Jones and Taylor family papers

Papers of the Jones and Taylor families, two related Philadelphia families. Benjamin Jones, merchant, iron manufacturer, land speculator, is represented by: incoming business correspondence and loose accounts, circa 1831-1849, mainly dealing with land transactions; account books, with miscellaneou... Full description

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Collection Information: Jones and Taylor Family Papers (#2037)
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Main Author: Jones and Taylor family
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
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Physical Description: 8.6 Linear feet 10 boxes, 42 volumes, 2 flat files
Summary: Papers of the Jones and Taylor families, two related Philadelphia families. Benjamin Jones, merchant, iron manufacturer, land speculator, is represented by: incoming business correspondence and loose accounts, circa 1831-1849, mainly dealing with land transactions; account books, with miscellaneous financial memoranda, 1809-1816, 1832-1839; estate papers; miscellanea. Andrew M. Jones, son of Benjamin Jones, merchant, is represented by papers, circa 1829-1889, containing: incoming business correspondence and loose accounts; daily memoranda blotters, 1855, 1857; family letters; papers of several estates administered by Jones; letters, 1861-1866, from relatives with Union forces in Virginia and Tennessee. There is also a series of various Jones family letters, circa 1821-1888. Collections 718 and 1403 were merged into this collection when it was processed in 2005. Among the Taylor papers are family letters, 1843-1882, of Margaretta H. Jones Taylor, sister of Andrew M. Jones, and others. William Johnson Taylor [I], chemist and mineralogist, is represented by: pocket diaries, 1846, 1850-1863; miscellaneous account book, 1854; a few items of correspondence, 1861. The papers, ca. 1890-1925, of William Johnson Taylor [II], surgeon of Philadelphia, officer with the medical corps of the U.S. Army during World War I, include: medical records; notes and manuscript copies of speeches and articles by Johnson on medical topics; the originals and copies of (censored) World War I letters written to his family from hospitals on the western front in France; miscellanea. Other papers include: Grubb family letters, 1812-1819; Buckley family letters and deeds, 1737-1831; Anna P. Buckley diary, 1854; Mrs. John Hewson's European diary, 1884; scrapbook; genealogical notes; miscellanea.