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Joseph Nathan Teal papers , 1900-1926
- Elliott, Howard, 1860-1928; Teal, Joseph Nathan, 1858-1929; McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941; Chamberlain, George E. (George Earle), 1854-1928; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
- Joseph Nathan Teal papers
- 1900-1926 (inclusive)19001926
- 2 linear feet, (2 containers) : 1 manuscript box, 1 flat box
- Collection Number
- Ax 171
- 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.
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Historical NoteReturn to Top
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.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
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.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Guide to the Joseph Nathan Teal Papers|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Canals--Columbia River
- Railroad law--Oregon
- Railroad law--United States
- Railroads and state--United States
- Railroads--Freight--Rates--United States
- Railroads--Oregon--History--20th century
- Railroads--United States--History--20th century
- Single tax
- Taxation--Oregon--Public opinion
- Chamberlain, George E. (George Earle), 1854-1928
- McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941
- Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
- Teal, Joseph Nathan, 1858-1929
- Teal, Joseph Nathan, 1858-1929
- Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
- United States Railroad Administration
- Celilo Canal (Or.)--Photographs
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