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Guide to the Marie Hansen Taylor Papers, 1848-1927
Special Collections M0603  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marie Hansen Taylor Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1848-1927
    Collection number: Special Collections M0603
    Creator: Taylor, Marie Hansen, 1829-1925
    Extent: 4 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of the great-grandaughter, Natalie Kiliani Shastid, 1992

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Marie Hansen Taylor Papers, M0603, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Born in Gotha, Germany. Her father was the court astronomer. Married Bayard Taylor, writer, traveller, and artist, in 1856. She knew many of the authors and publishers of her time. She collected recipes with her daughter in anticipation of doing a cookbook. The plan was to include with the recipes a bit about their history. Their daughter, Lillian, married Dr. Otto Theobold Kiliani.

    Scope and Content

    Writings of Marie Taylor, 1848 and 1854 (poetry and prose). 19 journals of Marie Taylor, 1860-1877; 1 of Lillian Taylor Kiliani, 1919. Correspondence between the family, 1891-1927. There are also 4 boxes of cookbook material, much handwritten in both German and English.

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    Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878.
    Kiliani, Lillian Bayard Taylor, 1858.
    Kiliani, Otto Theobald.
    American literature--19th century.
    United States--Social life and customs.