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Collection Overview

Taylor, Joseph D. (Joseph Danner), 1830-1899
Taylor Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1850-1904 (mostly 1865-1890)
2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2


Contains miscellaneous nineteenth-century papers of several members of the Taylor family.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence of Joseph D. Taylor (grandfather of Robert Hill Taylor, Princeton Class of 1930) of Cambridge, Ohio, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann (Hill) Taylor, from their marriage in 1866 to her death in 1887; correspondence with their children William and Gertrude; letters by Elizabeth Ann to her father, William Hill of Maine, and two of her commonplace books; an autograph album presented to Elizabeth Ann in 1850; a journal of a train trip from Trenton, N.J., to Washington, D.C., in 1865; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1859-1860); two letters (1868, 1889) by Rutherford B. Hayes to Joseph D. Taylor; and miscellaneous correspondence and documents of other members of the Taylor and Hill families.


Arranged in the following sections: Elizabeth Ann Hill Taylor, Joseph D. Taylor, Gertrude Taylor, William Hill Taylor, Caro M. Taylor, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Hill, newspaper clippings.

Collection Creator Biography:

Taylor, Joseph D. (Joseph Danner), 1830-1899

Joseph D. Taylor, grandfather of Robert Hill Taylor (Princeton Class of 1930) and a teacher and lawyer, served five terms as a U.S. Representative from Ohio. During the Civil War, Taylor was a captain in the Eighty-Eighth Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder list written by Lisa Yankowitz ('13) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Taylor Family Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2