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Finding Aid to the Matthew Teed Autobiographical Manuscript MS.551
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  • Biographical Note
  • Processing history
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred citation
  • Use
  • Access
  • Acquisition

  • Title: Matthew Teed Autobiographical Manuscript
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.551
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1900
    Abstract: Autobiographical manuscript typed on April 17, 1900 by Matthew Teed, who was born in England in 1828, was a carpenter, and came to the United States in 1849 or 1850. Teed was an early pioneer of the American West. Manuscript accompanied by a WPA, Divison of Women's and Professional Projects. Individual manuscript form filled out by Honora J. Hunt, WPA worker, March 16, 1939.
    creator: Hunt, Honora J., circa 1939
    creator: Teed, Matthew, 1828-1905

    Biographical Note

    Matthew Teed was born in England on April 17, 1828. Teed was a carpenter and came to the United States in 1849 or 1850 and was an early pioneer of the American West. He served on the Los Angeles Common Council, an early governing body of the city, between 1870 and 1887. In 1887 he was the Los Angeles City Auditor, and in 1905 he was a member of the first city Park Commission. He died in Los Angeles, on March 31, 1904.

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 5, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Scope and Contents

    Autobiographical manuscript typed on April 17, 1900 by Matthew Teed. Manuscript accompanied by a WPA, Divison of Women's and Professional Projects manuscript form. The individual manuscript form was completed by Honora J. Hunt, WPA worker, March 16, 1939. Contents as listed on WPA form: His trip to America; experiences in the East; voyage to San Francisco; mining; mention of Maricopa and Frazier River mines; the San Francisco State Fair circa 1857; his contacts with Kiowa Apache, Apha, and Comanche Indians on his trip to Colorado by the southern route to avoid Mormon war in Salt Lake; his life in Colorado; the building of Denver; his trip back to California; and his life and three marriages in Los Angeles; final visit to England.

    Preferred citation

    Matthew Teed Autobiographical Manuscript, 1900, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.551.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Acquisition

    Purchase from Joseph Amasa Munk as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 May 10.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles Common Council.
    Colorado -- History -- Sources
    Comanche Indians
    Denver (Colo.) -- History -- Sources
    Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado
    Frontier and pioneer life -– California
    Kiowa Apache Indians
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Sources
    Manuscripts
    Mines and mineral resources
    San Francisco State Fair (1857)
    Typescripts