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Teed (Matthew) Autobiographical Manuscript
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Autobiographical manuscript typed on 1900 April 17 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.
Matthew Teed was born in England on 1828 April 17. 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 1904 March 31.
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