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Fred Acree papers

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00003

Scope and Contents

Collection documents the life of Acree (1878-1947), a Central Texas businessman. Papers concern Acree's activities as a poultry farmer, rancher, nursery owner, real-estate developer, and oilman; his political activities, primarily campaigns for numerous Texas politicians; his support of a program for improved roads; his terms as mayor of Moody, Texas (1912-1914, 1921-1926); his support of educational developments, with particular reference to The University of Texas and Baylor University; his participation in organizations such as the Masonic Order, the Poetry Society of Texas, the Central Texas Archeological Society, and the American Red Cross during World War I; and his interest in historical research, especially dealing with the Republic of Texas and the Civil War periods, and genealogical studies of the Grimes, Wren, Acree, and related families. Collection includes the papers of Mrs. E. V. Acree, mother of Fred Acree. Materials include correspondence, memorandum books, account records, receipts, certificates, field notes, deeds, plats, abstracts, oil and gas leases, maps, photographs, broadsides, genealogies, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: 1820 - 1947


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This collection is open for research.

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The Fred Acree papers document the life and work of this Central Texas farmer, rancher, oilman, businessman, politician, and amateur historian during the first half of the twentieth century.

Fred Acree Papers, 1820-1947
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Part of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Repository

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