The Resource Papers of Creed Taylor, (manuscript)

Papers of Creed Taylor, (manuscript)

Papers of Creed Taylor, 1791-1873
Papers of Creed Taylor
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  • Creed Taylor papers
  • Correspondence relating to Creed Taylor
  • Correspondence contains information on plantation life at Taylor's "Needham" and Judith Randolph's "Bizarre"; legal and financial matters; Virginia politics and the Republican Party; the law school maintained at "Needham" by Taylor; the Virginia Literary Fund to support public education; the division of Fincastle County, Va., in 1799; James Monroe's presidential bid of 1808; and cases before the Superior Court of Chancery, including one involving William W. Hening
  • Other topics include the Virginia-Kentucky boundary dispute of 1803; the necessity of a Republican university education (Eldred Simkins); a Virginia state bank (John Taylor of Caroline); a book endorsement; the Mutual Assurance Society (Alexander McRae); changes in the Virginia judicial system (Archibald Stuart); judicial procedure (Dabney Carr); residency requirements for judges of courts of chancery (Robert Nelson, William Nelson); safety of court records in war time (Archibald Thweatte); Mordecai's school in Warrenton (Samuel Taylor); the sale of Thomas Mann Randolph's estate and Randolph's distrust of Francis Walker Gilmer's motives; Taylor's incipient problem with alcohol (Samuel Taylor, 1828 Feb 27)
  • Also of interest are letters concerning the binding out of a free black youth (John Michaux, Nat Dodson) and the disposition of Taylor's property and the fate of his slave Rhody and her family (Samuel Taylor 1826 Aug. 28)
  • In a note, 1802 February 1, James Monroe sends a publication. In a letter fragment, ca. 1808, Monroe suggests corrections in the wording of an endorsement of his presidential bid by Taylor. In a letter, 1811 Janaury 21, he writes re the appointment of a Mr. Robinson to an unnamed position. In a letter, 1813 January 4, Taylor writes to Monroe recommending the appointment of William Randolph as Captain
  • In a letter, 1813 January 4, James Madison writes re the appointment of R. M. Chapman as clerk of the Chancery Court at Fredericksburg
  • There are several letters from admirers concerning Creed's Journal of the Law School including one from Thomas Jefferson,1823 March 24
  • In addition the collection contains accounts of Creed Taylor as executor of Beverley Randolph
  • Correspondence of Creed Taylor, Jr., chiefly convey family news. An 1863 letter concerns salt rationing, an 1873 one concerns the whereabouts of a former servant "Aleck" "carried to Kentucky by the Federal Army."
  • The collection also contains the diaries, 1852-1856, of Jennette Knickerbocker, a Madison County, New York school teacher, as well as her correspondence with Albert Howard, Jr. The 1852 diary describes her year at an institute in Cazenovia, N.Y. (Cazenovia College?)
Biographical or historical data
Chancellor Creed Taylor of "Needham," was a lawyer and judge of the Superior Court of Chancery for the Richmond, Virginia.
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Papers of Creed Taylor, (manuscript)
  • Special Collections
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List available. Card index available.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS : Coles Fund, 1941/1942.
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