University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles Stanfield Taylor Papers, 1832-1864

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Taylor (Charles Stanfield)
Title: Taylor (Charles Stanfield) Papers
Dates: 1832-1864
Abstract: Personal papers of Charles Stanfield Taylor, member of the Texas Revolutionary Committee of Correspondence and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Extent: 8 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in London, England, Charles Stanfield Taylor (1808-1865) immigrated to the United States in 1828 and moved to Texas, where he took his Mexican citizenship oath in 1830. Taylor represented Nacogdoches, in the Convention of 1832 and continued to represent this area until the Texas Revolution in 1836. He and three other Nacogdoches representatives signed the Declaration of Independence.

Following the revolution, President Sam Houston nominated Taylor to run the boundary line between Texas and the United States but the nomination was withdrawn when Mirabeau B. Lamar became President. Between 1850 and 1852, Taylor served as county treasurer of Nacogdoches County. He served as chief justice of Nacogdoches County from August 1860 until his death on November 1, 1865.


Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Taylor, Charles Stanfield" (accessed June 16, 2010).

Scope and Contents

The Charles Stanfield Taylor Papers, 1832-1864, contain correspondence, agreements, inventories, and deeds, relating to Taylor’s business and political activities during years of the Republic of Texas and the U.S. Civil War in the Nacogdoches-East Texas area.


Access Restrictions

Uthis collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Berry, Bradford
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859.
Starr, James Harper, 1809-1890
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Mayfield, James S.
Rueg, Louis
Taylor, Charles S. (Charles Stanfield), 1808-1865 - Archives
Taylor, Laurence
Commerce -- Texas -- History
Politics and culture -- Texas -- History
London (England)
Nacogdoches (Tex.)

Related Material

See also the Robert Bruce Blake Papers, including: Spanish Title Books; Sterne (Adolphus) Items

See also the Eberstadt Collection: Spanish Title Books, Sterne (Adolphus) Items

Mayfield (James S.) Lettes, 1840

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Taylor (Charles Stanfield) Papers, 1832-1864, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Papers



3J403 Legal papers
Miscellaneous correspondence
2R205 Biography
Letters and papers, volumes I-IV
Letters, 1844-1864