Memories of Lillian Gary Taylor [manuscript] 1943.


Taylor, Lillian Gary, 1865-1961. Memories of Lillian Gary Taylor [manuscript] 1943.

Memories of Lillian Gary Taylor [manuscript] 1943.

Taylor's incomplete "Memories" were written beginning September 10, 1943 and are based on her diaries and two older volumes of memoirs begun before World War II and her husband's death. She discusses growing up in Baltimore; illnesses; parties; European and American travels with detailed descriptions of hotels and sightseeing; family weddings; opera and theater; noted individuals with whom the family socialized; Republican politics locally and nationally. Among the many single events of interest are the blizzard of 1888; the Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893; her father as Postmaster General under McKinley; the death of McKinley; the great Baltimore fire of 1904; performances of Edward Shelton's "The nigger" and the Oberammergau Passion Play; Berlin and Marienbad on the eve of World War I; a cotton ball at the Waldorf Astoria to help the impoverished South, 1915. The chronological flow is interspersed with references to current events including V-E day and the furnishing of the Taylor Room in Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.Of interest are comments on her reading. Photographs, letters and other memorabilia are pasted into the volumes including admission tickets to the Republican national Convention, 1892, and President McKinley's memorial service at Westminster Abbey, 1901, letters from David L. Brainard, James A. Garfield, Cardinal Gibbons, D. C. Gilman, Rutherford B. Hayes, Cardinal Rampolla.

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