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Zachary Taylor: A Resource Guide

Major General Zachary Taylor: "rough & ready"
Major General Zachary Taylor:
"rough & ready."

1 print: lithograph, hand-colored.
New York: Published by N. Currier, 1847.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:

Digital Collections

Zachary Taylor Papers

The Zachary Taylor Papers contains approximately 650 items dating from 1814 to 1931, with the bulk from 1840 to 1861.  The collection is made up primarily of general correspondence and family papers of Taylor (1784-1850), with some autobiographical material, business and military records, printed documents, engraved printed portraits, and other miscellany relating chiefly to his presidency (1849-1850); his service as a U.S. Army officer, especially in the 2nd Seminole Indian War; management of his plantations; and settlement of his estate. Also included are materials about property division among the Taylor family and operation of son Richard Taylor’s sugar plantation after President Taylor’s death.

A selection of highlights includes:

Additional Digital Collections

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 20,000 documents. The Lincoln Papers contain more than twenty items referring to Zachary Taylor.

Among the collection’s Taylor-related materials are:

America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets

For most of the nineteenth century, Americans learned the latest songs from printed song sheets. Not to be confused with sheet music, song sheets are single printed sheets, usually six-by-eight inches, with lyrics but no music.

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

This collection contains a large selection of congressional material related to Zachary Taylor's presidency. Search this collection by date and type of publication to find materials related to Taylor.

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1820 to 1860

This collection consists of over 15,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1820 to 1860, including more than 40 songs related to Zachary Taylor.

Among the collection’s Taylor-related materials are:

Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history.

Among the collection’s Taylor-related materials are:

U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Taylor's 1849 inauguration.

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