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Charles Shoemaker Taylor letterbook


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Charles Shoemaker Taylor (1850-1939) was born November 26, 1850, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Abraham Merritt Taylor and Elizabeth Robeson Shoemaker. Taylor was educated at Haverford College and graduated in 1871. He married Rebecca Hughes on June 12, 1873, and the couple had five children: Abraham Merritt Taylor (1874), Charles Clifford Taylor (1876), Joseph Wright Taylor (1878), Marianna Taylor (1881), and Frederick Raymond Taylor (1887). After Rebecca died in 1893, Taylor married Gertrude Allinson, with whom he had three children: Margaret Wood Taylor (1898), Edward Allinson Taylor (1900), and Lawrence Newbold Taylor (1903).

Charles Taylor was a real estate developer by profession, but was also involved in higher education. He was a member of the original board of trustees for Bryn Mawr College until 1893, and was the vice president of the Haverford College Alumni Association.

Charles Shoemaker Taylor died September 21, 1939, in Haverford, Pennsylvania, at the age of 89.

This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Charles Shoemaker Taylor, which contains business correspondence related to the buying and selling of goods, livestock, and land.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
August, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Letterbook, 1875-1878.
Volume 1

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