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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Walker Fore Papers, 1845-1919



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fore, Walker, 1825-1890
Title: Walker Fore papers
Dates: 1845-1919
Abstract: Comprised of land records, correspondence, financial records, legal records, ephemera, records of the enslaved, livestock records, and notes, the Walker Fore Papers, 1845-1919, document the property and life of Fore and his family.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02619
Extent: 1.6 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

In the 1880s, Texas land investor Walker Fore (1825-1890) built a 27-room hotel at Chalybeate Springs in Wood County that operated until 1895. Fore died at his home in Upshur County, but was buried in Dallas by the city's Masonic fraternity. His daughter, Sue Catherine Fore (1852-1900), married attorney and reverend Henry Augustus "Gus" Garrison (1848-1923), with whom she had five children.

Sources:

"Obituary Walker Fore." Dallas Morning News, February 17, 1890.

Valenza, Janet. Taking the waters in Texas: springs, spas, and fountains of youth. "Wood County." Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.

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Scope and Contents

Comprised of land records, correspondence, financial records, legal records, ephemera, records of the enslaved, livestock records, and notes, the Walker Fore Papers, 1845-1919, document the property and life of Fore and his family. Primarily composed of East Texas land grants and deeds held by Fore and others, the papers also contain court documents, wills, and contracts relating to property ownership. Accounts, receipts, records of the enslaved, livestock records, and notes concern the investments and business ventures of Fore, while insurance papers and correspondence from his son-in-law, Gus Garrison, pertain to personal affairs and the Methodist Episcopal Church in Texas. Additionally, printed material includes blank forms, pamphlets, and advertisements.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Fore, Walker, 1825-1890
Garrison, Henry Augustus, 1848-1923
Corporate Names
Methodist Episcopal Church
Subjects
Livestock
Slavery
Places
East Texas
Texas
Document Types
Deeds
Land grants

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Walker Fore Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1990-118; 1990-137; 1991-082

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

Subsequent revisions were made by Caroline Collins, April 2021.

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OCLC Number

772624896

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Land documents
box
2.325/J25a [SRH1230001301] Bosque County, 1884
Camp County, 1875-1914
Chambers County, 1912-1916
Clay County, 1877
Denton County, 1873
Franklin County, 1884
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2.325/J25b [SRH1230001299] Hopkins County, 1852-1904
Hunt County, 1859-1890
Kaufman County, 1871, 1883
Lamar County, 1873
McLennan County, 1884
Morris County, 1878-1888
Nacogdoches County, 1845-1888
Raines County, 1880
Red River County, 1857, 1872-1874
Rusk County, 1861-1872
San Augustine County, 1847-1858
Wood County, 1860-1899
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2.325/J25c [SRH1230001278] Upshur County, 1847-1909
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2.325/J25d [SRH1230001279] Field notes, 1848-1900
Legal documents, 1855-1884
Insurance records, 1915-1919
Church correspondence, 1912-1916
Correspondence, 1865-1916
Receipts and accounts, 1876-1916
Livestock records, 1878-1889
Printed material, undated
Promissory notes, 1861-1900
Records of the enslaved, 1861-1862
Leases, 1876-1880
Oversized land documents
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2.325/V56 [SRH1230002525] Camp County, 1867, 1883
Denton County, 1872
Hunt County, 1879
Upshur County, 1856, 1870
Oversized land grants
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2.325/V56 [SRH1230002525] Harrison County, 1846
Hopkins County, 1852, 1861, 1875
Hunt County, 1873-1876
Nacogdoches County, 1845-1848
Upshur County, 1851-1866
Van Zandt County, 1862
Wood County, 1883

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