett, wife of John Hackett: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1... British Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Will Inman Papers, 1910-2009 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Joseph Shipley, Jr., collection, Shipley, Joseph, Jr., collection, 1803-1864, 1813-1855 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z and unidentified Houghton Library
referencedIn Robert M. (Robert Maskell) Patterson papers, 1775-1853, 1775-1853 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Neal, John, 1793-1876. Papers, 1803-1880 Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. IV. (ff. 329). 9 Jan. 1795-20 Dec. 1801. Included are:-Copy of the will of John Sibthorp, M.D., Regius Professor of Botany at Oxford, 12 Jan. 1796. f. 49;-Account of an earthquake at Nottingham in Nov. 1795. f. 20.includes:f. 1 John Murray: Lett... British Library
referencedIn CLARKSON PAPERS. Vol. IV. Register of medical cases among negro colonists of Sierra Ieone, 26 Nov. 1791-5 Jan. [1792], ff.1-5, followed (ff.6-35) by a private journal, 7 Mar.-[25 Apr. 1792]. At the end, reversing the volume (ff. 34 b-39 b; a leaf i... British Library
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associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
correspondedWith Neal, John, 1793-1876 person
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correspondedWith Nourse, J. E. person
associatedWith Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824 person
associatedWith Rawls, John, 1921-2002 person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965 person
associatedWith Shipley family family
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associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Down, county of, Ireland
Preston, Lancashire
Coventry, Warwickshire
Nonington, Kent
Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire
Sierra Leone, Colony of, Africa
Bolton, Lancashire
Persia, Asia Minor
Dublin, Ireland
Stretford, Herefordshire
Warrington, Lancashire
London, county of, England
Bo'ness, Linlithgow
Guildford, Surrey


Birth 1954-08-06


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