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Marion Cartright Taylor Diary, 1850

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Marion Cartright Taylor Diary




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Marion Cartright Taylor Diary, 1850, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


1 v. (73 p.)

Scope and Content

Resident of Shelby County, Ky., state legislator, and filibuster. Diary, 3 Apr.-16 June 1850, kept by Colonel Marion C. Taylor while serving on Lopez Cardenas' expedition against Cuba. Included are his enlistment at Louisville; the voyage to Cuba; description of islands; guards; the battle at Cardenas; and a visit to Key West and Tampa on his return trip to Louisville. The diary is accompanied by correspondence of Martha S. Harbison regarding the diary and newspaper clippings about Taylor and the diary. Card index in repository. Diary published in: Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 19 (1921): 79-89


  • Harbison, Martha S.
  • Harbison, Sarah William.
  • Logan, Richard F., 1840-1917.
  • Quisenberry, Anderson Chenault, 1850-1921.
  • Cuba-- History-- Insurrection, 1849-1851-- Sources.

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