Scope and Contents
The collection (1900-1926) contains correspondence regarding railroad administration and rate making, the single-tax movement, copies of letters by President Woodrow Wilson, and also information and photographs of the Celio Canal construction.
The collection is roughly organized by subject.
(1) Correspondence with William G. McAdoo, George E. Chamberlain, and others concerning appointment of Teal on U. S. Railroad Administration, and McAdoo as a presidential possibility, 1918-1920.
(2) Correspondence, documents, and pamphlets on railroad rate making, relevant to Teal's pamphlet, "The Future Course of Rate Making," (Eugene, Oregon, 1918). The correspondence is with Howard Elliott, president of the Northern Pacific Railway company, J. G. Woodworth, U. S. Railroad Commission, and others, 1918-1920.
(3) Letters, clippings, documents, and broadsides on the single-tax movement in Oregon, 1911-1912. Includes copy of Oregon Equal Taxer (Portland, June 11, 1912) and vol. 1, nos. 3, 4, 5 of Single Tax Broacher (Portland, May 10, September, October 1912).
In the Miscellany file are documents related to creation of the Portland Fly Casting Club, correspondence about the Columbia River with Andrew Weiss, Gifford Pinchot, and copies of White House correspondence from Woodrow Wilson.
There is also a volume of photographs of Celilo Canal construction and operation, presented to Teal by Jay Morrow, Lt. Col., Engineers, 1915.
- Elliott, Howard, 1860-1928 (Person)
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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.
2 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 manuscript box, 1 flat box
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 (1900-1926) contains correspondence regarding railroad administration and rate making, the single-tax movement, copies of letters by President Woodrow Wilson, and also information and photographs of Celio Canal construction.
Material within this collection is roughly arranged by subject. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
Collection processed by staff.
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.
- Canals -- Columbia River Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Canals -- Oregon -- Dalles Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Celilo Canal (Or.) -- Photographs Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Chamberlain, George E. (George Earle), 1854-1928
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Lawyers -- Oregon -- Portland Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941
- Oregon Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
- Railroad law -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Railroad law -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Railroads Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Railroads -- Freight -- Rates -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Railroads -- Oregon -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Railroads -- United States -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Railroads and state -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Single tax Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Taxation -- Oregon -- Public opinion Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Teal, Joseph Nathan, 1858-1929
- Teal, Joseph Nathan, 1858-1929
- United States Railroad Administration
- Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
- Guide to the Joseph Nathan Teal Papers
- 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).