Henry M. Teller: Colorado's Grand Old Man

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BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY

Henry Teller has been the subject of a variety of nineteenth- and twentieth- century articles and a book. Elmer Ellis wrote a detailed biography, Henry Moore Teller: Defender of the West (1941), but since that date no others have appeared. This short essay is intended to give interested readers information on where to look for further material. Everyone is encouraged to check the notes for specific references and an array of secondary books and articles on individuals and subjects.

Three archives contain the majority of Teller's original material— University Archives (University of Colorado), Western History Department of the Denver Public Library, and the Colorado Historical Society. Thomas Dawson material is found at the Colorado Historical Society. Colorado College's Special Collections contain some Teller items. Other Teller letters and primary documents are scattered throughout a variety of collections, and some are in private hands, as indicated in the notes.

Colorado newspapers provide a wealth of information and are well worth looking through. A small number oppose Teller on various issues; more support him, especially beginning in the 1890s. The Whiteside Sentinel (Morrison, Illinois) provides background for the early years. A few out-of-state newspapers add a small share of information; the New York Times, with its index, is the best of these—particularly during his Department of the Interior period and the later silver issue. The Congressional Record is a gold mine of information on Teller's congressional career and

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  • Henry M. Teller - Colorado's Grand Old Man *
  • Contents *
  • Preface *
  • Prologue: 1896 *
  • Chapter 1 - Prairie Lawyer *
  • Chapter 2 - The Promised Land: Central City *
  • Chapter 3 - Mountain Lawyer *
  • Chapter 4 - Mining Man *
  • Photographic Essay: the Tellers and Central City *
  • Chapter 5 - Territorial Politician *
  • Chapter 6 - The Young Senator *
  • Chapter 7 - Secretary of the Interior *
  • Chapter 8 - “the Indian Question” *
  • Photographic Essay: Henry Teller's Era *
  • Chapter 9 - Back to the Senate *
  • Chapter 10 - The Silver Issue *
  • Chapter 11 - Year of the Jubilee *
  • Chapter 12 - Colorado's Grand Old Man *
  • Epilogue: “my Record is My Life” *
  • Bibliographical Essay *
  • Index *
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