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William Ladd Taylor papers, 1884-1966

Taylor, William Ladd, 1854-1926

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 300 Items, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence with Mary Alice Taylor (his wife), Clara Taylor Brigham (his sister), Ferdinand Brigham (his nephew), Willard Metcalf, Eugene Field, Elihu Root, Hamlin Garland, George W. Chadwick, Charles Dana Gibson, Royal B. Farnum, Charles H. Turner, and Edward Bok, editor of Ladies Home Journal. Also includes some biographical material; 52 family photographs; manuscripts of lectures to art students and of short stories; 49 sketches; 3 illustrated books; photographs and reproductions of Taylor's works; lists of his works; exhibition catalogs and price lists; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, illustrator; Cambridge, Mass.


Lent 1971 by Dr. Ferdinand Brigham, Taylor's nephew.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Dr. Ferdinand Brigham, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

William Ladd Taylor papers, 1884-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.