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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #10067

Title: David R. Taylor Papers

Dates: 1865-1929

Collection Number: MSS 10067

Quantity: 1.25 cubic feet

Abstract: Papers consist of correspondence; copy of Taylor's mother's will; notice of appointment as Mandan, ND Postmaster; prescriptions; railroad, steamboat, streetcar, stage and omnibus line passes issued to Taylor as superuintendent of the Fargo and Southern Railway in 1885; and records of the Yellowstone Land and Colonization Company.

Provenance: The David R. Taylor Papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by his son, D. R. Taylor in November 1951.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements are needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer: Four publications were transferred to the library collection:
Mandan Board of Trade Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
Mandan & Black Hills Railroad compilation of facts
Grand Trunk Railway of Canada book of rules and regulations, 1864
The Official Railway List, 1885



- Twelve cigar boxes full of prescriptions
- Photograph album of prescriptions


1 Two envelopes of railroad passes, 1885
- Envelope of business cards, Christmas cards to David R. Taylor (Sr.) from daughter Fanny and son David (Jr.), membership cards, railroad passes, 1866-1917
- Certificates - Yellowstone Land and Colonization Company stock, 1880
- Notes in account ledger, n.d.
- Atkinson & Co. Railway and Mining Supplies, price list of special tools for railway repair shops built by L. B. Flanders Machine Works, n.d.
- Northern Pacific Dry Farming Congress Special: schedule, list of guests, October 1909
- Holiday telegram from Lenore Browning, between 1914 and 1929
- Questions for an interview with Mr. Taylor and a writer for the Mandan News, between 1925 and 1927
- Copy of notice of appointment to Postmaster of Mandan, N.D., September 5, 1883
- Two certificates bearing the seal of the United States of America Post Office Department, declaring that President Chester A. Arthur appointed David R. Taylor postmaster of Mandan, Dakota Territory, signed by President Arthur, 1883 & 1884
- Proposed North Dakota constitution supplement to an unknown newspaper, to be voted on November 3, 1889
- Certificate, D. R. Taylor of Mandan has been admitted as a member of the Railway Passenger and Freight Conductors’ Mutual Aid and Benefit Association, Chicago, IL, November 21, 1896
- Genealogical information about the Taylor family (one page), for Daughters of the American Revolution, Mandan Chapter, n.d.

2 Professional recommendations for David R. Taylor from the Michigan Central Railroad Company, 1865, 1870 & 1878 (three)
- Correspondence regarding the Northern Pacific railroad snow blockade, to H. E. Sargent, Esq., March 23, 1880
- Notice of the appointment of David R. Taylor Division Superintendent of the “Missouri Division” of the Northern Pacific Railroad, H. E. Sargent, May 10, 1880
- David R. Taylor correspondence, 1881-1929
- Letter to T. F. Oakes and V. Prest from Geo. W. Cross, Supt. Trans (with translation by former Frank Vyzralek), and memorandum to David R. Taylor, March 27-28, 1882
- Letter signed by friends of David R. Taylor with amounts of money they donated to him and his family, July 28, 1883
- Copy of David R. Taylor’s mother’s will, 1893

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