Val Taylor Commonplace Book
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.
- Taylor, St. Valentine (Collector, Person)
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.
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A small commonplace book filled with newspaper clippings and handwritten poems
purchased from Ben Katz, 2015
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Martha Bace, 2015
- Guide to the Val Taylor Commonplace Book
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- June 2015
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