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MS Am 800.19

Taylor, Charles Henry, 1867-1941. Charles Henry Taylor collection of miscellaneous manuscripts, 1774-1857: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 800.19
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Charles Henry Taylor collection of miscellaneous manuscripts
Date(s): 1774-1857
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Miscellaneous collection of letters, legal documents and other materials, primarily from Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Charles Henry Taylor; received: 1929 February 13.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles Henry Taylor Collection of Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1774-1857 (MS Am 800.19). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Henry Taylor (1846-1921) was the founder and developer of the Boston Globe and its editor for forty-eight years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and had also served in the Massachusetts legislature. His son, Charles Henry Taylor, Jr. (1867-1941), was treasurer and director of the Globe Newspaper Company for forty-four years, was known as an antiquarian and collector of rare books and prints, and held memberships in many historical and literary societies and scholarly organizations. Taylor Jr. was the collector and donor of these papers.


Arranged alphabetically by author or title.

Scope and Contents

Contains letters, deeds, indenture, and other materials, chiefly from Massachusetts. The letters are addressed to Abraham F. Fox, Isaac Reed, Ebenezer Wade, and others.

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