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Memorable Manitobans: William Agutter Taylor (1846-1914)

Librarian, secretary.

He was appointed to the position of librarian of the Law Society of Manitoba in June 1883, about six years after the society was formed. In 1884 he assisted J. S. Ewart in the production of the Manitoba Law Journal. The Law Society began publication of the Manitoba Law Reports in 1886 and he assisted in their publication until 1894, when he was appointed reporter by the benchers. He was a member of the Church of England. He was librarian and acting secretary-treasurer to the Law Society for over thirty years, being succeeded by B. E. Chaffey. He died at Winnipeg on 23 October 1914.


“Death of librarian of the Law Society,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 October 1914 [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

The Law Society of Manitoba, 1877-1977, edited by Cameron Harvey, Peguis Publishers Limited, 1977, page 256.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2015

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