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Osborne J. Pierce architectural drawings and plans

Series consists of original Osborne J. Pierce architectural drawings and plans of houses and other types of buildings and monuments, with related notes, and a published photograph of a residence designed by Osborne J. Pierce. Included also is an unrelated essay by Pierce relating to statistics.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce and Caroline Little Pierce financial and investment records

Series consists of records pertaining to Osborne J. and Caroline Little Pierces' finances, in particular their real estate and stock investments. Real estate records include property deeds, options, agreements for sale, and other legal documents, as well as correspondence, notes, invoices, receipts and drawings. Records relating to stock investments in the Los Angeles Investment Company include account statements, agreements, receipts and other documents, newsletters, newspaper clippings, a semi-annual report and a book. The series also includes some records relating to Annie Louise Taylor's investment in the Company. In addition, the series includes government documents, legal documents, correspondence and newspaper clippings pertaining to the disbursement of Osborne's estate and pension, and notes made by Caroline concerning her estate.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

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

Osborne J. Pierce American Civil War records

Series consists of a diary (1862-1863), two certificates of appointment, a photograph and autobiographical writings relating to Osborne J. Pierce's experiences as a member of Company G of the 24th Regiment of the Maine Militia, the 24th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, and the 7th Maine Battery during the American Civil War.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Reports and publications

Series consists of various reports and publications relating to the City of Vancouver, including reports accumulated by L.D. Taylor in his capacity as Mayor.

Family photographs

Series consists of studio portrait and casual photographs of, or taken by, the Pierce and Taylor families, including an album and many loose photographs. Individuals appearing in the photographs include members of the Twitchell family, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce (Twitchell), Annie Louise Taylor (Pierce), Winifred Mabel Pierce, L.D. Taylor, Theodore Pierce Taylor, Kenneth Osborn Taylor, Mary Louise Taylor and Ruth Wing. Places photographed include Point Defiance Park, Tacoma Washington; Grouse Mountain, British Columbia; River Forest, Illinois; Sawtelle, California; and an architectural firm, possibly in Redlands, California. Some of the photographs were taken by Osborne J. Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

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

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

Photographs

Series consists of photographs documenting and relating to L.D. Taylor's activities as Mayor and in his private life, as well as photographs of family, friends and acquaintances.

Family letter files

Series consists of family correspondence and other records arranged chronologically into files by Ted Taylor. Records creators are Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Theodore Pierce Taylor and Kenneth Osborn Taylor. Series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of L.D. Taylor, relating to his marriage to Annie, his legal troubles in Chicago, his life in Vancouver, B.C., his ownership of the World newspaper and his activities as Mayor. Letters from Annie Taylor to her family between 1899 and 1906 document the Taylors' activities in Vancouver, and Annie s impressions of the city. Correspondence also includes letters from L.D.'s sister Kate Cooley to Annie Louise and Theodore Taylor. In addition to correspondence, the files in this series contain photographs, financial records, including receipts, invoices, cheque books and accounting records, journals and notebooks of Osborne J. Pierce and Winifred Mabel Pierce, legal documents, certificates, drawings, written prose and poetry, notes, pamphlets, programs, ephemera, postcards, newspaper and journal clippings, report cards, school assignments, business cards, invitations and membership cards.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Annie Louise Taylor photograph albums

Series consists of two photograph albums assembled by Annie Louise Taylor. Includes baby and childhood photographs of Theodore Pierce and Kenneth Osborn Taylor, Taylor family group photographs, individual photographs of Annie and L.D. Taylor and Caroline Little Pierce, and interior and exterior photographs of the Taylor's Fairview home.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Newspapers and clippings

Series consists of newspapers and newspaper clippings published by or pertaining to L.D. Taylor. Includes a partial issue of The Daily World (1901) and several issues of The New Deal (1937). Series also includes a scrap book presented to Taylor by his sons, containing mainly newspaper clippings, as well as some correspondence, ephemera, and photographs accumulated by L.D., circa 1927 to 1945.

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

Financial records

Series consists of L.D. Taylor s financial records, including banking records, property and income tax records, and records relating to his business interests in the New Oil Fields Corporation Ltd., the Big Seven Oil Company, and the Vancouver Oil and Mining Record. Series also includes records relating to a mortgage taken out by Alice Berry.

Annie Louise Taylor financial records

Series consists of banking and investment records of Annie Louise Taylor. Includes account books, banking receipts, invoices, notes, lists, statements and correspondence. Also included in the files are miscellaneous notes and lists, a form regarding Annie Louise Taylor's health concerns, and an editorial cartoon concerning L.D. Taylor.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Correspondence and subject files

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.

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

Winifred Mabel Pierce journal

Series consists of a journal kept by Winifred Mabel Pierce detailing her daily activites and, to a lesser extent, the activities of Annie Louise, Kenneth and Theodore Taylor, and Caroline Little Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce photographs

Series consists of photographs taken by Osborne J. Pierce. Includes some self-portraits and a photograph album containing scenic cyanotype and silver gelatin photographs taken in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Niagara Falls and Chicago, Illinois. Includes photographs of the Pierce family homestead in Albion, Maine.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Osborne J. Pierce business records

Series consists of records relating to Osborne J. Pierce's career as an architect and his position as a Superintendent of Drawing for the City of Chicago Department of Public Instruction. Records include correspondence, letters of recommendation, account books, notebooks and journals, a patent, a report, certificates, a book, a directory, business cards and advertisements.
Additional material intermingled with these records includes poetry and prose by Osborne J. Pierce, including autobiographical prose, family history notes, photographs, watercolours and drawings.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

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

Artifacts

Series consists of a gavel, a signature stamp and ribbons acquired by L.D. Taylor in the course of his activities as Mayor and between mayoral terms. Ribbons relate to various events attended by Taylor and committees that he was a member of, circa 1926 to 1929.

Annie Louise Taylor correspondence

Series consists of correspondence relating to Annie Louise Taylor's divorce from L.D. Taylor, including correspondence with L.D., addresses, and a birthday book.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

L.D. Taylor family fonds

  • AM1477
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1932

Fonds consists of records of the Taylor and Pierce families. The fonds has been divided into three sousfonds according to the three dominant creators: L.D. Taylor sousfonds (1873-1946), Ted Taylor sousfonds (1919-1959), and the O.J. Pierce (1831 -1939) sousfonds. The fonds includes records relating to the professional activities of family members, including L.D. Taylor's mayoral career and newspaper and mining business interests; Ted Taylor's career as a journalist and Hollywood press agent; Ken Taylor's career as a journalist and his service in the Second World War; and O.J. Pierce's career as an architect and his American Civil War service. Records also document the relationships between family members, their financial affairs and property ownership, education, and activities in general. Records documenting the civic administration and development of Vancouver, 1896 to 1946, may be found in the L.D. Taylor sousfonds and in the Correspondence series of the Ted Taylor and Osborne J. Pierce sousfonds. Some records in the Ted Taylor sousfonds pertain to Mary Louise Taylor, and the Pierce, Beaton and Werbel families. The O.J. Pierce sousfonds includes some records created by Annie, Winifred and Caroline Pierce. Document types include correspondence, photographs, newspapers and clippings, notebooks, financial and legal records, business records, publications, reports, ephemera, architectural drawings, paintings and sketches, poetic works, book drafts, drama scripts, political cartoons, date books, note books, stock certificates and artifacts.

Taylor family, Louis Denison

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