Guide to the Taylor Family Papers, 1850-1975
Missionaries to Nigeria for the Southern Baptist Foreign Missions Board, 1955-1962. Family letters, photographs, and diaries from the Taylor family's mission work in Nigeria and their return voyage to the United States. Also includes a selection of photocopied letters from T. J. Bowen to James A. Taylor, 1850-1867, documenting Bowen's life as a missionary to Africa.
- Collection Number
- Taylor family papers
- 1850-1975 and undated
- 3.0 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English, Yoruba
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[Identification of item], Taylor Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Family letters, photographs, and diaries from the Taylor family's mission trip to Nigeria and their return voyage to the United States. Also includes a selection of photocopied letters from T. J. Bowen to James A. Taylor, 1850-1867, documenting Bowen's life as a missionary to Africa.
From appointment to the Mission Board through the first years in Nigeria.
Autobiography written as part of Taylor's application for the Foreign Missions Board.
Includes Newton School programs, finances, political and public events in Iwo, and other memorabilia from the Taylors' work and school.
Written from his time boarding at the Newton Memorial School.
Includes details on Bowen's missionary work in Africa and South America, his family's health, and some discussion of the Civil War. Collected by O.W. Taylor for a research project.
Duke alumnus Orville Walters "Tom" Taylor (Ph.D., 1956) and his wife, Evelyn Taylor, went as missionary teachers to Nigeria with their son Michael in 1955. While there the Taylors had three daughters: Priscilla, Melissa, and Penelope. The family returned to the United States in 1962.
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The Taylor Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2013 and 2014.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, September 2013; Ben Saalfeld, April 2016
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, September 2013; Ben Saalfeld, April 2016
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2013-0135, 2015-0143
Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.