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John Lewis Teeters, 1861-1946


RG3631.AM:  John Lewis Teeters, 1861-1946

Papers:  1882-1912
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Attorney; Jeweler; Collector
Size:  2 folders

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John Lewis Teeters was born at Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Albert and Ellen Baker Wood Teeters. He received his early education in the common schools. In 1886 he graduated from the University of Iowa with the Bachelors Degree. From 1886-1887 Teeters worked for a wholesale jewelry firm in Des Moines, Iowa, and in the latter year, moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he began the study of law. In 1891 Teeters was admitted to the Nebraska Bar and practiced law for several years until he again entered the jewelry business. He married Sophy W. Hutchinson on September 30, 1891, in Iowa City, Iowa.

John L. Teeters was also active in Civic affairs and served as a member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents from 1900 to 1906, was a founder of the Lincoln General Hospital board, and was an active member of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Teeters died in Lincoln on October 23, 1946.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of two folders of manuscript material. The bulk of the collection consists of letters Teeters received from locally prominent persons in Iowa City, Iowa, and Lincoln, Nebraska, which appear to have been saved primarily for their autograph value. Also included in the collection are various steamer trunk labels apparently collected by Teeters during an overseas voyage.

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DESCRIPTION

Folder
  1. Correspondence/autographs, 1882-1912
  2. Steamer trunk labels; biographical information

List of correspondents:

Oscar Wilde (autograph), Iowa City, April 1882
Jefferson Davis (autograph), Beauvois, June 12, 1885
W.H. Thomas, Chicago, Sept. 26, 1882; Oct. 5, 1882
S.J. Kirkwood, Iowa City, Feb. 25, 1884
David Swing, Chicago, Oct. 6, 1884; undated
E.M. McClain, Iowa City, Oct. 20, 1884
P.H. Philbrick, Iowa City, Nov. 1, 1884
Austin Adams, Dubuque, Nov. 17, 1884
T.L. Parvin, Iowa City, Nov. 26, 1886
T.H. McBride, Iowa City, Mar. 25, 1889
Julia Larrabee, Clermont (Iowa), July 24, 1890
Charles L. Powell, Panora (Iowa), Nov. 26, 1890
C.A. Starr, Des Moines, Apr. 4, 1892
G.G. Marquardt, Des Moines, April 18, 1892
William Jennings Bryan (brief notation), Dec. 19, 1899; Dec. 14, 1912
G.M. Hitchcock, Omaha, Jan. 16, 1900
W.A. Poynter, Lincoln, Jan. 31, 1900; Mar. 30, 1900
Charles E. Bessey, Lincoln, Mar. 10, 1900; undated
Roscoe Pound, Lincoln, May 29, 1900
Charles A. Towne, Duluth (Minn.), June 13, 1900
E. Benjamin Andrews, Lincoln, Aug. 2, 1900; Feb. 6, 1904
John Campbell, Denver, Sept. 15, 1900
H.G. Shedd, Lincoln, Oct. 10, 1900
Robert W. Furnas, Brownville (Neb.), June 6, 1904
William Larrabee, Clermont (Iowa), Feb. 25, 1905
Woodrow Wilson, Princeton (N.J.), Nov. 1912
W.E. Sheridan (undated autograph) and clipping of an account of his performance in Louis XI

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Autographs
Collectors and collecting
Teeters, John Lewis, 1861-1946

 

JEP/ht   05-03-1973
Revised TMM   09-07-2011
Encoded TMM   09-10-2011

 

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