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Alan Carey Taylor

Alan Carey Taylor, Australian educator. Decorated chevalier Legion of Honor; laureate I’Academie Francaise. Member Association University Professors French (honorary secretary 1950-1972).


  • Taylor, Alan Carey was born on February 11, 1905 in Goulburn, Australia. Son of William Carey and Florence Mary (Boyhan) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts with honours, Sydney U., 1926. D.U.P., Paris U., 1929, D. es L., 1938.


    • French, Sydney U., 1933. Lecturer, then senior lecturer French, Melbourne U., 1938-1948. Professor French, Birkbeck College, U. London, 1948-1972, U. Cape Coast (Ghana), 1972-1975.

      French translator, announcer Radio Australia, 1941-1948. Vice president French-Australian Association Victoria, 1944-1948.


    • Author: Carlyle et la pensee latine, 1937. Le President de Brosses et l’Australie, 1938. Non-French Admirers and Imitators of Balzac, 1950.

      Editor: Current Research in French Departments of British Universities, 1952-1972.


    Member Association University Professors French (honorary secretary 1950-1972).


    • Married Yvonne Antoinette Legal, October 20, 1939. Children: Jean-Claude, Patrick, Sabine (Mistress.
    • father: William Carey Taylor
    • mother: Florence Mary (Boyhan) Taylor
    • spouse: Yvonne Antoinette Legal
    • children: Jean-Claude Taylor
    • Patrick Taylor
    • Sabine (Mrs Taylor
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    Born February 11, 1905
    Died March 13, 1975
    (aged 70)