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Identifier: A0195

Title: P. Taylor Bryan Collection, 1813-1868


P. Taylor Bryan was born October 30, 1861, in St. Louis. His parents were Francis T. and Edmonia Bryan. He graduated from Princeton University in 1882 and received his law degree from the St. Louis Law School in 1884. In 1900, he was made senior partner in the law firm of Bryan and Christie. He was an instructor in "torts and negligence" in the St. Louis Law School from 1888 until 1902. He married Miss Katherine H. Clark on June 26, 1889.

Collection contains three family letters: letter of John Whitfield (P. Taylor Bryan's grandfather), Newbern, North Carolina, to Mr. John H. Bryan, Chapel Hill, dated June 10, 1813, regarding incidents in Newbern in relation to the War of 1812; letter of Francis T. Bryan to Mrs. John H. Bryan, Raleigh, North Carolina, dated July 31, 1855, concerning an expedition down to the Arkansas, with mentions of Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth; letter of Francis T. Bryan, St. Louis, to sister Mary B. Pettigrew, North Carolina, dated November 3, 1855, describing the Gasconade River bridge disaster, Chouteau at Fort Riley, and life on the plains versus life in St. Louis. Also includes sketches and plats of San Pascal, Rio San Gabriel, the Rio Grande and the country about El Paso Del Norte in relation to the Mexican War; letter of Brigham Young to Honorable J. Hartnett, secretary of Utah Territory, August 12, 1858, regarding meeting with him and his friends in the evening; invitations and tickets; six diplomas of the Bryan family from the University of North Carolina, 1815, 1842, 1860; and a diploma from the United States Military Academy, 1846.

1 folder (13 items); 1 oversize folder

Cite as: P. Taylor Bryan Collection, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1813-1868

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Bryan, P. Taylor, 1861-

Subjects: War of 1812
Armed Forces
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Education, Higher


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