Guide to the William Wisner Taylor papers M2203

Malgorzata Schaefer
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
May 2017
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064


This is a listing of materials rather than a true finding aid.

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: William Wisner Taylor papers
source: Chapman, Barney
Identifier/Call Number: M2203
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear Feet one flat box and one half box
Date (inclusive): c. 1873-1957
Physical Location: [identification of item], William Wisner Taylor Jr. papers (M2203). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

Content Description

Materials consist largely of photographs from Taylor's time in the military, including cabinet cards, snapshots, and portraits, many with notes on the verso. Subject matter includes the Philippines, the army, and Taylor's family. Also includes postcards and some printed matter and ephemera such as Taylor's official certificate of joining the military, his official honorable discharge, invitations from President Hoover for a reception at the White House, and some sketches by Taylor.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: lish

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; 2017. Accession MSS 2017-041.

Biographical / Historical

William Wisner Taylor, Jr. was born on October 24, 1873 and died July 17, 1957. He served in the United States Army, first in the Philippines from 1898 until at least 1906, and later in France during World War I. He wed Ethel Naill Taylor and had two sons, William Nallie Taylor and Oliver Burtis Taylor. Taylor rose to the rank of Colonel during his time in the military.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chapman, Barney

flat-box 1, Folder 1

Official certificate of joining the miliary; official honorable discharge

flat-box 1, Folder 1

Army Relief Society Governors Island Section Garden Party, Saturday, June 7th, 1924 - program

flat-box 1

Many photographs, including posed military regiments, individual portraits, snapshots, black and white

Box 2, Folder 1-10

Photographs of army, of the Philippines, of family, black and white snapshots, many with notes on verso

Box 2, Folder 11


Box 2, Folder 12

Identity card, 7th Division

Box 2, Folder 12

Ephemera: invitation from President Hoover for a reception at the White House; Christmas greetings from officers of the twelfth U.S. Infantry; marriage announcement of William Naille Taylor; several notes in French; sketches by Wm Wisner Taylor

map-folder 3

Document signed by the Governor General of the Philippine Islands to allow Allen W. Hamilton to freely pass 1919-09-27

map-folder 3

Two posed photographs of military on the lawn