Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed, founder of the Koreshan Universology, sitting in his Chicago office.

Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed, founder of the Koreshan Universology, sitting in his Chicago office.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/255237
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Title

  • Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed, founder of the Koreshan Universology, sitting in his Chicago office.

Image Number

  • KOR0252

Year

  • 1886

Series Title

General Note

  • Cyanotype.

    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 - col. - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 3M3301.

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