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Collection Number: 05578

Collection Title: Borden, Broadhurst, and Taylor Family Papers, circa 1880s-2014

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2500 items)
Abstract The collection of the Borden, Broadhurst, and Taylor families of Wayne and Johnston Counties, N.C., contains correspondence, typed transcriptions of handwritten letters in the collection, and miscellaneous papers of the three related white families. The majority of correspondence dates from the first half of the twentieth century and includes letters sent from family members serving in the military during the Second World War and the Vietnam War. Primary correspondents are Mabel Borden Broadhurst (1876-1969), her son Edwin Borden Broadhurst (1915-1965), who served in the United States Army Air Corps and later the Air Force, and her daughter Ellen Broadhurst Taylor (1913-2000), who assembled this collection and transcribed most of the correspondence. Mabel Borden Broadhurst's correspondence includes letters exchanged with members of the Weil family of Goldsboro, N.C., including Jewish American suffragist and social activist Gertrude Weil. Letters from Edwin Borden Broadhurst were written from the Citadel where he attended school for a year, from the United States Military Academy where he graduated in 1937, and from various locations where he was stationed with the Air Force including the Pacific theater during World War II. Ellen Broadhurst Taylor's correspondence includes letters from her son Jack Taylor, an officer in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Other papers pertain chiefly to Ellen Broadhurst Taylor's civic activities, garden society memberships, and interest in environmental protection, and to Edwin Borden Broadhurst's military career and tributes on the occasion of his death including U.S. Senator Sam Ervin's statement which was read into the Congressional record. Also included are documents related to Jack Taylor's military service and to the estates of Mabel Borden Broadhurst's father Edwin Borden (1831-1918) and her husband businessman Jack Johnson Broadhurst (1873-1939).
Creator Borden (Family : Wayne County, N.C.)

Broadhurst (Family : Johnston County, N.C.)

Taylor (Family : Johnston County, N.C.)
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Borden, Broadhurst, and Taylor Family Papers #5578, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Marvin Taylor on behalf of Ellen Borden Broadhurst (who collected and transcribed the documents) in August 2013 (Acc. 101877).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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This summary description was created in June 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Hart, June 2018

Updated by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2021; Davia Webb and Laura Smith, May 2023

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Mabel Borden Broadhurst (1876-1969) of Goldsboro, N.C., attended Randolph-Macon College in Virginia in the 1890s, and in 1912, she married Jack Johnson Broadhurst (1873-1939) and moved with him to Smithfield, N.C. The couple had three children Ellen Borden, Edwin Borden, and Jack Johnson, Jr. Through much of her adult life, Broadhurst was engaged in civic activities and women's clubs in Smithfield. She was a contemporary of Jewish American suffragist and social activist Gertrude Weil, also of Goldsboro, N.C., and the two women knew each other and corresponded.

Edwin Borden Broadhurst (1915-1965) attended the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1937. A commissioned officer in the United States Army Air Corps and later the United States Air Force, he flew bombing missions in the Pacific theater during the Second World War. After the war and before his death in 1965, he reached the rank of lieutenant general.

Ellen Broadhurst Taylor (1913-2000) married Marvin Edward Taylor in 1936. The couple and their sons Marvin, Jack, William, and Edwin lived in Smithfield, N.C., where Taylor was engaged in civic activities including historic preservation, urban beautification, and roadside improvement. She was also a club woman belonging to several garden societies and was a charter member of the Smithfield Garden Club. In 1969, she was elected president of the club. In the 1970s, Taylor attended conferences sponsored by the Action Committee for the Environment.

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The collection of the Borden, Broadhurst, and Taylor families of Wayne and Johnston Counties, N.C., contains correspondence, typed transcriptions of handwritten letters in the collection, and miscellaneous papers of the three related white families. The majority of correspondence dates from the first half of the twentieth century and includes letters sent from family members serving in the military during the Second World War and the Vietnam War. Primary correspondents are Mabel Borden Broadhurst (1876-1969), her son Edwin Borden Broadhurst (1915-1965), who served in the United States Army Air Corps and later the Air Force, and her daughter Ellen Broadhurst Taylor (1913-2000), who assembled this collection and transcribed most of the correspondence. Mabel Borden Broadhurst's correspondence includes letters exchanged with members of the Weil family of Goldsboro, N.C., including Jewish American suffragist and social activist Gertrude Weil. Letters from Edwin Borden Broadhurst were written from the Citadel where he attended school for a year, from the United States Military Academy where he graduated in 1937, and from various locations where he was stationed with the Air Force including the Pacific theater during World War II. Ellen Broadhurst Taylor's correspondence includes letters from her son Jack Taylor, an officer in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Other papers pertain chiefly to Ellen Broadhurst Taylor's civic activities, garden society memberships, and interest in environmental protection, and to Edwin Borden Broadhurst's military career and tributes on the occasion of his death including U.S. Senator Sam Ervin's statement which was read into the Congressional record. Also included are documents related to Jack Taylor's military service and to the estates of Mabel Borden Broadhurst's father Edwin Borden (1831-1918) and her husband businessman Jack Johnson Broadhurst (1873-1939).

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Contents list

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Box 1

Mabel Broadhurst profile, 2014

[Borden] Mabel Broadhurst, 1880s-1890s

Mina Weil, circa 1930s

Gertrude Weil

Borden family, circa 1880-1940s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst, circa 1890s-1900s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst, circa 1890s-1930s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst, 1890s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst, 1906

Mabel Borden Broadhurst

Mabel Borden Broadhurst, 1901-1905

Mabel B. Broadhurst 1932 court testimony

Estate of Mabel Broadhurst

Mabel Borden Broadhurst, 1898, 1904

Mabel B. Broadhurst to Ellen B. Broadhurst, June 1930-November 1930

Mabel Borden Broadhurst, circa 1890s-1910s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst, circa 1900s-1960s

Jack J. Broadhurst

J. J. Broadhurst

Ellen Taylor

Includes cards and notes to Ellen Taylor.

Ellen Taylor, 1958-1970s

Ellen Taylor, 1950s-1970s

Ellen Taylor, 1960s-1980s

Correspondence, circa 1960s

Ellen Taylor correspondence, 1967

Mabel Borden Broadhurst, 1930s

Jack Broadhurst, 1930s

Edwin Borden Broadhurst: United States Military Academy, 1937

Edwin Borden Broadhurst letters, 1937

Edwin Borden Broadhurst letters, 1937

Edwin Borden Broadhurst letters, 1937-1939

Correspondence, 1940s

Edwin Borden Broadhurst letters, 1940s

Letters to Mabel Borden Broadhurst, 1940s

Edwin Borden Broadhurst letters, 1930s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst letters, 1930s

Marvin Taylor, circa 1930s-1960s

Includes correspondence and clippings concerning Marvin Taylor.

Jack Broadhurst, Mabel Borden Broadhurst

Correspondence, circa 1950s-1960s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst and Ellen Taylor letters, circa 1940s-1960s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst and Ellen Taylor correspondence, circa 1950s-1960s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst and Ellen Taylor letters, circa 1920s-1960s

Box 2

The Australasian, 1942

Includes volume 152 of The Australasian, 11 April 1942.

Mabel Borden Broadhurst letters, 1940s-1950s

Edwin Borden Broadhurst, 1950s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst letters, 1950s-1960s

Mabel Borden Broadhurst correspondence, 1950s-1960s

Edwin Borden Broadhurst, 1960s

Edwin Borden Broadhurst: West Point, 1933-1936

Edwin Borden Broadhurst: Citadel, 1929-1933

Edwin B. Broadhurst, 1932

Edwin B. Broadhurst Jr., 1960s

Edwin B. Broadhurst Jr.

Elizabeth Katherine Broadhurst, 1980s

Edwin B. Broadhurst index

Lieutenant General Edwin Borden Broadhurst: Memorial Resolution, 1965

Air Force Historical Foundation

Ellen Taylor correspondence, 1940s-1950s

Clyde Box and Marty Ann Box, 1950s-1970s

"Friends of Ed"

The News and Observer and Fairchild Times

Includes The News and Observer, 12 August 1945, and Fairchild Times, February 1956-June 1956.

Edwin B. Broadhurst

James E. Davis and Mrs. Park Chung- Hee

Edwin B. Broadhurst

Kenneth C. Royall

General Douglas McArthur

Airforce friends

U.S. Army Air Corps clippings

Includes newspaper clippings concerning Wyatt Patrick Exum, Robert R. Hatch, and Edwin Smith Pou.

Certificates

Senator Sam Ervin's tribute, 1965

Edwin B. Broadhurst

William C. Westmoreland, 1966

Agatha Scott Davis, 1969

Mary Ann Broadhurst, 1960s

Club roll

Edwin Borden Broadhurst, 1930s

Action Committee for the Environment, 1973

Action Committee for the Environment, 1974

Garden clubs, 1950s-1970s

Ellen and Marvin Taylor, 1940s-1980s

Alpha Tau Omega

Ellen and Marvin Taylor, circa 1960s-1980s

Ellen and Marvin Taylor, circa 1960s-1980s

Dr. W. H. Cobb to Mabel Borden Broadhurst

Letters, 1950s-1970s

Includes letter to Mabel Borden Broadhurst, Ellen Taylor, the Johnston County Public Library, and others.

Workable Program for Community Improvement, 1960s

Royal National Rose Society

William L. Taylor, 1943-1971

William L. Taylor: cancer fundraiser, 1991

First Federal Savings and Loan Civic Beautification, 1967

Box 3

Garden club of N.C.

Smithfield Garden club

Maryland house and garden

Hastings house Bentonville

Roadside Development

Billboard legislation

Leadership training, 1965

Kennedy Center, 1972

Marvin and Ellen Taylor, 1973

Johnston County Historical Society

Johnston County

Ellen Broadhurst [Taylor], 1930

Estate of Jack Broadhurst, 1930s

Estate of Jack Broadhurst, 1930s

Marvin Taylor correspondence, 1960s

Marvin Taylor correspondence, 1960s

Correspondence, 1960s

Includes various correspondence and a fragile agreement between J. J. Broadhurst and Mabel B. Broadhurst concerning the purchase of real estate.

Correspondence, circa 1950s-1960s

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor, circa 1939-1949

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor: Vietnam

Jack Taylor: Norfolk, Va.

Correspondence, 1938

Includes various correspondence dated 1938 and copies of receipts, judgements, and notes about the estate of Jack J. Broadhurst.

Correspondence, 1939-1944

Includes various correspondence, 1939-1944

Miscellaneous, 1938-1944 (binder 1 (1/2))

Includes copies of various correspondence and copies of various legal documents.

Correspondence, 1944-1977 (binder 1 (2/2))

Correspondence, 1891-1932 (binder 2 (1/2))

Correspondence, 1932-1937 (binder 2 (1/2))

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