Brethren History Shelves: (IS) Unit #9 - East Section
Teeter, L. W. Collection, BC2007/5, Archives and Brethren Historical Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana.
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Unknown. Objects were received in Archives prior to April 2006.
Scope and Content
1. Personal financial record book.
2. Perhaps Teeter's personal copy of the Commentary. Cardboard bound.
3. Letter, perhaps written by Teeter describing the format he envisioned the Commentary to follow.
4. One railpass.
5. Personal notes and photographs (see #6) found within the Commentary.
6a: George Kiplinger?
6b. Sanford Bowman Children, belonging to Nancy Teeter (first wife).
6c. Thermar?, Therman? Bowman children.
6d. Ernest Inman(?), Florence Inman(?), Roy Inman(?). Children of Mr. & Mrs. D. W. Inman(?).
Bradford June Marke Co., Ohio. Presented to Rev. Teeter on Christmas, Dec. 25, 1895. Inscription "We wish you a happy New Year."
Added to the collection on 5 September 2012:
Original handwritten draft of Teeter's two-volume commentary on the New Testament (1894) and published commentaries.
Date of Accession
Bio History Note
L. W. Teeter Collection: Lewis Wallace Teeter, (1845 - 1927). Denomination: Church of the Brethren. Mechanic, preacher, Bible expositor, Annual Meeting leader. Born Oct. 15 near Hagerstown, IN. Teeter taught himself basic Greek and German to supplement a limited secondary education. He married Nancy Ellen Bowman in 1866 and the couple joined the Nettle Creek (Hagerstown), IN congregation in 1968. The Bible was Teeter's main focus for study and teaching throughout life. He also devoted much time to congregational and denominational matters. In 1876 he was elected a minister and he was ordained an elder in 1885, having charge of the Nettle Creek congregation for 32 years.
The Annual Meeting asked Teeter to prepare a two-volume commentary on the New Testament (1894) that was to place special emphasis on Brethren beliefs. This commentary is in the Manchester College Brethren Collection and in the Manchester College Library.
L. W. Teeter served on the Board of Trustees for Manchester College from 1905 to 1925.
At the death of his first wife in 1915, L. W. Teeter married Mrs. Martha Bowman Ulrich.
See Also: the Brethren Encyclopedia.
The draft of the commentaries and published volumes had been located in the University Archives, but accessioned with BC2007/5 on 5 September 2012.
Description prepared 23 April 2007 by Jeanine M. Wine. Updated 5 September 2012 by Jeanine M. Wine.