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Taylor, John: letter, 5 Jul 1837

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL404
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Taylor, John: letter, 5 Jul 1837
Date(s): 1837
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Taylor | John | 1779-1863 | mining manager and entrepreneur


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Taylor was born in Norwich in 1779. The son of the yarn manufacturer and nonconformist minister John Taylor (1750-1826) and his wife Susanna née Cook (1755-1823). He trained as a land surveyor and civil engineer and became successful in the field of metal mining and a leading exponent of new mining technology. Taylor was also deeply interested in mining development overseas and in scientific education. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, a prominent member of the Geological Society of London and the Institution of Civil Engineers, and helped to found both the University of London and the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Several of his siblings were also prominent in engineering, printing and the arts.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Taylor of London to Richard Taylor, Esq [probably the writer's son or brother], 5 Jul 1837. 'The bearers Messrs. [Gabriel] Daubrée and Sentis have studied at the Ecole des Mines at Paris and are strongly recommended by Messrs. [François] Arago and Combes. I have furnished them with introductions to some of our agents, but if you will give them further advice and assistance in Cornwall I shall be obliged to you.' Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from E Hall, 1966.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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