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John Cameron Clarke 
Taylor
1895 - 1979


John Cameron Clarke 
Taylor
, Worked at Sotheby's for many years. Chief Cataloguer in the Sotheby's Book and Manuscripts Department (1936). He catalogued the sale in 1936 of the Newton papers. Worked in British Intelligence in WWII, co-invented the microdot. Research chemist war office (1939). --------- ...Warehouseman by day and a student by night, mastered Latin, Greek and Hebrew and eventually became a Baptist minister. After John had been forced to leave school at the age of fourteen through the family's straightened circumstances, he worked in an industrial laboratory in Leeds, matriculated by evening study and then moved to London, where he worked at Hodgson's the london book dealers. Although passionately interested in chemistry, he decided to first take a degree in classics at London University. When the First World War broke out, Taylor enlisted and after being injured in the trenches in 1915, he was transferred to the Ministry of Munitions, where he took charge of a nitrating chamber used in the production of enormous quantities of nitroglycerine needed for the war. He ended the war in the chemical research laboratories, where there and later he carried out distinguished research work. After the war Taylor spent some time as a cataloguer for Hodgsons, but soon joined Sotheby's as a full-time cataloguer in the books and manuscripts department. There his first hand experience as a scientist stood him in good stead as he catalogued the scientific and medical books handled by Sotheby's. During the Second World War Taylor served in Military Intelligence where he once again rendered distinguished service, particularly in the development of the mico-dot for compressing large quantities of information into a small area. He returned to Sotheby's at the end of the war and continued with the firm until his retirement in 1968. He died in 1979. ..." cf.The Investigation of Difficult Things: Essays on Newton and the History of ... By Peter Michael Harman, Alan Elihu Shapiro, Derek Thomas Whiteside Published 1992 Cambridge University Press Mathematics 547 pages ISBN 052189266Xt -----------

Born: Burslem, Staffs., , England 23rd Jun 1895 Baptised:
Died: Hatfield, Herts., England 1979 Buried:
Family:
Taylor

Ancestors
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1.
John Cameron Clarke 
Taylor
(
Honour
) 1895 - 1979
2.
John Cameron 
Taylor
(
Clarke
) 1866 - 1950
4.
John 
Taylor
(
Cameron
) + ante 1866
5.
Mary 
Cameron
(
Taylor
) + ante 1866
3.
Lilian Sophia 
Clarke
(
Taylor
) 1872 - 1959
6.
John Alford (Alf) 
Clarke
(
Christy
) 1850 - 1922
7.
Sophia Louisa England 
Christy
(
Clarke
) 1848 - 1920

Siblings


1.
Lilian Ethel 
Taylor
(
Downe
) 1897 - post 1920
2.
Herbert (Bertie) Charles 
Taylor
(
?
) 1897 - post 1939
3.
William Alford 
Taylor
1901 - post 1911
4.
Kenneth Emerson 
Taylor
(
Elsden
) 1904 - post 1943
5.
Louis P. 
Taylor
1909 - post 1939

Spouses



1. London, , , England 1917
Gladys Kate 
Honour
(
Taylor
) 1892 - post 1939

Descendants
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a.
Gladys Kate 
Honour
(
Taylor
) 1892 - post 1939
1.
Joan Marguerite 
Taylor
(
Minard
) 1921 - 1987
1a.
Harold Robert George 
Minard
(
Taylor
) 1918 - 2006
1.1.
hidden
1.2.
David John 
Minard
1946 - 2015
1.3.
hidden
2.
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3.
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Timeline


23rd Jun 1895Born Burslem, Staffs., England
1901Son in 1901 census (census) Bramley, Yorks., England
2nd Apr 1911Son in 1911 census (census) Bramley, Yorks., England
1917Married
Gladys Kate 
Honour
(
Taylor
) 1892 - post 1939 London, England
1979Died Hatfield, Herts., England
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