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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 - Miscellaneous, 1853-1906Add to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, John P. Kinned to Robert Galt, 1853 February 3Add to your cart.
Item 2: Diploma, Virginia Military Institute, 1857 July 4Add to your cart.
Located in Oversize Miscellaneous Box 1.
Item 3: Correspondence, J. J. Fauntteroy to Mr. Knox, 1859 November 22Add to your cart.
Item 4: Correspondence, George K. Fox Jr. to unknown, 1864 September 15Add to your cart.
Item 5: Deed, 1865 December 28Add to your cart.
Item 6: Correspondence, Mrs. J. Douglas Thorton to Gen. R. E. Lee, 1868 March 16Add to your cart.
Item 7: Certificate, 1877 April 24Add to your cart.
Item 8: Correspondence, unknown to F. Anthony, 1877 December 20Add to your cart.
Item 9: Pamphlet, Address of RT. Rev. C. C. Penick, D. D., 1888 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 10: Excerpt, General Orders No. 47, 1890 November 6Add to your cart.
Item 11: Magazine, The Church Militant, 1906 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Miscellaneous Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Notes, Walter H. Taylor Memorial, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Correspondence, Clifford Millard to Walter H. Taylor, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Miscellaneous, 1861-1963Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poem, 1861 September 13Add to your cart.
Item 2: Correspondence, Gen. Robert Lee to unknown, 1863 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Speech, Walter H. Taylor, 1875 JuneAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Deed, 1885 February 11Add to your cart.
Item 5: Clipping, 1886 February 9Add to your cart.
Item 6: Certificate, 1887 April 9Add to your cart.
Item 7: Correspondence, John R. Cooke to Walter H. Taylor, 1887 October 22Add to your cart.
Item 8: Receipt, 1891 December 1Add to your cart.
Item 9: Invitation, 1893 April 21Add to your cart.
Item 10: Correspondence, S. G. Wallace to Walter H. Taylor, 1893 October 13Add to your cart.
Item 11: Correspondence, Walter H. Taylor to W. T. DeVan, 1896 June 19Add to your cart.
Item 12: Certificate, 1899 February 3Add to your cart.
Item 13: Clippings, 1900Add to your cart.
Item 14: Minutes, 1901 July 18Add to your cart.
Item 15: Correspondence, L. S. Foster to Walter H. Taylor, 1901 July 23Add to your cart.
Item 16: Certificate, 1903 June 1Add to your cart.
Item 17: Correspondence, College of William and Mary to Walter H. Taylor, 1903 December 21Add to your cart.
Item 18: Correspondence, B. S. Carroll to Walter H. Taylor, 1904 May 3Add to your cart.
Item 19: Correspondence, Mrs. Laura Fancheur to Walter H. Taylor, 1906Add to your cart.
Item 20: Speech, 1907 May 16Add to your cart.
Item 21: Correspondence, Abby Role to Walter H. Taylor, 1912 January 31Add to your cart.
Item 22: Clipping, 1912 October 27Add to your cart.
Item 23: Driver's License, 1913 December 31Add to your cart.
Item 24: Speech, 1914 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Miscellaneous, Anniversary congratulations, 1915 AprilAdd to your cart.
Item 26: Deposit, 1918 April 11Add to your cart.
Item 27: Membership, 1927 April 12Add to your cart.
Item 28: Correspondence, Cecil M. McCulley to R. K. T. Larson, 1963 July 11Add to your cart.
Item 29: Miscellaneous, postcards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 30: Miscellaneous, Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 31: Miscellaneous, lock of hair, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Col. Walter H. Taylor - Miscellaneous envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Postage stamps, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Saunders Family, 1810 March 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Clipping, Norfolk Gazette and Publick Ledger, 1810 March 17Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Saunders Family Papers - Captain John L. Saunders, 1828-1888Add to your cart.
Item 1: Deed, 1828 November 22Add to your cart.
Item 2: Agreement, 1837 February 18Add to your cart.
Item 3: Statement, 1837 AugustAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Check, 1837 December 29Add to your cart.
Item 5: Correspondence, W. C. Wirt to J. L. Saunders, 1841Add to your cart.
Item 6: Correspondence, W. C. Wirt to J. L. Saunders, 1841 June 5Add to your cart.
Item 7: Statement, 1842 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Correspondence, J. M. to J. L. Saunders, 1842 October 23Add to your cart.
Item 9: Note, William G. Sands to John Saunders, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 10: Receipt, 1844 May 25Add to your cart.
Item 11: Statement, 1844 MarchAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Correspondence, James Buchanan to John L. Saunders, 1845 February 23Add to your cart.
Item 13: Statement, 1845 MarchAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Receipt, 1846 June 24Add to your cart.
Item 15: Contract, 1847 October 15Add to your cart.
Item 16: Correspondence, Thomas Green to John L. Saunders, 1850 February 14Add to your cart.
Item 17: Stock certificate, 1852 April 23Add to your cart.
Item 18: Receipt, 1852 July 1Add to your cart.
Item 19: Stock certificate, 1853 August 17Add to your cart.
Item 20: Notes, 1854 March 20Add to your cart.
Item 21: Correspondence, W. H. Garosen to John L. Saunders, 1854 May 13Add to your cart.
Item 22: Agreement, 1854 August 1Add to your cart.
Item 23: Correspondence, Tazwell Taylor to John L. Saunders, 1860 October 31Add to your cart.
Item 24: Claim, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 25: Correspondence, Tallmadge & Tallmadge to John L. Saunders, 1888 September 8Add to your cart.
Item 26: Correspondence, Tallmadge & Tallmadge to John L. Saunders, 1888 September 15Add to your cart.
Item 27: Correspondence, Tallmadge & Tallmadge to John. L Saunders, 1888 September 27Add to your cart.
Item 28: Correspondence, Tallmadge & Tallmadge to John L. Saunders, 1888 October 13Add to your cart.
Item 29: Correspondence, Walter H. Taylor to John L. Saunders, 1888 October 16Add to your cart.
Item 30: Correspondence, Tallmadge & Tallmadge to John L. Saunders, 1888 October 26Add to your cart.
Item 31: Correspondence, John L. Saunders to Walter, 1888 November 7Add to your cart.
Item 32: Correspondence, John L. Saunders to Walter, 1888 November 9Add to your cart.
Item 33: Miscellaneous notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Cowdery Family Papers, 1852-1898Add to your cart.
Item 1: Stock certificate, 1852 September 2Add to your cart.
Item 2: Receipt, 1853 April 25Add to your cart.
Item 3: Stock certificate, 1857 May 14Add to your cart.
Item 4: Contract, 1859 August 12Add to your cart.
Item 5: Certificate, 1861 April 2Add to your cart.
Item 6: Estate inventory, 1862 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Correspondence, A. G. Leonard to Cowdery, 1863 December 11Add to your cart.
Item 8: Note, 1869 November 30Add to your cart.
Item 9: Correspondence, A. A. Cowdrey to unknown, 1872Add to your cart.
Item 10: Agreement, 1872 November 8Add to your cart.
Item 11: Receipt, 1873 June 23Add to your cart.
Item 12: Deed, 1883 May 1Add to your cart.
Item 13: Certificate, 1895 March 21Add to your cart.
Item 14: Deed, 1898 February 10Add to your cart.
Item 15: Will, undatedAdd to your cart.

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