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Taylor Farm Records (Franklin Grove), 1944-1977

The Taylor Farm Records document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977. Materials include personal and business correspondence, property sales records, legal documents, insurance records, estate documents, and livestock commodity invoices. Journals and ledgers record the family’s household and farm expenses and Mrs. Taylor’s diary relates information on her daily activities in 1964. The collection lends itself well to the study of agricultural economics.

More information can be found in the collection's finding aid.

Legal Documents (Mortgages and Leases) (1944-1968)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Estate documents (1913-1976)
Includes Lawrence Taylor Death Certificate and Lawrence Taylor-Maude Maves Marriage Certificate, among other documents., Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
General Correspondence (1953)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Correspondence (1964-1965)
Correspondence from Ronald E. Taylor to his Grandparents., Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Diaries (1964)
Maude Taylor's Daily Diary., Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Household and Farm Expense Account Ledger (1955)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Household Account Ledger (1956-1957)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Sale Register (1940)
The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977., Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978.
Farm Expense Account Ledgers (1965-1966)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
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Play bill from a performance at The Crossroad Community Club tipped in., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977., Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978.
Farm Expense Account Ledgers (1957-1959)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Farm Expense Account Ledgers (1967-1968)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Farm Expense Account Ledgers (1960-1961)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Farm Expense Account Ledgers (1962-1963)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Farm Expense Account Ledgers (no date)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Census of Agriculture (1969)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Department of Agriculture Informative Brochures (1953-1973)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Service Contracts, Notes, and Correspondence (1952-1964)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Loan Statements and Correspondence (1944-1977)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Business Correspondence (1953-1957)
Business Correspondence, Live Stock Commission Merchants Company, Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Live Stock Commission Merchants Company Invoices (1953-1965)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Soil Acidity Test (1964)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Receipts and Invoices (1958-1968)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Livestock Reports (1957-1964)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.
Lawrence Taylor Obituary, Photograph, and Auction Notice (1915-1968)
Roger Taylor, of Dixon, Illinois, donated the Taylor Farm Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 25, 1978., The Taylor Farm Records partially document the agricultural and household activities of the Lawrence Taylor family in Franklin Grove, Illinois from 1944 to 1977.