Category Archives: Letters

Letters from, to and about Robert Taylor.

A Taylor Letter from 1940 or 1941

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This is the standard letter sent out to fans who request a picture. It is addressed to: Jeanette Melvin 711 Jackson Street Oregon City, Ore The text reads: Dear Friend, Thank you for the kind interest you’ve shown through your … Continue reading

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A Thank You Letter from Robert Taylor

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ROBERT TAYLOR (letterhead) August second 1  9  3  9 Dear Jack, Terribly sorry that we have not thanked you for your kind gift sooner.  I know this sounds like a rather bewhiskered excuse** and I sincerely hope you will accept … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor’s Letter to Mrs. Cahn

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My estimate is that this letter was written in the forties, possibly when Mr. Taylor was in the Navy.  I base this on the fact that he is going to write to Barbara rather than just tell her.   It’s a … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor, Correspondent

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Robert Taylor enjoyed writing letters.  There are numerous pictures of him on various movie sets, typing on his portable typewriter.   His daughter Tessa remembers her father spending afternoons on his correspondence, holding her in his lap.  (Linda J. Alexander, “The … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Thanks Miss Mitchell

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The following letter, dated August 7, 1964, is from Robert Taylor to an acquaintance who  sent him a birthday present.  It was written two days after his 53rd birthday.  It’s interesting  that he expresses a desire not to return to … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor: a Profile in Courage

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Robert Taylor (letterhead) November 12, 1968 Dear Joyce and Ken—– Thank you so much for your recent concern—and the warm thoughtfulness expressed in your message to me while I was at St. John’s hospital. Unfortunately, I seem to have overmatched … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Could Have Been a Writer

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This is Robert Taylor at his funniest and most charming. Mr. Purvis was someone with whom Mr. Taylor could relax completely and it shows.  Mr. Taylor was an enthusiastic letter writer and could have written professionally if he wanted to. … Continue reading

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