Collection Level Description: Taylor Family Papers
Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 1-4, d. 6-30; Eng. misc. d. 205-8, d. 210-12, e. 187-94, f. 56-8, g. 10-11; Eng. poet. c. 20, d. 38-9,
f. 11; Eng. hist. e. 192; Autogr. d. 23
Title: Taylor Family Papers
Dates of Creation: 1798-1895
Extent: 55 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English, Latin, and Italian
The Taylor family includes Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886), author, and his family. Details are given in the
Dictionary of National Biography.
Scope and Content
Papers of Sir Henry Taylor and his family, consisting of:
- Correspondence, 1798-1890, including letters to and from Sir Henry Taylor and his wife, Theodosia
Alicia; letters to Ida and Una Taylor; letters selected as autographs, probably by Ida Taylor
- Diaries and notebooks of Sir Henry Taylor, 1823-70
- Literary and other papers, 1815-95
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bequeathed to the Library by Ida A.A. Taylor, daughter of Sir Henry, in 1930.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a
valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the
Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40693-747.
Much of the material in Sir Henry's papers was used in his Autobiography (2 vols., privately
printed, London, 1874 and 1877; published, London, 1885).
A selection of the letters was edited by E. Dowden in Correspondence of Henry Taylor
Taylor | Henry | 1800-1886 | Sir | Knight Author
Taylor | Ida Alice Ashworth | fl 1866-1884
Taylor | Theodosia Alicia Ellen Frances Charlotte | d 1891
Taylor | Una | fl 1866-1884
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