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TAYLOR, GEORGE B. Life and Times of James B. Taylor. By George B. Taylor. With an Introduction by J. B. Jeter, D.D. Philadelphia: The Bible and Publication Society, No. 530 Arch Street. (c1872, Westcott & Thomson, Stereotypers and Electrotypers, Philada.) 12mo. Bound publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and publisher's embellished initials on front cover in gilt and rear cover in blind, cloth chipped & rubbed away at spine ends and corners, covers soiled--especially the spine, small red bordered 19th century shelf tag at bottom of spine, yellow endpapers, lacking front free endpaper, light foxing, pages tanning some. Engraved frontispiece of J.B. Taylor. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, 3-6 introduction, 7-359, (1) blank. James Barnett Taylor (1804-1871) Baptist clergyman & administrator. He was longtime pastor in Richmond, Va. and for 26 years corresponding secretary of the Foreign Mission Board. "Through the Civil War and reconstruction period when the Southern Baptist Convention did not meet every year, Taylor kept the organization intact. By private and public appeals, he secured money for immediate and for future needs."--E.C. Routh in Ency. of Southern Baptists II:1347.