Guide to the Taylor Family papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Taylor family
Title: Taylor Family papers
Dates: 1853-1862 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Location of Collection: Collection is located with other small manuscript collections.
Collection Number: A 121
Summary: The Taylor family papers include a journal of an overland trip from Rockford, Illinois to Oregon in 1853 by Rachel Taylor; a diary of D. H. Taylor on military service against Indians, January 1862-May 1862; and a genealogy of the Taylor family and related families.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The Taylor family journeyed overland from Illinois to Oregon in 1853. The Taylor family resided in Phoenix, Oregon.

Content Description

Collection consists of typed copies of a journal of a trip from Rockford, Illinois to Oregon in 1853, by Rachel Taylor; a diary of D.H. Taylor on military service against the Indians, January 1862-May 1862; and a genealogy of the Taylor, Merriam, Phelps, Court, and related families.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Taylor Family Papers, A 121, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Detailed Description of the Collection

journal 1853
Diary 1853
Includes genealogy of the Taylor family and related families.

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  • Personal Names :
  • Taylor, D. H.--Diaries
  • Taylor, Rachel--Diaries
  • Family Names :
  • Court family
  • Merriam family
  • Phelps family
  • Taylor family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Phoenix (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1862-1865--Personal narratives
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Soldiers--West (U.S.)--Diaries
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Diaries
    • Genealogies
    • Overland journals

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