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Colonel Walter H. Taylor Papers

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Colonel Walter H. Taylor Papers | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1810, 1837-1916

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-233

Primary Creator: Taylor, Walter Herron (1838-1916)

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by series in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 01/18/1964

Forms of Material: Agreements, Booklets, Checks (bank checks), Clippings (information artifacts), Contracts, Correspondence, Deeds, Diplomas, Drivers' licenses, Envelopes, Excerpts, Financial records, Fliers (printed matter), Insurance policies, Invitations, Invoices, Journals (periodicals), Lists (document genres), Maps (documents), Minutes (administrative records), Notes, Orderly books, Pamphlets, Photographs, Receipts, Resolutions (administrative records), Rosters, Speeches (documents), Stock certificates, Telegrams, Wills

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal and business correspondence, notes, financial records, wills and deeds from his clients, booklets and pamphlets, newspaper clippings about the Civil War, and photographs. Also included in the collection are the personal papers of the Saunders family.

Biographical Note

Colonel Walter H. Taylor was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1838. He enrolled at the Virginia Military Institute in 1853 and graduated in 1857. In 1859 he joined the Norfolk militia and by the beginning of the Civil War he was promoted to the headquarters of the Army of Virginia, becoming the adjunct or aide-de-camp to Confederate General Robert E. Lee for the duration of the war. In 1865 Taylor married his longtime love, Elizabeth "Bettie" Saunders. Upon returning to Norfolk after the war, he became involved in politics by representing Norfolk in the Virginia legislature from 1873-1876. In 1877, Walter H. Taylor became the president of Marine Bank, where he served for nearly 40 years. He was also on the board of the Virginia Military Institute and Norfolk and Western Railroad. He remained a great defender of the Civil War and General Lee. Taylor published two books, Four Years with General Lee in 1877 and General Lee, His Campaigns in Virginia, 1861-1865 in 1906. He died from cancer on March 1, 1916 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Janet Taylor by donation

Preferred Citation: Colonel Walter H. Taylor Papers, MSS 0000-233, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed June to November 2015.


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Folder 1: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1862Add to your cart.
Item 1: Orderly book, 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1872 January 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, The Campaigns of Gen. Robert E. Lee: An Address by Jubal A. Early, 1872 January 19Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1888 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, Pickett or Pettigrew?: An Historical Essay by Capt. W. R. Bond, 1888 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1894 January 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, Appomattox: An Address by Colonel Charles Marshall, 1894 January 19Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Journals, 1894Add to your cart.
Item 1: Journal, Confederate War Journal, 1894 JulyAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Journal, Confederate War Journal, 1894 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Journal, Confederate War Journal, 1894 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1905 January 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, The Battle near Spotsylvania Courthouse: An Address by Col. W. E. Cutshaw, 1905 January 20Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1907Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, Virginia (Merrimac) Monitor engagement and a complete story of operations of these two historic vessels in Hampton Roads and adjacent waters by Joseph G. Fiveash, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1907 January 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, Lee the Christian Hero by Rev. Randolph H. McKim, 1907 January 20Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Magazine, 1907 MayAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Magazine, The Pennsylvania-German, 1907 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1907 September 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, The Greatest Confederate Commander, 1907 September 17Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1909Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart in the Gettysburg Campaign by Randolph Harrison McKim, 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1909 January 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, Robert E. Lee as a citizen, soldier, and statesman by W. U. Hensel, 1909 January 11Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1910Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, Cruises of the Confederate States Steamers "Shenandoah" and "Nashville" by Captain William C. Whittle, 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1911Add to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, Stuart's Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign by T. M. R. Talcott, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Booklet, 1914-1915 AugustAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Booklet, The Forged Letter of General Robert E. Lee read by Charles A. Graves, 1914 August 4-6Add to your cart.
Item 2: Booklet, The Forged Letter of Gen. Robert E. Lee supplementary papers read by Charles A. Graves, 1915 August 4-6Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Book, 1926Add to your cart.
Item 1: Book, The Military Education of Robert E. Lee by Brig. General Eben Swift, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Maps, 1891-1894Add to your cart.
Item 1: Map, Battlefields of Virginia, 1891Add to your cart.
Item 2: Map, Confederate War Map of the "Vicinity of Richmond and part of the Peninsula", 1892Add to your cart.
Item 3: Map, Battle of Chaffin's Farm, 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Excerpt, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Excerpt, Lee at Appomattox: Personal recollections of the break-up of the Confederacy by E. P. Alexander, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Confederate memorabilia, 1867-1906Add to your cart.
Item 1: Memoir, The Last year of the War for Independence in the Confederate States of America by Lieutenant-General Jubal A. Early, 1867Add to your cart.
Item 2: Pamphlet, Gettysburg Battle-field Memorial Association, 1869 July 20Add to your cart.
Item 3: Invitation, From "Mayo" to Walter H. Taylor, 1889 May 1Add to your cart.
Item 4: Booklet, Review of General James Longstreet's Book by Colonel Henderson, 1896Add to your cart.
Item 5: Booklet, Speech of Capt. W. Gordon McCabe, 1899 December 22Add to your cart.
Item 6: Booklet, The Confederate Veteran by Gen. E. P. Alexander, 1902 June 9Add to your cart.
Item 7: Booklet, The Confederate Soldier: His motives and aims by Randolph H. McKim, 1904 June 14Add to your cart.
Item 8: Booklet, Sixteenth annual Banquet of the Confederate Veteran Camp, 1906 January 24Add to your cart.
Item 9: Booklet, Confederate Memorial Verses by Beverley D. Tucker, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Brochure, The Last Meeting of Generals Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Pamphlet, Memorial Service for Hon. Jefferson Davis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Excerpt, To the Surviving Officers and Soldiers of the Confederate Army, undatedAdd to your cart.

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