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Finding Aid - Thomas Wardlaw Taylor collection (PF144)

Thomas Wardlaw Taylor collection

Photocopied [196-?] (originally created between 1922 and 1942)

3.5 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
Thomas Wardlaw Taylor was born in Auchtermuchty, Scotland, on March 25th, 1833, to the Reverend John Taylor and Marion Antill Wardlaw. He was admitted to the University of Edinburgh in 1848, where he received a BA degree in 1852. That same year, Taylor and his parents immigrated to Upper Canada. After a brief period as a landowner and farmer near Barrie, Ontario, Taylor moved to Toronto where he was admitted as a student-at-law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1855. In 1856, he attained a MA degree from the University of Toronto, and was called to the Bar in 1858. Taylor was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1876. An opening on the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench led to Taylor's appointment as a judge in 1883. He became Chief Justice in 1887 and served in that position until 1899, when he retired to Toronto. Taylor was knighted in 1897. In addition to his legal work, Taylor was actively involved in the Presbyterian Church, and after his retirement, served as president of the Permanent Mortgage and Trusts Company. In 1906, he moved to Hamilton, and was elected president of the Citizens League of Hamilton. Sir Thomas Wardlaw Taylor died on March 2nd, 1917, in Hamilton, Ontario.
 
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a copy of a typed manuscript about Sir Thomas Wardlaw Taylor, a Scottish lawyer and judge who worked in Ontario and Manitoba, written by his son, Rev. Dr. Thomas Wardlaw Taylor.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985325-001 A sketch of the life of Sir Thomas Wardlaw Taylor / by his son the Rev. Dr. T.W. Taylor. -- Photocopied [196-?] (originally created between 1922 and 1942)
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