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J. J. Taylor letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8557

Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter from J. J. Taylor, Payson, Arizona, to his brother Rick about business matters. Includes a description of a mutual acquaintance, G. W. Davis, being imprisoned for forgery in selling property. Also includes detail about a man named James Taylor who was wanted for robbing a bank and other charges. Two law officers tried to arrest Taylor when he shot and killed one, and then was shot and killed by the other. The letter concludes with J. J. Taylor writing about water rights and losing his shipping contract at Salt Lake City, Utah. Dated January 6, 1898.


  • 1898 January 6


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

J. J. Taylor was a businessman in Payson, Arizona in 1898.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from Paul Olinkiewicz in July 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Paul Olinkiewicz; July 14, 2014.


Utah and the American West and cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013.)

Processing Information

Processed; Nate Burroughs, intern manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.

Register of J. J. Taylor letter
Nate Burroughs
2014 October 8
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States