Papers of the Taylor family [manuscript], 1846-1989.


Papers of the Taylor family [manuscript], 1846-1989.

Personal correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, memoirs, photographs, postcards, medical records, business and legal papers, genealogy, Chinese memorabilia, and newsclippings of Harry Baylor Taylor and Alma Booth Taylor. Letters of Dr. and Mrs. Taylor describe local life and customs, daily routine in the missionary compound and activities at St. James Hospital as well as political and military events in Anking that affected their work, particularly the Revolution of 1911 and Dr. Taylor's assistance in the escape of the imperial governor from Anking. Also the "People's Revolution" of 1927; Chinese internal troubles and fighting between Nationalists and Communists in the 1930s; the Japanese conquest; and the Communist occupation in 1949. There are also letters from their daughter in college in the U.S. and Scotland, and from an Episcopal missionary in the Philippines. Related material includes various diaries, scrapbook and medical case records kept in China; papers and talks about China; manuscripts of memoirs by Dr. Taylor and Emeline Bowne; a Chinese manuscript by Tze-liang Liu "Seventy four types of Miao people"; photographs of the Taylors; postcards and other memorabilia; and newsletters and pamphlets re missionary work in Anking. The collection also contains some business and legal papers of the Taylor family; genealogical papers pertaining to related families; some Civil War papers including a report 1864 August 5-6, of C.S.A. General Richard L. Page on the defense of Mobile Bay; a Fort Morgan logbook; memoirs of Gettysburg and of hospital and prison life, Hampton, Va. and Ft. Delaware.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7921428

University of Virginia. Library

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