Frank Mathes Taylor papers, 1942-1972
Frank Mathes Taylor (1906-1975) was a Presbyterian minister in Texas and Oklahoma. Taylor received his education at Austin College and Union Theological Seminary Virginia, and was licensed and ordained in 1932. Taylor served at various churches in Oklahoma and Texas, including pastorates lasting several years at the First Presbyterian Churches of Durant, OK, Grapevine, TX, and Mexia, TX. Taylor was moderator of the Synod of Oklahoma in 1951, and was a member of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Texas.
Two and a half inches of chronologically arranged correspondence (1942-1972) documents the ministerial career of Frank Mathes Taylor, particularly during his pastorates at Aransas Pass, TX, Durant, OK, Grapevine, TX, and Mexia, TX. The correspondence is of a routine nature, reflecting Taylor’s day to day work as a pastor and a member of Presbyterian organizations. A small amount of material from 1972 is related to Taylor’s membership in the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons.
Materials in accession #2007-009 were originally held at the Montreat office of the Presbyterian Historical Society. They were transferred to the Austin Seminary Archives in 2007.
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Frank Mathes Taylor papers, 1942-1972, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
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