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Item or Series Title Taylor-Palmer Family Papers Collection
Catalog Number 2014-05-004
Description This collection of family papers and memorabilia starts with a family tree of the descendants of Dr. Henry Palmer (1827-1895), who was a Civil War surgeon and then became the surgeon general of Wisconsin, based in Janesville, Wisconsin.

The collection was assembled by his grandson Frederick Hoyt Taylor's second wife Martha Mongeau Taylor. It includes photographs, letters, memorials, small publications, news clippings, textile fragments, a handwritten memory book, and a baby book.

Related family names that appear in the collection include Dr. Palmer's daughter Elizabeth Palmer Taylor and husband John Siebert Taylor (who was the MAC/MSU director of bands in the 1910s); their son Frederick Hoyt Taylor; Dr. Palmer's son Dr. William H. Palmer; Dr. Palmer's daughter Stella Palmer Sabin and her family.
Old ID Number 91.5
Collection Title Taylor-Palmer Family Papers Collection
Creator Taylor, Martha Mongeau
Other Creators Taylor, Elizabeth Palmer
Dates of Creation 1889-1962
Year Range from 1889
Year Range to 1962
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Sabin Family
Taylor, Elizabeth Palmer
Taylor, John Siebert
Palmer, William H.
Palmer, Henry
Taylor, Frederick Hoyt
Search Terms Baby books
Family history
Textiles
Memorial rites & ceremonies
Sheet music
Associated Material East Lansing Public Library has a Frederick Hoyt Taylor collection. An inventory is in the file with the accession material.
Containers Dr. Henry Palmer Descendants
Dr. Henry Palmer- photographs including steel engraving
Dr. Henry Palmer- news clippings
Dr. Henry Palmer- surgeon general certificate; calling card
Dr. Henry Palmer- memorials
John Siebert Taylor and Elizabeth Palmer Taylor- photographs
Elizabeth Palmer Taylor documents
Elizabeth Palmer Taylor textile items
Elizabeth Palmer Taylor memory book "My Life"
John Siebert Taylor documents and sheet music
Baby's Record book (Frederick Hoyt Taylor 1906-1996)
Frederick Hoyt Taylor miscellaneous items and photographs
Dr. William H. Palmer- news clippings and postcards
Sabin Family documents
Miscellaneous/Unidentified photographs