John Greenleaf Whittier Research Papers
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.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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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).
13.5 Linear Feet (24 boxes)
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
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.
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.
- John Greenleaf Whittier Research Papers, 1937-1957
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