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Series S2 - Correspondence and subject files

[Head and shoulders portrait of Kate Taylor Cooley, Amy L. Taylor, Katherine Amy Baker, and Edith... [Theodore Taylor] [Theodore P. Taylor] [Kenneth Taylor July 11, 1910, 8 years old and] April 10, 1910] [Construction of the World Building at 500 Beatty Street] Mailing room, The World, Vancouver, B.C. Press room, The World, Vancouver, B.C. [Head and shoulders portrait of L.D. Taylor] [Actors from the Frank Lloyd Productions troupe] [Filming of a scene for Frank Lloyd's production of Rex Beach's "Wings of Chance&q... [Filming of a scene for Frank Lloyd's production of Rex Beach's "Wings of Chance&q... [Katherine Baker Yull, August 29, 1925] [Seymour Gorge in North Vancouver during the filming of Frank Lloyd's production of Rex Beac... [Seymour Gorge in North Vancouver during the filming of Frank Lloyd's production of Rex Beac... Dominion Day, Vancouver, B.C. July 1st, 1925 Mr. and Mrs. Maurice B. "Lefty" Flynn [Captain Glover, Major [Tudhope?] M.C, and Mayor L.D. Taylor at Jericho Beach Station before seap... [Captain Glover, Major [Tudhope?] M.C, and Mayor L.D. Taylor in seaplane at Jericho Beach Station... [Flying jaunt: The Mayor, Captain Glover, Executive B.C. Electric Railway Company, Mayor's S... [Flying. Left to right: the Mayor L.D. Taylor, Major [Tudhope?] M.C., Captain Glover, before seap... [Landing of seaplane carrying Mayor L.D. Taylor, Major [Tudhope?] and Captain Glover of the B.C. ... [Mayor L.D. Taylor enters water at First Narrows in diving suit] [Mayor L.D. Taylor standing in front of seaplane at Jericho Beach Station before flight] [Mayor L.D. Taylor with waterworks diving crew prior to First Narrows dive] [Mayor's secretary George Fitch, Mayor L.D. Taylor, Major [Tudhope?], Captain Glover and uni... [Waterworks diving crew prepare Mayor L.D. Taylor for First Narrows dive] [Waterworks diving crew prepare Mayor L.D. Taylor for First Narrows dive] [Waterworks diving crew prepare Mayor L.D. Taylor for First Narrows dive] [Waterworks diving crew prepare Mayor L.D. Taylor for First Narrows dive] [Waterworks diving crew prepare Mayor L.D. Taylor for First Narrows dive] Visit of Vancouver Board of Trade, Sullivan Mine, Kimberley, B.C., Aug. 31st 1926 [Betty Hoffmeister, July 1927, [C.N.O.S.?] First National Band, Vancouver] [Governor General Lord Willingdon and Lady Willingdon arrive in Vancouver for visit, April 14, 1927] [Governor General Lord Willingdon, Mayor L.D. Taylor, Lady Willingdon and Col. H.S. Tobin during ... [H.R.H. Prince of Wales inspecting] [L.D. Taylor with sons Ted and Ken and George J. Fowler at the L.A. Express office] [L.D. Taylor's goddaughter Mildred] [Mary Louise Taylor] [Mayor L.D. Taylor in horse drawn carriage with Col. Duffus, head of the Northwest Mounted Police... [Mayor L.D. Taylor in horsedrawn carriage with Col. Duffus, head of the Northwest Mounted Police ... [Mayor L.D. Taylor with members of the [C.N.O.S.?] First National Band, Vancouver and group of un... [Mayor L.D. Taylor with members of the [C.N.O.S.?] First National Band, Vancouver] [Mayor L.D. Taylor with members of the [C.N.O.S.] First National Band, Vancouver] [Mayor L.D. Taylor, former Mayor Gale, Mayor Blatchford of Edmonton, Alberta, and Mayor Hardie of... [Opening ceremony for C.P.R. Piers B and C] [Opening ceremony for C.P.R. Piers B and C] [Patricia Kent, eight months old] [Plaque commemorating opening and dedication of C.P.R. Piers B and C on July 4, 1927] [Plaque commemorating opening and dedication of C.P.R. Piers B and C on July 4, 1927] [Portrait of L.D. Taylor smoking a cigar in his living room]
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AM1477-1-S2

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  • 1893-1946 (Creation)

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  • 0.9 m of textual records
  • 85 photographs

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(1857-1946)

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Series consists of files of records accumulated by L.D. Taylor pertaining to his activities as Mayor, political affairs, issues, and events in Vancouver, his business interests and activities, his property holdings, his family and friends, and his personal activities and interests. The series includes mayoral correspondence files for the years 1910 to 1911, arranged alphabetically. Other correspondence includes letters from Ted and Ken Taylor and other family members pertaining to their careers and activities. Files organized according to subject pertain to issues that Taylor dealt with in his political career, such as the single tax, policing, unions, water supply, False Creek lands, and bridges; his business interests; and his personal and family life. Some files contain notes made by Ted Taylor after L.D.'s death.

Document types include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, contracts, leases and other legal and financial documents, election material, reports, political cartoons, date books, note books, and ephemera.

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Newspaper clippings and some correspondence are very brittle

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Arrangement of records into files is for the most part chronological by year, with a few files organized according to subject. This arrangement of material into files appears to have been created by Ted Taylor after his father s death, and has been maintained. Series has been arranged chronologically by the Archivist in keeping with this arrangement.

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The majority of files were labeled; however, due to age, many of the labels were broken off, either partially, or in whole. Where possible, the original title was transcribed or re-constructed.

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