Joseph Nathan Teal manuscript
Scope and Contents
The collection contains an unpublished manuscript of stories written down for Teal's daughter, titled, "Stories from the Sage Brush Land." The stories are a series of reminiscences of ranch life in eastern Oregon. Dates are not specified, but events probably occurred in the 1850s through the 1870s.
The manuscript comes with a table of contents, and each "chapter" is a story. At the end of the manuscript there are two essays, on is "Crossing the Plains in '53" (the Nathan Coleman party), and another is "Moving from Eugene to The Dalles, 1862."
- Creation: 1921
- Teal, Joseph Nathan, 1858-1929 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Nathan Teal (1858-1929) was born in Eugene, Oregon. He became a cattle and sheep rancher in eastern Oregon. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1884.
Teal operated a law office out of Portland. He specialized in railroad rate matters, and was a strong advocate of waterways development. In 1920-1921, he served as U.S. Shipping Commissioner.
0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
Joseph Nathan Teal (1858-1929) was an Oregon rancher, lawyer, investor, and civic leader who was an advocate of waterways development, and served as U.S. Shipping Commissioner from 1920-1921. The collection contains a manuscript of a series of reminiscences of ranch life during the 1850s through the 1870s, in eastern Oregon, that Teal wrote down for his family in 1921.
Collection processed by staff in 1970s, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
Genre / Form
- Oregon National Historic Trail
- Oregon Territory -- History
- Oregon, Eastern -- History -- 19th century
- Guide to the Joseph Nathan Teal Manuscript
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).