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Series II. Client and Business Papers, 1853-1896

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains correspondence from the clients and business contacts of Taylor & MacKey. The correspondence, receipts, and ledgers in this series are split into two subseries; the first is arranged alphabetically, and the second chronologically. These materials reflect Taylor & MacKey's work for mining and oil interests, such as the Iron City Oil Works of Pittsburgh, the Standard Lubricating Oil Works of Parkersburg, West Virginia, the Walnut Hill Coal Company, and private clients. Their communications with other attorneys, such as C. S. Poor, of Shamburgh, Pennsylvania demonstrate their broader involvement in the legal field. Related to their work, a map of "Oil Creek Lands" dated 1860 depicts numbered plots owned by Hussey, McBride, Haldeman and Farmer along Oil Creek in Cherrytree and Cornplanter Townships, Venango County, Pennsylvania. An additional, though undated, map shows the Island Well on Ball Farm near Pithole Creek and its confluence with an unnamed tributary. Client papers of the the Allegheny Valley Railroad Company include suits filed against the company for damage and injury caused by accidents. Many of the client papers relate to civilian property damage claims.

Subseries 1. Client and Business Papers, Alphabetical Arrangment, 1856-1896

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the author, or sometimes by the name of the company. Some folders represent a single author or company, while others are labeled simply with a letter and contain correspondence from multiple authors. Some clients in the oil industry have been alphabetized seperately in Box 12.


Box 9
Folder 1 A, 1858-1876
Folder 02-12 Allegheny Valley Railroad Company, 1860-1893
Folder 13 Henry Allebach, 1958-1961
Folder 14 Atlantic and Great Western Railroad, 1869-1879
Folder 15 A. G. Curtin, 1864
Folder 16 B, 1859-1877
Folder 17 C, 1859-1871
Folder 18 Chauncey M. Depew, 1864

Box 10
Folder 1 D, 1858-1874
Folder 2 E, 1863-1864
Folder 3 F, 1860-1875
Folder 4 G, 1858-1871
Folder 5 H, 1858-1876
Folder 6 Harris
Folder 7 I, 1864-1873
Folder 8 J, 1858-1896
Folder 9 Jackson Oil Company, 1865
Folder 10 S. P. Johnson, 1858-1871
Folder 11 K, 1856-1871
Folder 12 L, 1863-1875
Folder 13 Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, 1869-1874
Folder 14 Laytonia Town and Oil Company, 1867

Box 11
Folder 1 M, 1858-1882
Folder 2 M, 1858-1882
Folder 3 Mountain Oil Company, undated
Folder 4 N, 1864-1871
Folder 5 New York Pennsyvania and Ohio Railroad, 1885
Folder 6 O, 1869-1874
Folder 7 Oil City and Pithole Railroad, 1869-1872
Folder 8 P, 1869-1876
Folder 9 Pennsylvania Railroad, 1870
Folder 10 Pennsylvania Reserves, 1876
Folder 11 C. S. Poor, 1870-1871
Folder 12 Q, undated
Folder 13 R, 1858-1871
Folder 14 N. B. Robinson v Oil City Gas Company, 1879
Folder 15 S, 1867-1875

Box 12
Folder 1 S, 1867-1875
Folder 2 T, 1870-1871
Folder 3 C. E. Taylor, 1864-1874
Folder 4 Isaac Taylor, 1873
Folder 5 Taylor MacKey, undated
Folder 6 Titusville and Tidiote Railroad, 1821-1871
Folder 7 U, 1874
Folder 8 Simon Ulman, 1860
Folder 9 Vincent, 1869
Folder 10 V, 1863
Folder 11 W, 1859-1879
Folder 12 Wilson, 1869-1871
Folder 13 Y-Z, 1871-1879
Folder 14 Oil-related clients A-E, 1860-1871
Folder 15 Oil-related clients F-L, 1860-1871
Folder 16 Oil-related clients M-R, 1864-1879
Folder 17 Oil-related clients S-Z, 1865-1887
Folder 18 Map of Island Well on Ball Farm, undated
Folder 19 Map of Oil Creek Lands, 1860
Folder 20 Ledgers of client accounts, undated

Subseries 2. Client and Business Papers, Chronological Arrangment 1853-1875

Scope and Content Notes:

Correspondence in this subseries is arranged chronologically by year. There is overlap between these materials and alphabetized correspondence in the previous subseries.


Box 13
Folder 01-13 1853-1870

Box 14
Folder 01-08 1870-1875