Elbert Ozial Taylor Papers
Scope and Content of the Collection
Sermons, sermon outlines, a broadside, handbills, a map, notes, reference materials, and written speeches of Elbert Ozial Taylor.
The majority of the materials consist of Taylor’s sermons in various stages, from outlines to final drafts. Topics covered tend to be fairly conventional religious subjects with somewhat scholarly inflections. The sermons appear to come from a period prior to his days as a national temperance lecturer and therefore rarely focus on alcohol. However, the miscellaneous documents in the second series do extend to the late 1880s and early 1890s and therefore include some advertisements (in the form of a broadside and handbills) of his temperance lectures, as well as a letter from the Prohibitionist Samuel D. Hastings.
- Creation: 1880-1893
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Elbert Ozial Taylor Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Elbert Ozial Taylor Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Biography of Elbert Ozial Taylor
In 1843, Elbert Ozial Taylor was born to Ozial Taylor and Laura Cowdery Taylor in Rushford, New York. He received a bachelor’s and master’s from the University of Chicago sometime between 1868 and 1871, later attaining a master’s from Chicago and a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from Ewing College. He married Elizabeth Ann Winegar in 1871 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one of the cities in which he served as pastor. In 1877, he became a minister at Belden Avenue Baptist Church of Chicago. Following about 10 years in Chicago, he became a notable national temperance lecturer. In his later years, he lived in Boston and Newburyport, Massachusetts. He passed away in 1920 in his birthplace of Rushford.
0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Sermons and other miscellaneous religious and career-related materials of the University of Chicago graduate, Baptist minister, and notable national temperance lecturer, Reverend Elbert Ozial Taylor.
Papers are organized in the following series
- Series 1: Sermons, approximately 1880
- Boxes 1-2
- Series 2: Miscellaneous Documents, 1885-1893
- Box 2
Collection Stack Location
1 38 1
Purchase, Walkabout Books, 2015.
Ikumi Crocoll, 2015.
Genre / Form
- Inventory of the Elbert Ozial Taylor Papers, 1880-1893
- Finding aid prepared by Ikumi Crocoll
- Language of description
- Script of description