B. Winston Taliaferro
From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia
In 1944, following the death of Stuart G. Gibboney, Mr. Taliaferro was elected Assistant Treasurer of the Foundation to serve with Mr. Hildreth who was elected Treasurer. Mrs. Webel, secretary to Mr. Gibboney, made a special trip to Charlottesville to acquaint Mr. Taliaferro with the filing system Mr. Gibboney had used while at Monticello. In 1948, Mr. Taliaferro was appointed as Resident Agent for the Foundation and lived in the Weaver's Cottage on Mulberry Row. In addition to his financial duties, he was in charge of the tickets, reported to the Board on the condition of the fire protection system in the house, purchased equipment for the Gift Shop, ordered post cards, installed directional signs for the visitors, and responded to visitor inquiries. In conducting the Foundation's business, he continued to use in part a number of the files established by Mr. Gibboney.
In the fall of 1949 he became ill and by the end of the year had requested a six month medical leave of absence. Apparently his heath was expected to improve for in January of 1950, the Board elected him to the offices of Treasurer and Secretary. However, by the spring of 1950 he was incapacitated, and in the summer he moved from the Weaver's Cottage to Florida. In September he tendered his resignation as Treasurer and Secretary.
- ↑ This article is based on Anna G. Koester, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Archives: Collection Guide and Catalog, October 1989, 19-20.
- Celebrating Seventy-Five Years of Preservation and Education: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1923-1998. Charlottesville, Va.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1998.