Taylor, Robert Creede Family Reference Collection

Robert Creede Taylor Family Reference CollectionMs.2006.024


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2006.024
Title
Robert Creede Taylor Family Reference Collection2003-2006
Quantity
0.8 Cubic Feet 2 boxes
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

The colletion is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Robert Creede Taylor Family Reference Collection, Ms2006-024, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.


Scope and Contents

Robert Creede Taylor (1866-1915) lived in Montgomery County, Virginia most of his life. He attended Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Tech) in the 1880s, and thereafter worked in Roanoke before returning to Christiansburg, Virginia in 1893. He married Helen May Pelton, and they had three children. He died in 1915 after a long illness. The Taylors are related to many other Montgomery County and Roanoke families, and these families and their involvement in area organizations are mentioned in the collection.

The collection consists of copies of documentation about Taylor and his family during the years 1866 to 1915 gathered by R. C. Taylor's great-grandson. The research resulted in a timeline for Robert Creede Taylor, additional supporting copied research material, recent research correspondence, and a CD with scans of his great-grandmother's newspaper scrapbook. Photocopied documents are from many sources, including newspapers, historic and recent photographs, census reports, yearbooks, pamphlets, legal papers, land plats, and correspondence. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Roanoke (Va.)
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Robert Creede Taylor Family Reference Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Roanoke (Va.)