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John Greenleaf Whittier Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-146

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies and transcripts of Whittier papers not held by Friends Historical Library, as well as printed Whittier writings, articles on Whittier, and other reference material.

Dates

  • 1937-1957

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce items in this collection beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall) Taylor (1884-1957) was a Quaker businessman and book collector, of Montclair, New Jersey. His particular interest was the Quaker poet and abolitionist, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).

Extent

13.5 Linear Feet (24 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall) Taylor (1884-1957) was a Quaker businessman and book collector, of Montclair, New Jersey. His particular interest was the Quaker poet and abolitionist, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). This collection contains chiefly of copies and transcripts of Whittier papers not held by Friends Historical Library, as well as printed Whittier writings, articles on Whittier, and other reference material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information

Donor: Estate of C. Marshall Taylor, 1958

The collection was given by the estate of C. Marshall Taylor who was a collector of Whittier books and related materials.

Related Materials

See also:

  1. Whittier Manuscripts, MSS 044
  2. C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall) Taylor Papers, RG 5/147

Processing Information

A large collection of Whittier letters and books were presented to FHL by Charles F. Jenkins before 1948. Gifts and purchases were added to this collection, 1940-1958. In 1958, C. Marshall Taylor left the remainder of his Whittier collection to FHL. All of these materials were integrated in 1957-1958 into one collection. In 1961, the Whittier correspondence and related manuscript material (10 boxes and 2 volumes), including items given by C. Marshall Taylor, were removed to become a separate manuscript collection, the Whittier Manuscripts. In 1963, the remainder of C. Marshall Taylor's collection (primarily photocopies and secondary materials) were removed to Record Group 5. This collection was previously cited as Whittier-Taylor Papers.

The collection was largely arranged and indexed by Taylor, a New Jersey businessman who became a Whittier collector and scholar.

Three small boxes containing 1850 issues of the National Era newspaper and other newspapers containing poems and other writings concerning Whittier are stored at the end of the Whittier Manuscript Collection in the Reading Room Whittier Alcove.

Title
John Greenleaf Whittier Research Papers, 1937-1957
Author
FHL staff
Date
1971
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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