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George Shepherd Taylor correspondence, circa 1881-1887

 Series — Box: 29
Identifier: MSS 1544 Series 9

Scope and Contents

Contains Taylor correspondence concerning Cannon stock herd sale and his missionary service in New Zealand, circa 1881-1887.


  • circa 1881-1887


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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ruth Louise Partridge papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

George Shepherd Taylor (1860-1924) was a businessman in Provo, Utah. He served as mission president in New Zealand for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1920 to 1923.

George Shepherd Taylor was born on July 16, 1860 in Salt Lake City, Utah to George Hamilton Taylor and Elmina Shepherd. He grew up in Salt Lake, completing studies at the University of Utah and Brigham Young Academy and working as a clerk at the Taylor, Romney, Armstrong Lumber Company. He married Anna Christina Smoot (1858-1904) in 1882, and then served a mission in New Zealand for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1884 to 1888.

After his return he moved his family to Provo, Utah, where he established a stationary and paper company. He also served as president of the George H. Taylor Investment Company and as a vice-president of the Smoot Lumber Company. In 1920 he was called to serve as mission president for the Church in New Zealand, where he served until 1923. He passed away shortly after his return to Provo on January 16, 1924.


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Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States