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Philander Reeder diaries, 1875-1914

Identifier: 1000-021

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of photocopied diaries (location of originals unknown) of Dr. Philander Reeder (a doctor in Arizona Territory and Indian Territory) and span a 39-year period, relating his activities from 1875 in Nebraska through 1914 in Tulsa. Within these diaries, Dr. Reeder keeps an account of his travels, business dealings, patients and friends, as well as current events and personal recollections. Reeder made special note of the weather each day.


  • 1875 - 1914


These materials are in English.


This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are in the public domain (since 1985). Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Philander Reeder was born May 4, 1830 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio. His family settled in Trenton, Missouri and he later attended Grand River College (Missouri) and eventually became a practicing physician. Reeder resided in several locations, including Nebraska, Arizona Territory, Texas, Oklahoma and Indian Territories. He was in the Tulsa area by 1893 making him one of Tulsa's early settlers.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Physical Location

Located on the 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Existence and Location of Originals

The University currently owns a photocopy of the original diaries, which were retained by the family.
Philander Reeder diaries, 1875-1914
Cindy Brumbaugh
1990 September
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-5022 (Fax)