Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed, founder of the Koreshan Universology, strolling by the Estero River.

Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed, founder of the Koreshan Universology, strolling by the Estero River.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/255231
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Title

  • Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed, founder of the Koreshan Universology, strolling by the Estero River.

Image Number

  • KOR0259

Year

  • Between 1894 and 1908

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Born Oct. 18, 1839 in Teedsville, N.Y., studied medicine, with his uncle 1859-; had his 'illumination' in 1869. Believed the sun at the center of a macrocosmic cell and revolves once in 24 hrs. The earth is practically stationary, a concave sphere with all life on its inner surface. Moved from N.Y. to Chicago with his followers and established a communal life 1886. Took the name 'Koresh,' the Hebrew translation for Cyrus, meaning shepherd. His following grew to about 200 members. Began relocating to Estero, Florida in 1894. Died Dec. 22, 1908.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 4 in.

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Geographic Term

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Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 3M3301

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