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Charles Fletcher (Fletch) Taylor
Charles Fletcher (Fletch) Taylor
TitleCharles Fletcher (Fletch) Taylor
DescriptionCharcoal portrait of Charles Fletcher Taylor (Fletch) dressed in suit coat, shirt, tie, and hat. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. At the bottom right corner, "Fletcher Taylor" is written in different handwriting and black ink.
Biographical NoteFletch Taylor was one of the first members of Quantrill's raiders. He took part in the Lawrence, Kansas, massacre on August 21, 1863, and lost his arm from a gunshot wound in 1864. After the war he became a wealthy and respected citizen as vice president and general superintendent of the Joplin Mining and Smelting Co. Date of death is uncertain but may have been sometime between August 1916 and August 1917.
See AlsoFor a detail description of some of Taylor's and John Thrailkill's activities specifically in Caldwell County, see "History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri...." St. Louis, MO: National Historical Company, 1886, pp. 195-210 [MVSC 977.8185 C14a] and "Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War," p. 156 [MVSC Q 977.803 B67P].
CreatorElmer Stewart
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Civil War
Taylor, Fletcher
NotesThe portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most of the Stewart drawings were made from photographs. The MVO (Missouri Valley Oversize) is composed of various types of art work including paintings, sculpture, drawings and sketches, large-size photographs, posters, and other miscellaneous items.
Item TypeArt Work, 18 x 22 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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