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Family 1924 Jr-Jl [January to July]

File consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, a photograph, postcards, cards, receipts, tickets and other material relating mainly to the personal and professional activities of Ted Taylor. Personal correspondents of Ted include Caroline Little Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor and Ruth Wing. His professional correspondents include friends, colleagues at various studios and publications, as well as the following individuals: Charles A. Post, Thomas H. Ince, Ralph Dawson, Barabara La Marr, Vic Potel, Paul Gangelin, Fanchon Royer, Colleen Moore, Eileen Sedgwick, Edith Millicent Ryan, Tom Reed, Buckleigh Fritz Oxford, Elzabeth Alexander (on behalf of her son Ben Alexander), J.K. McDonald, Jeff Lazarus and Millard Webb. Also included in the file are copies of Ted's "Cinematters" column and other articles, several articles quoting his writings, pages of his address book, and a photograph on a postcard of the camp grounds at Warner Springs, California.
File also contains some correspondence and other records of Caroline and Annie Louise, and a letter from Octavia to Mary Beaton. Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

Family 1925 ap-aug [April to August]

File consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, five photographs, financial receipts, postcards, a drawing, a pamphlet, cards, a book with enclosures and other material. File contains professional correspondence of Ted and Ken Taylor, and Ted's personal correspondence, the majority of which pertains to the birth of Mary Louise Taylor and the illness and death of Mary Beaton Taylor. Includes correspondence with Octavia Beaton, George Beaton, Bruce and Mary May Beaton, L.D. Taylor, Ken Taylor, Annie Louise Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce and publicist Howard Strickling. File also includes incoming Mary Beaton Taylor correspondence from Octavia, Mary May Beaton and various friends, and a letter from Octavia to Annie. Additional material includes photographs of George Beaton (CVA 1477-1218) and Ted Taylor with co-workers in Paris (CVA 1477-1217), a sketch of Ted Taylor, and an article by Ken Taylor.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

Family 1925 jr-my [January to May]

File consists of correspondence, financial records, sketches, address book, newspaper clippings, a photograph, postcards, passenger list, passport, cards, programs and other material. File contains Ted Taylor's personal and professional correspondence, including correspondence with colleagues and friends, including actress Louise Fazenda, Ferdinand Earle and Howard Strickling, letters congratulating him on his new position as the Western representative of the New York Morning Telegraph and letters of introduction for his arrival in Paris. Also included is a list of preferred and unfavorable individuals and studios from the New York Morning Telegraph. The file also contains correspondence from the Seven Arts Playhouse regarding Ted's play "Grand Guignol" and his chairmanship of the Playhouse's Dramatic Writing Group, a newspaper clipping concerning his play "The Butcher's," and a program for the Playhouses' successor, The Garret Club.
Also included in the file is Ted's correspondence with Ken Taylor, Annie Louise Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce and L.D. Taylor. Letters from L.D. discuss his acitivities as Mayor of Vancouver and the visit of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The file also contains some records of Mary Beaton Taylor, including a passport with photograph (CVA 1477-1216), account books and correspondence with Octavia Beaton, Bruce and Mary May Beaton and friends. Several duplicate copies of CVA 1477-681 (head and shoulders studio portrait of Ted Taylor) were also located in the file.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation, as well as the following sections: "Letter, Introduction, Feb 25," "13-27 fb 25 NY-Havre (De Grasse)," "28 fb-7 mar 25 a Paris tours les deux" and "18mr-15 ap 25 147 rue Broca."

Family 1928 jr-jl [January to July] - hospital

File consists of Ted Taylor's correspondence, photographs, notes, sketches, postcards, receipts and cards, as well as incoming correspondence of Octavia Beaton, Caroline Little Pierce and Terese Stewart French, and pages from Octavia's address book. Includes correspondence between Ted Taylor and Octavia Beaton, Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Ruth Wing, William Wing and various friends. Includes a letter from L.D. Taylor discussing the upcoming civic election for 1929. File also contains correspondence from Octavia to Caroline and Annie and three photographs of Mary Louise Taylor.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

Family 1929 Jr-Ag [January to August]

File consists of Ted Taylor personal and professional correspondence and notes, photographs, financial records, daily appointment book pages, drafts of contracts, newspaper clippings, sketches, cards, postcards, theatre programs and other material. Personal correspondents include various friends and family members, including L.D. Taylor, Ken Taylor, Octavia Beaton and George J. Fowler. Professional correspondents include Lane Chandler. Correspondence with L.D. relates to Annie Louise Taylor's death, their marriage and L.D.'s world tour. Some correspondence and newspaper clippings pertain to L.D. and George J. Fowler's visit to Los Angeles in May and to the capsizing of L.D. and Ken's boat in the Parsnip River in northern British Columbia. The file also contains many notes by Ted concerning his professional and personal activities, an agreement between the Los Angeles Press Service and the Radio Program Service and a notice of dissolution of this agreement. Also included in the file are photographs and textual records relating to publicity for female pilot Lucy Wallingford.
File has been divided up into the following sections by Ted Taylor: Sonia 1929; TT Mar '29; TT April '29; TT May '29; [TT June] '29; Wallingford, Lucille; July '29; and [TT] Ag '29; E - dance tieups.

Family 1931 Jr-Aug [January to August]

File consists of correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, notes, receipts, cards postcards and ephemeral and other material. File includes Octavia Beaton and Ken Taylor correspondence and Ted Taylor's personal and professional correspondence and notes. Correspondence includes letters to and from L.D. Taylor and George J. Fowler concerning L.D.'s illness and family activities. The file also contains articles by and pertaining to Ted, newspaper clippings relating to Ken's job with the Radio News Service, an obituary for Kate Cooley Taylor, and eight negatives and four prints of Mary Louise Taylor and Octavia Beaton at the beach. Also included in the file are cards and greetings from Bill Pine, Colleen Moore and Natalie Moorhead.
File has been divided up into the following sections by Ted Taylor: Ken 1931, etc.; Jan '31; Feb '31, Ap '31; My '31; Je '31; Jy '31; Ag '31.

Ted [Taylor]

File consists of Mary Louise Taylor Werbel records relating to Ted Taylor and accumulated after his death. Includes correspondence and cards pertaining to Ted's death in 1963 and correspondence relating to his share of royalties for "The Left Handed Dictionary" in 1972.

1910 Beaton - Vancouver and woods, B.C.

File contains a copy of an August 1, 1910 letter from Octavia Beaton to her parents describing her trip with George Beaton from Vancouver on a tug boat to Gilford Island, where they spent three days, and their return to Vancouver aboard the "Cassiar." Beaton describes logging operations, the local fishing industry, and fellow passengers.

1927 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence, including correspondence concerning the death of her daughter-in-law Mary and a letter from George Beaton, records relating to her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary, and prose written by her on the topic of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight.

1930 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence, relating to family, financial and employment matters. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with her brother-in-law Ralph Beaton, incoming correspondence from George Beaton, outgoing correspondence to Bruce Beaton, and correspondence with family, friends, and her employer.

1931 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence and related records concerning family, financial and employment matters and the effect of the Depression on the Beaton and Taylor families. Includes correspondence with Ralph Beaton, many letters to L.D. Taylor and letters from George Fowler concerning L.D.'s health during an extended illness. Correspondence relates to

[1933 Octavia Beaton]

File consists of the Tin Bull Vol. 1, No. 1 (February 25, 1933), a newsletter written by Ted Taylor to document the activities of the Taylor-Beaton household, and a photograph of Octavia Beaton and an unknown woman.

[Account book and inventory, December 1902 to 1925]

Notes by Ted Taylor on front cover of book read: "ALT: D[e]c[ember] '02 - Xmas; J[anua]r[y] '03 - Chicago, Lansing, Minneapolis?; 1906 - Vancouver; K[enneth] T[aylor] words; N[o]v[ember] '06 - packing at Alberni St.; J[anua]r[y] '06 expenses; 1910 - L.A.; 1920 - expenses ; 1925 - expenses."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Financial and medical records]

File consists of banking records, such as account books, cleared cheques and other account records, invoices and receipts for purchases and a form concerning Annie Louise Taylor's health issues. One of the account books contains miscellaneous notes and lists.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Los Angeles Investment Company]

File consists of statements and correspondence relating to Annie Louise Taylor's ownership of stock in the Los Angeles Investment Company and an editorial cartoon concerning L.D. Taylor.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1898-1910 plus some Paris

File includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce, Osborne J. Pierce and Winifred Mabel Pierce. Includes a postcard showing the C.P.R. station, Vancouver B.C. and many postcards from the United States and South America. File also contains a notebook belonging to Osborne J. Pierce, 1907-1908.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Correspondence]

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor and Winifred Mabel Pierce, including a postcard from Vancouver, B.C., outgoing correspondence of Theodore Taylor, two newspaper clippings and three photographs.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family 1906-1909]

File consists of correspondence of L. D. Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce, including a letter from L.D. to Osborne, financial records, several postcards from the United States, three photographs, and a report card.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1900

File contains correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce, Osborne J. Pierce, and Winifred Mabel Pierce, as well as school assignments by Winifred's students.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1906, Sep[tember]-Dec[ember]

File includes correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce and Theodore Taylor. Includes letters from L.D. to Caroline and Theodore, and letters from Annie to Caroline concerning her move to California. File also contains several postcards from the United States, Canada and England, a map of acreage in Township 4, Jefferson County, Oklahoma, Osborne's chequebook, 1901-1902, and other financial records.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "A[nnie] L[ouise] T[aylor]-K[enneth] T[aylor]-T[heodore] T[aylor] to CA, Nov (1 to 11); 19 Nov '06 - T[heodore] T[aylor] 4th grade Berendo; Sep '06 A[nnie] L[ouise] T[aylor] to C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce], while C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce] Vancouver and O[sborne] J. P[ierce] Tacoma, till joined C[aroline] L[ittle] P[ierce] to 1317 Catalina St. L.A.; 1 Nov. '06 - rent 1420 from Judson, $22 month; 16 Nov. - A[nnie] L[ouise] T[aylor] [?] to L.A., T[heodore] T[aylor] learns about grape harvest and goes hunting, Berendo [4th] grade, back of Amy, cross from Doris?"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1909, July to December

File includes correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Theodore Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce, Osborne J. Pierce and Winifred Mabel Pierce. Includes a letter from L.D. Taylor to Theodore Taylor and many postcards from the United States and Vancouver, B.C. Several postcards were sent during Theodore's trip to Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C. and Victoria, B.C. with L.D. The file also contains three photographs and financial records of Osborne J. Pierce and Annie Louise Taylor.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "TT-WMP to SF, Sept. 3; TT to Seattle meet LDT Sept 4? 5?; Vancouver-Victoria-Tacoma Sept 16 start back; Summer 09 - WMP v[isi]t 1901 Lexington; Mt. Lowe, WMP-ALT-TT; LDT to LA Dec. 09"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1909-1910

File includes outgoing correspondence of L.D. Taylor and Osborne J. Pierce and incoming correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, Theodore Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce and Osborne J. Pierce, including a letter from L.D. to Osborne. File also includes financial records of Annie Louise Taylor, Theodore Taylor membership cards, and postcards from the United States.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1911 Jan[uary] to May

File includes incoming correspondence of Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor and Theodore Taylor. Includes correspondence from Winifred to Caroline, and from Osborne to Winifred. Includes postcards from California and Edmonton, Alberta. File also includes a photograph, financial records of Annie Louise, a notebook containing notes by Osborne, a report card for Theodore, a booklet and other material regarding the South Hollywood Improvement Association, a newspaper clipping, an invitation, and a receipt.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1911, June to Dec[ember]

File includes incoming correspondence of Osborne J. Pierce, Theodore Taylor and Kenneth Taylor, outgoing correspondence of L.D. Taylor, and the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, Winifred Mabel Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce. Includes letters, postcards and greeting cards sent between family members, includings postcards sent from L.D. to Kenneth, Theodore and Annie Louise Taylor while visting Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and New York. Other postcards in this file pertain to various places in the United States. File also includes six photographs, invoices, a programme and Annie Louise Taylor financial records and a notebook.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "23 J[un]e 11 - grad, 8th grade, Berendo [Middle School], L.A."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

[Family] 1912, Mar[ch] to Dec[ember]

File includes incoming correspondence of Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Theodore Taylor and Kenneth Taylor, and outgoing correspondence of Winifred Mabel Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor and L.D. Taylor. Includes letters of condolence regarding the death of Osborne J. Pierce and greeting cards, as well as letters and other material from L.D. Taylor to Annie Louise and Theodore Taylor. Other material includes postcards of Rossland, B.C. and Vancouver, B.C. showing The World Building, as well as a copy of an invitation for a birthday party for The World, July 20, 1912, sent by L.D. to his staff. Other postcards feature California and Stockholm, Sweden. File also includes two photographs, a notebook containing notes by Winifred, Caroline's bank book for 1912-1925, an invoice, and a newspaper clipping and programme for a play Theodore had a role in and a drawing.

Original file folder was inscribed with the following notes by Ted Taylor: "Ap[ril]12- W[inifred] M[abel P[ierce] notes on family, etc.; 25 May 12, Merchant of Venice (Berendo at Poly)"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Family 1902, Jan[uary]-Apr[il]

File consists of correspondence from Osborne J. Pierce and Annie Louise Taylor to Caroline Little Pierce, incoming correspondence of Annie Louise Taylor, and a property tax bill for Osborne J. Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Lot 14 - N. Park [Tract]

File contains two real estate options (1928) and an agreement for sale of real estate (1931) pertaining to Lot 14, Block D of North Park Tract, Los Angeles.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1860-1 biog?

File consists of several autobiographical prose works by Osborne J. Pierce, titled "Chapter -- - Circumstances Dictate New Plans"; "Chapter -- - The New Plans are Considered and Adopted"; "Chapter -- - We Go and Find Schools to Teach"; "Chapter -- - Resumes School Teaching Again"; "Chapter 11 [untitled]"; "Chapter Third [untitled]; "The Evolution of Se[--]e, Chapter 1"

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1866-[18]71

File includes a United States patent granted to Osborne J. Pierce in 1871 for an Improvement in Roofings, an alphabetical index book with citations to articles of interest and notes on construction and architecture, and an excerpt of autobiographical prose by Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1903

File contains two photographs by Osborne J. Pierce and a certificate allowing him to practice architecture in the State of California in 1903. File also contains three watercolours by Winifred Mabel Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1903 Redlands

File consists of three issues of The Citrograph, a weekly publication produced in Redlands, California, containing advertisements for Osborne J. Pierce, architect, and a copy of the Redlands Review Building Edition.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

O.J.P. self pictures

File consists of self-portraits taken by Osborne J. Pierce, including photographs showing multiple images of himself

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1922 - How to spell "Rubaiyat"

File consists of correspondence, press releases, and receipts relating to Ted Taylor's role as a publicist for Ferdinand Earle and Earle's production "The Rubaiyat." includes commentary by Earle concerning dealings with David O. Selznick.

[19]29

File includes a passport, letters of identification and presentation, newspaper clippings, photographs and ephemera relating to L.D. Taylor's world tour. File also includes campaign material, and newspaper clippings and other material relating to family and civic affairs.

[19]31

File includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, three photographs, a municipal financial statement, a day book and ephemera.

[19]35-[19]36

File includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, municipal financial statements, political commentary and financial receipts.

Celona [19]40

File consists of legal correspondence, notes by L.D. Taylor and a newspaper clipping regarding the imprisonment of Joe Celona on charges of white slavery.

Charter amendment

File consists of L.D. Taylor's address to the Chairman and members of the Legislative Private Bills Committee regarding amendment to the Charter of the City of Vancouver.

Mining

File consists of records relating to L.D. Taylor's financial interests in mining, as well as a 1945 press release concerning his political ambitions and newspaper clippings relating to his illness in 1946.

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