United Friends of Temperance, 1885-1886 | East Texas Research Center

By Jean White, 1985

Collection Overview

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ID: B/37

Extent: 1.0 Volumes

Subjects: Drinking of alcoholic beverages, Temperance -- Societies, etc., United Friends of Temperance -- Records and correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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

Collection Historical Note

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

Subject/Index Terms

Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Temperance -- Societies, etc.
United Friends of Temperance -- Records and correspondence


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