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