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1842

File contains a piece of prose by Osborne J. Pierce titled "Early Recollections."

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Letterhead

File consists of letterhead for Osborne J. Pierce's office at 539 Chamber of Commerce Building in Los Angeles and for the South Hollywood Improvement Association, of which Pierce was an Executive Committee member.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

1913 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of programs, newspaper clippings and other records relating to Theodore (Ted) Taylor's participation in plays and other events at Los Angeles High School; a sheet of prose by Osborne J. Pierce; and a letter from Pierce to his sister Almira, in which he discusses the living arrangements and activities of L.D., Annie Louise, and Theodore Taylor.

1915

File consists of a newspaper clipping and three photographs relating to Theodore (Ted) Taylor's participation in a parade of Los Angeles school children, as well as two other photographs.

1921 - News service

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Ted Taylor and related newspaper clippings, pertaining to both his professional and personal lives. Includes correspondence with John M. Beckwith, William R. Kane, Harry Brand, Theodore C. Detrich and George Rosener.

1922 - GROPING - bureau and other possibilities

File consists of correspondence, notes and other records relating to Ted Taylor's publicity work in Hollywood, his activities as Editor of the motion picture industry publication "CAMERA!," and the establishment of the Los Angeles Press Service.

1922 - Loose threads

File consists of miscellaneous incoming and outgoing correspondence of Theodore Taylor, including correspondence concerning the Studio Publicists' Association's publication of the "Mouth Organ."

1923 Dec.

File consists of correspondence and a newspaper clipping relating to Taylor's editorial activities at the "Los Angeles Record," including correspondence from director William P.S. Earle; correspondence between Ted Taylor and Ruth Wing; incoming correspondence of Caroline Little Pierce and Annie Louise Taylor; and correspondence from Kate Cooley concerning L.D. Taylor. File also contains Christmas cards and greetings from actors Victor Potel and Raymond Cannon, actress Lillian Rich, producers John M. Stahl and Fanchon Royer, writers Al Cohn, Edith M. Ryan, Doris Anderson, and director D.W. Griffith.

1934 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of Ted Taylor's incoming and outgoing correspondence, including correspondence with family and friends, financial records, studio passes, cards, newspaper clippings, publicity and other notes, notices, postcards, one photograph and other material. File contains letters to and from L.D. Taylor, including wires relating to L.D.'s running for mayor in 1934 and a letter expressing his political and social views, as well as newspaper clippings concerning L.D. File also contains correspondence between Ted Taylor and the American Newspaper Guild concerning the possiblity of creating a Los Angeles guild, a report on an organization conference for a newspaper guild, and a copy of the Constitution of the Newspaper Guild of Los Angeles County. Also included in the file are cards and greetings from Tom Mix, the Hallam Cooley Agency, Thelma Hart, John Rohlfs, Reginald Owen, RKO Studios, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Pictures.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

1935 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of Ted Taylor's personal and professional correspondence, cards, studio passes, publicity and other notes, four photographs on postcards, newspaper clippings and a program. Professional correspondence includes correspondence relating to Taylor's work on the "Hollywood Reporter," and letters from Larry Blochman and Ted Le Berthon. Personal correspondence consists of letters to and from family and friends. File contains correspondence to and from L.D. Taylor and related notes and newspaper clippings. This includes a letter from L.D. describing his daily routine and the situation in Vancouver under the current mayor, correspondence from Ted to L.D. concerning Ted and Ken's visit to Vancouver, Ted's notes regarding L.D.'s family history and notable events in his life, and notes concerning Ted and Ken's activities during their visit to Vancouver. The file also contains records relating to Octavia Beaton's health, correspondence of Octavia, and a report card for Mary Taylor. The file also contains several cards and greetings to Ted Taylor from members of the motion picture industry, including Pinky Tomlin, Ben Jackson, Menifee Johnstone, Nat Levine, Carl Laemmle Jr., Al Martin, Francis Lederer, John Rohlf and Bill (William) Pine.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

1943 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of Ted Taylor personal and professional correspondence, financial records, draft of writings, clippings, leaflets, notes, address book pages, a postcard, cards and other material. It contains correspondence with L.D. Taylor, including a letter in which L.D. discusses his view of provincial and federal politics. Ted's letters discuss his work for the Screen Publicists Guild and family activities, including the marriage of Mary Louise Taylor. File also contains invoices for Ted's Screen Publicists Guild work.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

1946 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of Ted Taylor personal and professional correspondence and notes, newspaper articles, a record book, cards, a photograph and other material. Includes correspondence with L.D. Taylor with Ken Taylor. Outgoing correspondence discusses Ted's work, family activities, and the death of Octavia Beaton. File also includes newspaper articles concerning L.D. and Ted Taylor, and records pertaining to L.D.'s death and Ted and Ken's trip to Vancouver to settle the estate. File also contains a Conference of Studio Unions press release, a photograph of Sam Simpkin and a card from the Screen Actors Guild.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation, as well as the following sections: LDT 1946 & TT; 1946.

Jr-Jl [January-July 19]39 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of Ted Taylor correspondence, as well as employment records, financial records, pages from Ted Taylor's appointment calendar, publicity and other notes, notices, newspaper clippings, articles, a postcard, a photograph of an unidentified woman and other material. The file also contains correspondence of Octavia Beaton and Mary Louise Taylor. Ted Taylor correspondence includes letters to and from L.D. Taylor, including correspondence regarding his visit to Los Angeles and a series of articles on his life printed in "The Province" newspaper. The file also contains a newspaper clipping concerning "The Left-Handed Dictionary," as well as correspondence from the Lightbearers of Los Angeles, Motion Picture Democratic Committee, 'First Year Club', Los Angeles Newspaper Guild and Screen Publicists Guild.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

Jr-My [January-May] 1944 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of Ted Taylor's personal and professional correspondence, financial records, two photographs, drafts of writings, notes, minutes, newspaper clippings, cards and other records. File includes several letters to L.D. Taylor and from L.D. to Ted and Ken Taylor. Some letters include newspaper clippings pertaining to L.D. L.D.'s letters also include some discussion of provincial politics, his plans for the development of northern British Columbia, his desire to travel to the Peace River area, and the potential annexation of part of Canada to the U.S. Ted's letters discuss work, family activities and the birth of Mary Louise Taylor's son Peter. File also includes some Octavia Beaton correspondence.
File additionally contains minutes, contitution and bylaws of the People's Education Centre, as well as correspondence, leaflets, invitations and other material from groups such as the National Citizens' Committee for Winifred Lynn, Technocracy, Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, Screen Cartoonists Guild and the United States Civil Service Commission.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

L.D.T. [L.D. Taylor] - Vancouver - Police - 1928

File consists of newspaper clipplings pertaining to the 1928 Lennie inquiry in which L.D. Taylor was implicated as mayor. File also contains a letter and two wires from L.D. to Ted Taylor in 1935 and 1936 and a letter from Ted to L.D. notifying him of the death of Caroline Little Pierce in 1936.

Oc-Dc [October-December] 1937 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of correspondence, financial and employment records, studio passes, an agreement, publicity and other notes, cards and three photographs. Includes cards and greetings from Albert S. Rogell, Ralph and Buddy Welles, Tom Mix, Marge Decker and Sophie Tucker.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

Oct - Nv 1932 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of Ted Taylor correspondence with L.D. Taylor, Britann (Bill) Laymon and Ken Taylor, as well as some ephemeral material.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

Sp [September] 1933 TT [Ted Taylor]

File contains correspondence and notes of Ted Taylor. Includes correspondence from family and friends and a letter to L.D. Taylor, which discusses, in part, the visit of L.D.'s nurse, Katherine Federici, to Los Angeles.

Sp-Dc [September-December]1940 TT [Ted Taylor]

File consists of Ted Taylor correspondence, financial records, appointment book pages, newspaper clippings, articles, postcards, and other material. Includes several letters to and from L.D. Taylor, including letters regarding Ted's employment situation and his new publication "Hollywood Movies," as well as L.D.'s view of world events and Gerald (Gerry) McGeer's campaign for a seat in the House of Commons.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation, as well as the following sections: Dc '40 MLT; 1940 Accts.
The following notes appeared on the original file folder: "CLP estate - formal discharge KT admiss."

[Family 1928-1937]

File consists of Ken Taylor's daily journal September 3 to December 30, 1928, which includes entries pertaining to the illness and death of Annie Louise Taylor; two photographs of L.D., Ted and Mary Louise Taylor in 1929; a certificate of business and a notice of dissolution of the Radio Program Service; a photograph of and report card for Mary Louise; a letter from L.D. to Ted dated June 4, 1936; notes and other material.

Ap[ril 19]19

File consists of thirteen photographs, correspondence and a certificate. Includes four negatives and a vintage print of actress Alla Nazimova, two photographs showing actors being filmed on a Metro Pictures Corporation studio set, two photographs of Viola Dana and May Allison, and several photographs of Ted Taylor at the studios. File also contains incoming correspondence of Ted Taylor and a death certificate for Winifred Mabel Pierce.

Family - Pierce side

File consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings and notes pertaining to members of the Pierce and Twitchell families and friends of Annie Louise Taylor. File contains correspondence of Caroline Little Pierce's parents, Eli and Sopronia Twitchell, and Amy Twitchell, biographical notes concerning Osborne J. Pierce, a transcription of Caroline's memoirs, an address book that belonged either to Caroline or Annie, obituaries for Caroline, and two photographs of Caroline with her niece Minnie Twitchell Gilman, probably dating from circa 1865.
Items within the file have been arranged into the following sections by Ted Taylor: ALT; Bethel; CLP relatives; CLP addresses.

Family 1927 (Dec.)

File consists of Ted Taylor's correspondence, notes, cards, receipts and nine photographs, as well as a notebook belonging to Octavia Beaton. Includes correspondence with Annie Louise Taylor, Ken Taylor, L.D. Taylor, George Beaton, Caroline Little Pierce and various friends.
File also includes four photographs pertaining to Ken's trip to Ensenada, Mexico with Mr. and Mrs. Kenny (CVA 1477-1238 to CVA 1477-1241), three photographs of the Fete Provincial at Le Cannet in April 1928 (CVA 1477-1242 to CVA 1477-1244) and two photographs of Mary Louise Taylor (CVA 1477-1245 and CVA 1477-1246). File also contains cards from Edith Millicent Ryan and Jackie Coogan.

Family 1927 jr-nv [January to November]

File consists of correspondence, five photographs, newspaper clippings, notes, postcards, cards, receipts and other material. Includes mainly the personal and professional correspondence of Ted Taylor. Personal correspondence consists of letters to and from friends and family, including correspondence with Annie Louise Taylor, Ken Taylor, Caroline Little Pierce, Ruth Wing, William Wing, George Beaton, Bruce Beaton and L.D. Taylor. Correspondence with L.D. Taylor relates to the 1926 civic election, plans to amalgamate Vancouver with Point Grey and South Vancouver, L.D.'s chairmanship of the Greater Vancouver Water Board, development of Grouse Mountain and L.D.'s activities in the summer and fall of 1927, including a vacation at Stuart Island. File also contains several newspaper clippings relating to L.D. Taylor; clippings pertaining to the Hollywood film industry; photographs of Caroline Little Pierce (CVA 1477-1233, CVA 1477-1234), Mary Louise Taylor (CVA 1477-1235, CVA 1477-1236) and Ted Taylor (CVA 1477-1237); and correspondence from George to Octavia Beaton. Letters from Ruth Wing discuss happenings in the Hollywood film industry.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

Family 1930 Jr-Ap [January to April]

File consists of Ted Taylor personal and professional correspondence and notes, newspaper clippings, a newsletter and a postcard. File contains correspondence and newspaper clippings pertaining to L.D. Taylor, including a letter describing the political situation in Vancouver and L.D.'s plans to run for mayor in the 1930 election.
Items within the file have been divided up into sections by Ted Taylor according to month of creation.

May 19[19]

File consists of Ted Taylor photographs and incoming correspondence of Caroline Little Pierce, Ted and Annie Louise Taylor. File contains fourteen photographs taken at Metro Pictures Corporation studio. Includes photographs taken on film sets, including the set of "One-Thing-At-a-Time O'Day." Includes photographs of Florence Porter Parks, Hale Hamilton, Herbert Blache, Wheeler Oakman, Bert Lytell, John McCormack, Eileen Percy, Joseph Kilgour, D.F. McSweeney, M.E. McLaughlin, Thomas [Mayton?] and Edwin Schneider. Some or all of the photographs may have been taken by Ted Taylor.

Persons - Family

File consists of correspondence, notes, lists, diagrams and clippings relating to the Baker, Beaton and Taylor families. Includes correspondence from Gladys and Edith Baker, a photograph showing members of the Baker, Yull and Cooley families in 1947 and obituaries for Edith and Ray Stannard Baker. Beaton material includes Octavia Beaton correspondence, George Beaton records and Ted Taylor's notes concerning Beaton relatives. File also includes chronologies of significant events in family members' lives compiled by Ted, including his own personal and professional chronologies and lists of contacts, a Taylor-Beaton family tree and a letter of introduction for Ted by L.D. Taylor in 1928.
Items within the file have been arranged into the following sections by Ted Taylor: Baker; Beaton; Beaton friends; Dana; Family - days marking events; LDT; Family lines of relation; General records.

Taxes - Assessments

File consists of tax assessments and receipts for property held by Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce and Kenneth Taylor between 1910 and 1957, as well as a decree of distribution for Osborne's estate in 1912.

1929 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton's correspondence with her brother-in-law Ralph Beaton and correspondence relating to her employment situation.

1933 Beaton

File consists of Octavia Beaton correspondence, financial records, articles, a program, cards and a photograph. Correspondence relates to family, financial and employment matters and the effect of the Depression on the Beaton and Taylor families. Includes correspondence with relatives and friends, including letters to L.D. Taylor and a letter from L.D. discussing his intention to run in Ominica as an independent candidate for the provincial legislature. Photograph is a studio portrait of an unidentified young man.

Pictures, cuttings and misc. - Beaton

File consists of a Christmas card from L.D. Taylor, correspondence and a statement of personal information pertaining to Octavia Beaton's claim for a state pension and a letter pertaining to funeral arrangements for Octavia Beaton.

[1926]

File includes fifteen photographs, personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, a program and a blueprint political cartoon.

[1928]

File includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, campaign material, a photograph and ephemera.

[1932]

File includes newspaper clippings concerning L.D. Taylor's activities as Mayor and his illness, correspondence, campaign material, five photographs, a date book and municipal financial statements. File also includes both original and photographic reproductions of political cartoons by R.L. Halstead and Fitzmaurice.

[1937]

File includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, an election pamphlet and address relating to Taylor's campaign for the position of alderman, financial receipts, lists and a souvenir program for the "Coronation Torchlight Tattoo and Military Display by 1st Veteran's Battalion, July 1st, 1937." File also includes draft newspaper articles by Taylor and entire issues of The New Deal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (April 2, 1937) and Vol. 1, No. 37 (December 3, 1937), as well as partial issues for April 16, April 30, and May 7.

[19]20 L.D.T.

File consists of a copy of a memorandum of agreement between John William Patterson and Defiance Wharves Limited, January 24, 1920.

[19]23

File includes financial records for the Vancouver Oil & Mining Record and a certificate of encumberance for Lot 191.

[19]27

File includes twenty-three photographs, correspondence, a report, newspaper clippings, financial receipts, and a program for "Canada's Diamond Jubilee, 1867-1927: Port banquet dedicated to the opening of C.P.R. piers 'B-C', Monday , the fourth of July." Includes two photographs of children inscribed to L.D. Taylor.

[19]38

File includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, an election campaign pamphlet, muncipal financial statements, notes and three photographs of family and friends.

[19]41

File includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, post cards, poems and transcribed articles.

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