Finding Aid to the Matthew Teed Autobiographical Manuscript MS.551

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 5


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

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Access

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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