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C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall) Taylor Papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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C. Marshall (Caleb Marshall) Taylor (1884-1957) was a Quaker businessman and book collector, of Montclair, New Jersey. He was a member of the John Greenleaf Whittier Club at Haverhill, Massachusetts, and was known for his deep interest in the Quaker poet. He was married to Jane Bentley Taymor.

The collection contains papers relating to Taylor's activities as collector of the books and manuscripts of John Greenleaf Whittier, and correspondence reflecting Taylor's advocacy of liberal Quakerism.

Donor: C. Marshall Taylor and his estate, 1958 and before

Folder heading from the donor have been retained.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
ca. 1958
Access Restrictions

Collection is partially restricted.

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Collection Inventory

Concerning Collectivism on the Campus, by E. Merrill Root, 1955.
Box 1
Concerning Elias Hicks, by Bliss Forbush, 1955-1957.
Box 1
Concerning The Friend (British), 1937-1947.
Box 1
Concerning Friends' Concerns (general), 1937-1955.
Box 1
Concerning Friends General Conference, 1951-1956.
Box 1
Concerning Friends Intelligencer, 1938-1956.
Box 1
Concerning Friends Society, 1939-1956.
Box 1
Concerning Legends of New England, by John Greenleaf Whittier, 1925-1957.
Box 1
Concerning plans for observance of the 150th anniversary of Whittier's birth and a proposed volume of his poems with comments from various persons., 1957, n.d.
Box 1
"John Greenleaf Whittier, Selected Religious Poems", n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

With introduction by Janet Whitney, and biography by Howard W. Hintz, compiled by The Whittier Anniversary Committee, Friends General Conference.

Physical Description

typed MS with 2 carbno copies

"An Evening with Whittier," by Violet C. Kenworthy, n.d.
Box 2
Play written by pupils of Roland Woodwell, 12/3/1956.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

With covering letter, Roland Woodwell to C. Marshall Taylor.

"Major Pike and the Quaker Witches", n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Adapted by Rosalie Regen from Whittier's "How the Women Went from Dover."

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