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United Friends of Temperance, Fairview Council, Nacogdoches, Texas Minute Book

Identifier: B-0037

Scope and Contents

The minute book lists council members from December 12, 1885 to May 30, 1886 and gives reports on council meetings, briefly outlining activities, officer elections, and treasury records. Speeches, essays, and thesis were presented at most meetings. A portion of the book contains writings on educational topics and these may have been the texts for some of the programs presented. Toward the end of the book there is an undated reference to the break up of the council and how funds left in the treasury were to be handled.


  • 1885-1886

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

The United Friends of Temperance, an abstinence society, was organized in Texas about 1870. The members pledged total abstinence from drinking and campaigned against the liquor traffic.

By late 1885, Council Number 443 had been organized in the Nacogdoches community of Fairview. Meetings were scheduled for every first, third, and fifth Sunday but were later changed to different times. Officers consisted of a Worthy Primate (President), Worthy Associate (Vice President), Chaplain, Recording Scribe (Secretary), and other lesser positions. There were also male and female Sick Committees to check and report on sick members.


0.10 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of a single minute book housed with another collection in a clamshell box.

Guide to the United Friends of Temperance, Fairview Council, Nacogdoches, Texas Minute Book
Jean White
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository