Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

G. W. Taylor Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC169

Collection Summary

Creator: Taylor, G. W.
Title: G. W. Taylor papers
Dates: 1864
Abstract: Two letters from Confederate soldier G. W. Taylor describe his life in camp, and express concern for family at home.
Identification: MC169
Quantity: 3 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about G. W. Taylor who served in the Confederate Army and resided in Harrison County, Texas, and was married to F. N. Taylor. Their daughter Bee Taylor, Mrs. T. P. Bosworth of Panola County, Texas, was the mother of the donor of the collection.

Scope and Content Note

The G. W. Taylor Papers are comprised of two letters dated in 1864 and an undated envelope sent to Texas. The first correspondence is dated March 30, 1864, and is from G. W. Taylor to his wife, F. N. Taylor. Taylor describes conditions in the service, and expresses his feelings over the loss of a very fine mare, and his longings for home and food. Also of interest are instructions given to his wife by Taylor regarding his Negroes. The second letter is dated June 30, 1864, and is also from G. W. Taylor to his wife. Taylor writes about his health, the family's health, and longing to come home. The undated envelope is addressed to Mrs. G. W. Taylor at Elysian Fields in Harrison County, Texas.


Arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Taylor, F. N.
Taylor, G. W.
Confederate States of America. Army--Military life
Family records--Harrison Co. (Tex.)
Harrison County (Tex.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel, Confederate

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], G. W. Taylor Papers, MC169, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Rose Lee Bosworth Devereaux, June 1952.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


box folder
166.4 1 Correspondence 1864