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Val Taylor Commonplace Book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4120

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the small commonplace book of St. Valentine ("Val") Taylor of Uniontown, Alabama. The book is filled with newspaper clippings and handwritten poems and notes. The first part of the book is filled with clippings about his run for mayor of Uniontown at the age of 23, as well as several notices and obituaries for his father, Judge James W. Taylor. The rest of the book contains clippings of poems and articles of interest to Taylor.

Dates

  • 1892-1906

Creator

Biographical / Historical

St. Valentine Taylor, son of James W. and Mittie Sappington Taylor, was born in 1871, in Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1890, and according to one of the clippings in the book, "he was elected engrossing clerk of the house of representatives at the session of 1892-93 and re-elected in 1894-95..." He ran for mayor of Uniontown, Alabama, in 1895, but there is no mention of whether or not he won the election. He married Mary T. in 1897; there is no evidence they had any children. Taylor died on September 6, 1949, in Uniontown.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A small commonplace book filled with newspaper clippings and handwritten poems

Provenance

purchased from Ben Katz, 2015

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2015

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Val Taylor Commonplace Book
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
June 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500