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L.D. Taylor family fonds Taylor, Theodore Pierce English
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Scrapbook

Series consists of a scrapbook relating to Ted Taylor's professional activities between 1918 and 1924, in particular to his positions as the News Director at Metro Pictures Corporation and a member of the Goldwyn Pictures publicity staff. Records include correspondence, photographs, articles, clippings, cards and other material.

Taylor, Theodore Pierce

Financial and property records

Series consists of records pertaining to real estate holdings of the Pierce and Taylor family and the settlement of the estates of Osborne J. and Caroline Little Pierce. Records include correspondence, notes, clippings, legal documents, bills, tax assessments and receipts.

Taylor, Theodore Pierce

Photographs

Series consists of Ted Taylor's photographs that were not arranged into files. Includes photographs of Ted Taylor, Ken Taylor, Mary Louise Taylor, Peter Taylor, Bruce Beaton, Marianne Wing, pilot Lucy Wallingford, Bea[trice?] Lee, and 5301 Lexington Avenue, Los Angeles.

Taylor, Theodore Pierce

Correspondence and subject files

Series consists of Ted Taylor correspondence and other records arranged by Ted into chronological and subject files. Records pertain to Ted s personal and professional activities, and concern his relationships with family members, his marriages, friendships, involvement with various associations, and his career as a Hollywood publicist and journalist, including his work at Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Universal Pictures studios. The series also includes several subject files pertaining to L.D. Taylor. Although the majority of records in the series were created or received by Ted Taylor, the series also includes some records of Caroline Little Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor, Octavia Beaton, Mary Louise Taylor and Osborne J. Pierce. In addition to correspondence, the series includes photographs, notes, legal documents, financial records, agreements, journals, articles, press releases, notebooks, appointment books, address books, drawings, paintings, scripts, newspaper clippings, newsletters and other publications, studio passes, programs, cards, ephemera and objects.

Taylor, Theodore Pierce

Octavia Stewart Beaton records

Series consists of records of or pertaining to Octavia Stewart Beaton, arranged into files by Ted Taylor. Correspondents include Ralph Beaton, George Beaton, Bruce Beaton, L.D. Taylor, George Fowler and Ken Taylor. Includes correspondence relating to the death of Mary Beaton Taylor, the birth of Mary Louise Taylor, and Octavia's move to Paris to assist Ted with the care of Mary Louise. The series also contains many letters to and from L.D. Taylor, pertaining to his illness in 1931 and 1932, his activities as Mayor of Vancouver, and the activities of Ted and Ken Taylor. Series also contains an account of a trip to Vancouver and Gilford Island in 1910 and a small amount of material pertaining to Octavia's death. Also included in this series is a diary of Mary Beaton Taylor, dating from 1925. Records includes correspondence, minutes and reports, a diary, poetry, prose, photographs, narrative account, financial records, articles, notes, newspaper clippings, a newsletter, leaflets, pamphlets, programs and notes. Records pertain to family, financial and employment matters for the most part, as well as Octavia's involvement with several organizations, including the Hollywood Woman's Club, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross, the British War Relief Association of Southern California and the American Legion Auxiliary in Paris.

Taylor, Theodore Pierce

Family letter files

Series consists of correspondence and other records created by and pertaining to the activities of the Taylor, Pierce and Beaton families, arranged chronologically into files by Ted Taylor. The majority of the records pertain to the personal and professional activities of Ted Taylor, and concern his relationships with family members, marriages, friendships, involvement with various associations, and his career as a Hollywood publicist and journalist, including his work at Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Universal Pictures studios. The series also includes, to a lesser extent, records of Caroline Little Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Ken Taylor, Octavia Beaton, Mary Beaton and Mary Louise Taylor. In addition to correspondence, the series includes photographs, notes, articles, legal documents, financial records, appointment books, address books, notebooks, newspaper clippings, studio passes, sketches and drawings, journals, newsletters and other publications, scripts, cards, ephemera, newsletters, agreements, objects and programs.
In addition to correspondence, the series includes photographs, notes, legal documents, financial records, agreements, journals, articles, notebooks, appointment books, address books, sketches and drawings, scripts, newspaper clippings, newsletters and other publications, studio passes, programs, cards, ephemera and objects.

Taylor, Theodore Pierce

Ted Taylor sousfonds

Sousfonds consists of correspondence, photographs and other records of Ted Taylor and members of the Taylor, Pierce and Beaton families, arranged into files by Ted. The majority of records were created or accumulated by Ted, and pertain to his personal and professional activities. Records concern his relationships with family, friends and colleagues, his career as a publicist and reporter in Hollywood, California and Paris, France, and his involvement in various associations. In addition to Ted s records, the sousfonds also contains records of and pertaining to Octavia Beaton, Mary Beaton, Mary Louise Taylor, Ken Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Annie Louise Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce and Osborne J. Pierce. Material pertaining to L.D. Taylor includes correspondence with various members of the family, photographs, and notes concerning L.D. s activities in Vancouver, as Mayor, and his death and funeral. In addition to correspondence and photographs, record include notes, newspaper clippings, articles, drafts, notebooks, address books, journals, studio passes, cards, drawings, paintings, sketches, press release, publications, scripts, ephemera, legal documents, bills, receipts and other financial records, postcards, agreements and contracts, and objects.

The sousfonds has been arranged into the following seven series: Correspondence and subject files (1906-1947); Family Letter files (1827-1954); Financial and property records (1910-1957); Scrapbook (1918-1924); Photographs ([1909-1947]); Octavia Stewart Beaton records (1902-[after 1946]); Mary Louise Taylor Werbel records (1963, 1972).

Taylor, Theodore Pierce