Baylor family papers, 1714-1938
Papers, primarily 1770-1848, accumulated by members of the Baylor family of New Market, Caroline County, Va., especially Frances Walker Baylor (d. 1783), her son, John Baylor, Jr. (1750- 1808), who studied in England ca. 1770-1772, her grandson, Dr. George D. Baylor (1789-1848), and her great grandson, Dr. Warner Lewis Baylor (1825-1894). The loose papers are mainly family letters, legal records, genealogical information, and poems. Manuscript books include a nineteenth-century cookbook, Dr. George D. Baylor's ledger of medical accounts, 1842-1847, and genealogical information on the Lewis and related families. Three printed books have been transferred to the library. The collection is complemented by various photostats, including Col. John Baylor's letterbook, 1749- 1765, with letters to John Backhouse, Samuel Waterman, John Norton, Edward Athawes, Cary and Company, and others. Names in the collection include: James Clay, Robert Farrish, John Fox, George Hoomes, John L. Pendleton, Robert Powell, Edmund Taylor, and F. Waring.