Taylor, John, 1781-1864

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Keat's publisher.

From the description of Autograph letter unsigned (a retained draft) : London, to J.A. Hessey, 1820 Aug. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270579213

John Taylor, publisher, joined the firm of Taylor and Hessey in 1813, and soon after published The Identity of Junius, an attempt to identify Junius as Sir William Francis. He edited the London Magazine from 1821 to 1824, appointing Thomas Hood his replacement; his contributors and literary friends included Hood and Lamb. He published several works in opposition to Sir Robert Peel's stand on the currency question.

From the description of John Taylor correspondence, 1803-1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702147065

From the description of John Taylor correspondence, 1803-1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79315540

John Taylor was born in Nottinghamshire in 1781. Taylor moved to London about 1806, becoming a partner in the publishing firm Taylor & Hussey (later Taylor & Walton). Taylor published several works attributing the letters of "Junius" to Sir Philip Francis, an identification still widely accepted today, and served as editor of the London Magazine in 1821-24. Taylor's literary friends included Charles Lamb, Thomas Hood, and Samuel Coleridge.

Taylor, perhaps influenced by his brother, the banker James Taylor (1788-1863), was opposed to the currency policies of Sir Thomas Peel, and authored several books and pamphlets on the subject of currency reform, including "Currency Fallacies Refuted and Paper Money Vindicated" (London, 1833) and "The Monetary Policy of England and America" (London, 1843). His other works include "The Great Pyramid: Why Was It Built?" (London, 1859), and articles on antiquarian subjects for Macmillan's and the Gentleman's Magazine.

John Taylor did not marry. He died in Kensington on July 5, 1864.

From the guide to the John Taylor correspondence, 1803-1861, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. Leigh Hunt manuscript material : 327 items, 1801-1859 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Reynolds, Charlotte, 1802-1884. Autograph letter in third person : [London], to Richard Woodhouse, Thursday morning [1821?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed : [London], to John Taylor, 1819 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Papers, 1818-1852 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bailey, Benjamin, 1791-1853. Autograph letter signed : Oxford, to John Taylor, 1818 Apr. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Eliza L. Emmerson manuscript material : 2 items, 1821 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Emmerson, Eliza L. Eliza L. Emmerson manuscript material : 2 items, 1821 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. Hadst thou liv'd in days of old : manuscript poem in the autograph of Richard Woodhouse, [1817 or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, 1788-1834. Letters : London, to John Taylor, London, 1811-1824. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Louis Arthur Holman collection of Keats iconography and related papers, 1752-1963. Houghton Library
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Clare, John, 1793-1864. Letters : to John Taylor, London, [1821 Jan.] and 1821 Feb. 21. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Mary Russell Mitford manuscript material : 10 items, 1814-1854 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Wylie, Charles G., fl. 1828. Autograph letter signed : Doctors Commons, to John Taylor, 1828 Aug. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. Autograph letter signed : to John Taylor, publisher, [1825?] "Monday." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Taylor, John, 1781-1864. John Taylor correspondence, 1803-1861. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed : [London], to John Taylor, 1820 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. Letters, : Oxford and London, to Seymour Adelman, Chester, Pa., 1936-1952. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Abbey, Richard, fl. 1810-1827. Autograph letter signed : Pancrass Lane, to John Taylor, 1821 Apr. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852. Autograph letter signed : "50 Poland Street", to John Taylor, 1820 July 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Taylor, John, 1781-1864. Extract (not autograph) from a letter : London?, to Sir James Mackintosh, 1818 Dec. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed : [London], to John Taylor, 1819 Sept. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Farren, Elizabeth, 1762-1829. Elizabeth Farren manuscript material : 1 item, 1820 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bailey, Benjamin, 1791-1853. Autograph letter signed : Oxford, to John Taylor, 1818 Feb. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Clare, John, 1793-1864. Autograph letter signed J Clare to: "My Dear Taylor" June 21, 1821. Wellesley College
creatorOf Hessey, J. A. (James Augustus), 1785-1870. J. A. Hessey manuscript material : 1 item, 1818 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Clare, John, 1793-1864. Autograph letter signed John Clare to: "My Dear Taylor" January 15, 1835. Wellesley College
creatorOf Cunningham, Thomas Mounsey, 1776-1834. Thomas Mounsey Cunningham manuscript material : 1 item, 1821 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Clare, John, 1793-1864. Autograph letter signed John Clare to: "My Dear Taylor" February 1, 1830. Wellesley College
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed : [London], to John Taylor, [1820?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Clare, John, 1793-1864. Autograph letter signed J Clare to: "My Dear Taylor" July 1, 1830. Wellesley College
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, 1788-1834. Woodhouse's collection of letters and manuscripts relating to John Keats. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842. Autograph letter signed : "Wentworth Place", to John Taylor, [1821] Aug. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed : Weymouth, to John Taylor, 1819 Sept. 19-20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842. Autograph letter signed : [Hampstead], to John Taylor, [1820 Mar. 13 ]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842. Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to John Taylor, [1821] Mar. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed with initials : [London], to John Taylor, [1818 Nov.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Clare, John, 1793-1864. Autograph letter signed J Clare to: "My Dear Taylor" January 26], 1831. Wellesley College
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph draft of a letter : [London], to his cousin Mary Frogley, [1818 Oct.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gifford, William, 1756-1826. Autograph letter signed : [London], to John Taylor, 1815 Dec. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. Fill for me a brimming bowl : autograph poem, 1814 Aug. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Severn, Joseph, 1793-1879. Collection of a letter and a drawing : Rome, 1821-1825. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Bailey, Benjamin, 1791-1853. Autograph letter signed : Oxford, to John Taylor, 1818 May 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hutchinson, H. C. Letters : Retford and Welham to John Taylor, London, 1804-1848 Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Mathew, George Felton, b. 1795. Three poems : manuscript poems in the hand of Richard Woodhouse, undated [ca. 1816 or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Leigh Hunt manuscript material : 332 items, 1801-1859 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. O come, dearest Emma! the rose is full blown and O Solitude! if I must with thee dwell : autograph poems, undated [1815-1816]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed with initials : [London], to John Taylor, [1820 Jun. ]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844. Letter : Chiswick, to James Gillman, Highgate, 1821 July 7. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Thomas Mounsey Cunningham manuscript material : 1 item, 1821 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Catalogue of the library of the late John Taylor, Esq. [holograph] 1865. Ohio University, Alden Library
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Autograph letter signed with initials : Edinburgh, to Messrs. Taylor and Hessey, 1822 Apr. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842. Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to John Taylor, [1821] Aug. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842. Autograph letter signed : Chichester, to John Taylor, 1820 Sept. [i.e. October] 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852. Autograph letter signed : Exmouth, to John Taylor, 1820 Sept. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Joseph Severn papers, 1821-1899. Houghton Library
creatorOf Bailey, Benjamin, 1791-1853. Letter : Oxford, to John Taylor, London, 1818 Jan. 3. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed with initials : [London], to John Taylor, [1820 Jun. 30]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852. Autograph note signed : [London], to John Taylor, [1820? Mar.] Wednesday Morning. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852. Letters of John Hamilton Reynolds, 1816-1821. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Hilton, William, 1786-1839. William Hilton manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1820 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. The house of mourning written by Mr. Scott : manuscript poem in autograph of Richard Woodhouse, undated [ca. 1817 or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Colvin, Sidney, 1845-1927. Letters : London, to Samuel Loveman, Cleveland, Ohio, 1916-1919. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Bailey, Benjamin, d. 1853. Autograph letter signed : Dallington, to John Taylor, 1821 May 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. ALS : Margate, to John Taylor, [1821 June 8]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Papers, 1808-1888. Houghton Library
creatorOf Taylor, John, 1781-1864. Autograph letter signed : "Fleet Street," to John Keats, 1820 Sept. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Clare, John, 1793-1864. Letters, 1820-1830, Helpstone, England. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed : [London], to John Taylor, 1819 Aug. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Godwin, William, 1756-1836. William Godwin manuscript material : 338 items, 1778-1836 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf John Taylor correspondence, 1803-1861 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hare, Julius Charles, 1795-1855. Julius Charles Hare manuscript material : 4 items, ca. 1821-1824 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Taylor, John, 1781-1864. Autograph letter unsigned (a retained draft) : London, to J.A. Hessey, 1820 Aug. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bailey, Benjamin, 1791-1853. Autograph letter signed : [Oxford], to John Taylor, Tuesday evening [1818 June 9]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. Collection of autograph letters signed : primarily London, primarily to John Taylor, 1818-1820. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frances Maria Kelly, 1800-1883, bulk dates: 1816-1849 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Richard Owen papers, 1827-1889, 1827-1889 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Poems & c by, or relating to, John Keats : autograph title page signed : London, 1818 Nov. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Papers, 1818-1852 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842. Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to John Taylor, [1820] Mar. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed : [London ], to John Taylor, [1819 Aug.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859. Letter : to [Taylor & Hessey], [1820 or 1821]. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850. Letter : Grasmere near Kendal, to John Taylor, London, 1806 June 16. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. Nature withheld Cassandra in the skies : manuscript poem in the autograph of Richard Woodhouse, undated [1818 or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bailey, Benjamin, 1791-1853. Autograph manuscript, undated [ca. 1821 May 8]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Autograph letter signed : [London], to John Taylor, 1818 Nov. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Taylor, John, 1781-1864. Autograph letter signed : "Waterloo Place", to Richard Woodhouse, 1821? Mar. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Hilton manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1820 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. Notes concerning John Keats, undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Spencer, Aubrey George, 1795-1872. Written in the album of the Countess of Pembroke : manuscript poem in autograph of Richard Woodhouse, [1817 Nov. 1]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Taylor, John, 1781-1864. John Taylor correspondence, 1803-1861. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to John Taylor, [1818] Feb. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Keats, John, 1795-1821. Fill for me a brimming bowl and On peace : manuscript poems in the autograph of Richard Woodhouse, [1814 Aug. or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. Copy of the inscription on John Keats's gravestone : autograph manuscript notes, [1823]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Godwin manuscript material : 383 items, 1778-1836 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Woodhouse, Richard, Jr., 1788-1834. But in the soul's December : autograph revision of the third stanza of John Keats's "In a drear-nighted December", undated [ca. 1818 Nov. 23 or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842. Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to John Taylor, [1820] Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Bailey, Benjamin, d. 1853. person
associatedWith Blackwood, William, 1776-1834. person
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associatedWith Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. person
associatedWith Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844. person
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associatedWith Colton, C. C(Charles Caleb), 1780?-1832. person
associatedWith Colvin, Sidney, 1845-1927. person
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associatedWith Emmerson, Eliza L. person
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associatedWith Hutchinson, H. C. person
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associatedWith Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. person
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Great Britain
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Currency question
Publishers and publishing--Great Britain
Publishers and Publishing
Currency question--Great Britain
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Birth 1781

Death 1864

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