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Collection Zachary Taylor Papers

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Microfilm Editions of Primary Documents and Indexes

The microfilm edition of the Zachary Taylor Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress (not including additions) was prepared in 1960. Comprised of 2 reels, it is indexed in the Index to the Zachary Taylor Papers (Washington, D.C.: 1960), part of the Presidents’ Papers Index Series.  This index is available online through the Library of Congress Web site in PDF and page view versions.

Selected Related Manuscript Collections at the Library of Congress

  • Henry Clay Family Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • John J. Crittenden Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Andrew Jackson Donelson Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Thomas Ewing Family Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Duff Green Papers.  Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • William L. Marcy Papers. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.
  • Martin Van Buren Papers. Collection available online. Finding aid available in HTML and PDF versions.

Many other repositories possess Zachary Taylor letters, including the Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, California; Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington; Lincoln National Life Foundation, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Department of Archives and Manuscripts of the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul; Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and other institutions.  A search on ArchiveGrid, WorldCat, and Archive Finder is recommended to identify all available sources of Taylor documents.

Books and Articles

  • Bauer, K. Jack. The Mexican War, 1846-1848. New York: Macmillan, 1974.
  • Bauer, K. Jack. Zachary Taylor: Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985.
    Eisenhower, John S. D.  So Far from God: The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848. New York: Random House, 1989.
  • Eisenhower, John S. D.  Zachary Taylor. New York: Henry Holt & Co./Times Books,  2008.
  • Fry, J. Reese.  A Life of Zachary Taylor. Philadelphia: Grigg, Elliot, 1848.  Available online through the Library of Congress and HathiTrust External.
  • Greenberg, Amy. A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 Invasion of Mexico.  New
    York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
  • Hamilton, Holman. Zachary Taylor: Soldier of the Republic. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1941.
  • Hamilton, Holman. Zachary Taylor: Solider in the White House. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Holt, Michael F. The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Mahon, John K.  History of the Second Seminole War, 1835-1842. Rev. ed. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1985.
  • Taylor, Zachary. Letters of Zachary Taylor from the Battlefields of the Mexican War. Rochester, N.Y.: William K. Bixby, 1908; reprint New York: Krause, 1970.

Online Resources