Description:

Correspondence and photographs from the family of Charles Wesley Traylor of Columbus, including a slave document from 1856 and an early Columbus High School graduation program. Many of the documents in the collection suffered damage in a fire. The collection was donated to the library in stages by James L. Keith.

Contents:

Colorado Academy tuition receipt, 1890 (1-1)

Columbus High School graduation program, 1895 (1-24)

J. C. Traylor accounts, 1884-1886 (1-2)

Charles Traylor store receipts, 1885 (1-17)

Deeds and other documents regarding land (1-22, 1-23)

Traylor House, statements regarding fire at, 1886 (1-19)

Traylor House, offer to buy by Arthur J. Willrodt, 1966 (1-20)

Traylor House, correspondence regarding its history with Lee Nesbitt, 1973 (1-20)

Offer to hire out slave by George L. Perry, 1856 (1-21)

Columbus Gin and Milling Company certificates, 1912, 1917 (1-21)

Loan to Charles Traylor by First State Bank, Columbus, 1924 (1-21)

Correspondence:

  1. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, June 10, 1885 (1-3)

  2. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, unknown date (1-4)

  3. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, unknown date (1-5)

  4. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, unknown date (1-6)

  5. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, unknown date (1-7)

  6. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, May 30, 1884 (1-8)

  7. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, June 20, 1884 (1-9)

  8. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, unknown date (1-10)

  9. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, July 29, 1884 (1-11)

  10. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, August 9, 1884 (1-12)

  11. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, August 25, 1884 (1-13)

  12. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, October 27, 1884 (1-14)

  13. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, unknown date (1-15)

  14. J. C. Traylor to Charles Traylor, July 25, 1885 (1-16)

  15. Charles Traylor to Maude Schultz, April 19, 1911 (1-18)

  16. Charles Traylor to Maude Schultz, June 3, 1911 (1-18)

  17. Charles Traylor to Maude Schultz, November 29, 1911 (1-18)

  18. Charles Traylor to Maude Schultz, January 5, 1912 (1-18)

Photographs numbered 00433 through 00436, 00705 through 00722, 04090 through 04150 and assimilated into the photograph collection