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Taylor family photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 5955

Scope and Contents

This collection contains nine lantern slides taken by Fredrick Whitaker Taylor (or son) on a trip from Utah to San Francisco, California, in 1915 by the F.W. Taylor and the R.R. Irvine families to the Panama Pacific International Exposition. Also included are fifteen glass plate negatives and prints of family members including Leonora Taylor, and a CD with pictures of the Taylor family.


  • 1870-2000, bulk 1915


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 Taylor family photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Frederick Whitaker Taylor (1866-1952) was the son of John Taylor. He became a doctor who practiced in Utah. He married Amelia Richards (1867-1957) in 1887.

Frederick Whitaker Taylor was born July 18, 1866, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the son of John Taylor, the third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Sophia Whitaker Taylor (John Taylor's fifth wife). In 1887 he married Amelia Richards. He received his medical degree in 1893 and practiced until 1914 when World War I began. He entered the Medical Corps as a captain, and served in the Fort Douglas Hospital. He died January 11, 1952, and is buried in the Provo, Utah, cemetery.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007 and 2008 by Lee T. Cox.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lee T. Cox; 2008.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Lionel Thomas, student photograph processor; 2011.

Register of the Taylor family photographs
Lionel Thomas
2011 February 12
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