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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Personal:

Genealogy:

Historical research:

Archeology:

Real estate:

Acree Acres:

Circle A Ranch:

Farm Lot 25 (Franklin St.):

Tax Records:

Improved Roads:

Financial records:

Oil and gas business:

Poultry business:

Waco public schools:

Moody public schools:

University of Texas:

Moody sewer system:

Political:

Scrapbook, miscellaneous, 1925-1933

Photographs, drawings, paintings, reproductions

Oversized photographs

Survey plats, 1887-1941 and undated

Non-cartographic, 1850, 1861, 1912, 1941

Oversize paintings, drawings, prints, undated

Oversize political cartoons, commissions, 1861, 1862, 1879, 1908, 1933, and undated

Scrapbook: Lithographic reproductions, clippings

Lithographic reproductions: Currier and Ives

Lithographic reproductions

Survey plats, 1879(?)-1928

Commemorative ribbons, 1892 and undated

Oversize material:

Photographs, 1933-1939 and undated

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Fred Acree Papers, 1820-1947



Descriptive Summary

Creator Acree, Fred
Title Fred Acree Papers
Dates: 1820-1947
Abstract 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.
Extent 7 ft.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

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.

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Restrictions

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Persons
Acree, Fred
Adams, Walter R.
Connally, Tom
Ferguson, James Edward
Ferguson, Miriam Amanda
O'Daniel, Wilbert Lee
Poage, W.R. (Bob)
Adams, Walter R.
Bailey, Joseph Weldon
Byrd, Richard Evelyn
Crosby, Bing
Davis, Jefferson
Dewey, George
Frost, Robert
Garner, John Nance
Glass, Carter
Grey, Zane
Hard, William
Hughes, Charles Evans
Lindbergh, Charles A.
Lippman, Walter
Mellon, Andrew William
Pershing, John Joseph
Ritchie, Albert Cabell
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Sterling, Ross Shaw
Taft, William Howard
Washington, George
Families
Farley Family
Grimes Family
Harrison Family
Wren Family
Places
Coryell County (Tex.)
McLennan County (Tex.)
Moody (Tex.)
Waco (Tex.)
Texas
Williamson County (Tex.)
Subjects
Archeology
Art and artists
Cartoons
Farms and farming
History--Study and teaching
Indians of North America--Implements
Land
Oil and gas
Plats
Poets and poetry
Politics and politicians
Real estate
Surveying
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian life
Red Cross
Confederate States of America. Army
UT Ex-Students' Association
Young Men's Christian Association.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fred Acree Papers, 1820-1947, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Personal:

box
2A105 Correspondence, 1913-1945 and undated
Correspondence with Walter R. Adams, 1928, 1934-1943, and undated
George W. Acree Papers, 1871-1886 and undated
Correspondence with Elizabeth V. Acree, 1873, 1874, 1879, 1899, and undated, 1914-1935 and undated
Correspondence about Elizabeth V. Acree's death, 1935 and undated
Correspondence about Elizabeth V. Acree's estate, 1935-1936 and undated
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2A106 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1849, 1864, 1875, 1879, 1886, 1888, 1892, 1905-1906, ca. 1914-1923, and undated
Red Cross and United War Work Campaign correspondence, 1918-1919
Application for commission in Quartermaster Corps correspondence, 1918
Insurance policies, 1905-1931 and undated
Legal documents, 1906-1907, 1917, ca. 1921-1929, 1934, 1939, 1941, and undated
Notebooks and datebooks, 1911, 1915-1920, 1922-1924
Membership cards and certificates, 1906, 1907, 1912-1945, and undated
Fred Acree, Jr., reprints of articles, 1934, 1936, 1939-1941
Bookmarks
box
2A107 "Moody people" newspaper clippings and correspondence, 1918, 1939, 1941-1942, and undated
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1926, 1932, 1934, 1939, 1940, 1942, and undated
Miscellaneous, 1872, 1875, 1910, 1919, 1928, 1935, and undated

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Genealogy:

box
2A107 General, 1934, 1937-1941, 1943, and undated
Acree family material, ca. 1858-1864, 1928, ca. 1934-1942, and undated
Farley family material, 1838, 1887, 1899, 1932, 1934, and undated
Grimes family material, 1830, 1838, 1848, 1925, 1927, 1930, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1942, and undated
Harrison family material, 1785, 1894, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1940, 1941, and undated
Wren family material, 1799, 1874, 1932, 1934, 1939, and undated
Correspondence, 1915, March 1934-1938
box
2A108 Correspondence, 1939-1943 and undated

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Historical research:

box
2A108 Lousiana documents, 1820, 1823, 1824, 1832, 1835, 1850
Confederate records, 1861-1863, 1871-1872, and undated
Correspondence, 1930-1945 and undated

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Archeology:

box
2A109 Correspondence, 1931-1943 and undated
Central Texas Archeological Society, ca. 1934-1941
Articles, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1923, 1931, 1939-1940, and undated

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Real estate:

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2A109 Correspondence, 1913-1920
box
2A110 Correspondence, 1921-1945 and undated
box
2A111 Abstracts of title, 1910-1923, 1929-1931, 1935, 1937, and undated
box
2A112 Legal documents, 1830, 1848, 1857, 1860, 1863, 1866, 1870-1879, 1882, 1886, 1889, 1893, 1895, 1903-1940, and undated
Legal documents, fragments
Surveys and plats, undated
Miscellaneous, 1939-1940 and undated

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Acree Acres:

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2A113 Correspondence, 1928-1943 and undated
Legal documents, 1923, 1928-1929, 1931, 1935-1945, and undated
Miscellaneous, 1917, 1928, 1932, 1934-1943, 1945, and undated
Newspaper advertisements, 1937-1940 and undated

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Circle A Ranch:

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2A113 Correspondence, 1925, 1928-1941, 1943, and undated
box
2A114 Legal documents, ca. 1907-1941 and undated
Miscellaneous, 1929-1930, 1937-1941, and undated

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Farm Lot 25 (Franklin St.):

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2A114 Correspondence, 1921-1924, 1926-1931, 1937, 1939, and undated
Legal documents, 1911, 1914-1915, 1918-1924, 1929, 1934, 1937-1941, and undated

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Tax Records:

box
2A114 General, 1865, 1877-1878, 1881, 1893-1940, and undated
Acree Acres, 1937-1941
Circle A Ranch, 1916-1917, 1920, 1932-1933, 1936-1941, and undated
Farm Lot 25 (Franklin St.), 1919, 1934, 1937-1941

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Improved Roads:

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2A114 Correspondence, 1924-1926, 1933, and undated
Miscellaneous, 1924-1925 and undated

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Financial records:

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2A115 Checkbook stubs, 1916-1922
Monthly statements, 1875, 1914, 1918-1921, 1923, and undated
Cancelled checks, 1882, 1911-1921, 1923, 1928, 1939-1940, 1942, and undated
Cancelled checks and monthly statements, 1922
Income tax, 1914-1926 and undated
Receipts and invoices, ca. 1870-1889, 1899, 1907-1939, and undated

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Oil and gas business:

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2A116 Correspondence, 1918-1927, 1930-1934, and undated
box
2A117 Legal documents, 1915, 1918-1923, 1930-1933, and undated
Financial records, ca. 1920-1923, 1931-1932, and undated
Miscellaneous, 1919-1921, 1923, and undated

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Poultry business:

box
2A117 Correspondence, 1922-1923

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Waco public schools:

box
2A117 Waco teachers directory, 1935
Thank you letters, 1940-1942 and undated

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Moody public schools:

box
2A117 Miscellaneous, 1914-1916, ca. 1919-1924, 1929, 1940-1942, and undated

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University of Texas:

box
2A117 Correspondence, 1914-1917, 1919, 1944, and undated

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Moody sewer system:

box
2A118 Correspondence, 1897, 1917, 1928-1934, 1936-1940, and undated

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Political:

box
2A118 Mayor of Moody correspondence, 1911-1921, 1924-1925, and undated
Mayor of Moody civic finances, 1916, 1920-1923
box
2A119 James P. Alexander, 1916
J. W. Bailey, Sr. and Jr., 1912, 1914, 1932, and undated
Tom Connally, 1914, 1918-1924, 1926-1942, and undated
Charles A. Culberson, 1914
Lynch Davidson, 1924
J. M. Edwards, 1914
James E. and Miriam Ferguson, 1913-1916, 1924, 1926, 1928-1934, and undated
Pat Harrison, 1933-1934
Dan Moody, 1924-1931, 1942
W. J. Moran and son, 1914
W. Lee O'Daniel, 1938-1944 and undated
W. R. Poage, 1924, 1934, 1937-1945, and undated
Morris Sheppard, 1913-1919, 1924, 1928-1934, 1939-1941, and undated
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2A120 Ross S. Sterling, 1931-1933 and undated
H. B. Terrell, 1914, 1916
Cullen F. Thomas, 1914
Lawrence Westbrook, 1932-1933
J. F. Wolters, 1912
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1934, 1941-1944, and undated

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box
3L455 Scrapbook, miscellaneous, 1925-1933

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box
3S108 Photographs, drawings, paintings, reproductions

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box
3S139 Oversized photographs

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box
3S143 Survey plats, 1887-1941 and undated

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box
3S143 Non-cartographic, 1850, 1861, 1912, 1941

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3S162 Oversize paintings, drawings, prints, undated

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3S165 Oversize political cartoons, commissions, 1861, 1862, 1879, 1908, 1933, and undated

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4N21b Scrapbook: Lithographic reproductions, clippings

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4N22b Lithographic reproductions: Currier and Ives

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4N22c Lithographic reproductions

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Map Collection. Survey plats, 1879(?)-1928

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Artifact Collection. Commemorative ribbons, 1892 and undated

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Oversize material:

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2.116/OD1220 Oversize material
box
OD 1273 Oversize material
box
OD 1278 Oversize photographs, undated

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Photographs, 1933-1939 and undated

box
3S102 Tombstone, Aug. 31, 1934
Walter R. Adams, Texas poet, March 20, 1939,
Anna E. (nee Grimes) Culpepper. 1939
Archeological materials September 23, 1933
Eleanor Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Three prints and one negative of drawing (from box 2A113, folder #6)
Acree Acres Humming Bird. Four prints with negatives (from box 2A113, folder #6)
Waco Creek, Acree Acres. Four prints with negatives (from box 2A113, folder #6)
Amos & Andy, radio personalities. Postcard of drawing, (from box 2A113, folder #6), undated
Fred Acree. Postcard of drawing, (from box 2A113, folder #6), undated
Unidentified woman (from box 2A113, folder #6)
Stephen F. Austin (from box 2A113, folder #6)
Lloyd George. Four stamped postcards, (from box 2A113, folder #6), undated
Unidentified Salvation Army worker, print and negative (from box 2A113, folder #6), undated,
Unidentified man, Three prints with negative (from box 2A113, folder #6), undated.
Monkey and organ grinder, Three prints with negative (from box 2A113, folder #6), undated.
Robert E. Byrd
Robert Frost
(2 photos, 1 drawing)
Albert (?) C. Ritchie, Governor of Maryland
Floyd Gibbons (?)
Carter Glass
Zane Grey
(2 prints)
Rabinivanath Tagore (?)
William H. Taft
? Mellon
Bill Hay
Charles Evans Hughes
Walter Lippmann
William Hard
Charles A. Lindbergh
(4 prints, 1 postcard)
Supreme Court [1920s]
Lloyd George (2 photos, 1 mounted on wood backing)
Flood scene (Waco?), glass negative fragment

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