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Almon A. Locke Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: C-0068

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of scrapbook pages, clippings, correspondence, and one photograph documenting Mr. Locke’s devotion to the humane treatment of animals. The materials date from 1891-1917 and measure .4 linear feet (1 box). Mr. Locke collected articles he wrote as well as articles that interested him.

Dates

  • 1891-1917

Biographical / Historical

Almon A. Locke (1844-1925) was born in Rhode Island to Reverend Ezekiel J. and Chloe Locke. Mr. Locke was devoted to the humane treatment of animals and humane subjects. To promote the kind treatment of animals, he wrote articles that appeared in the Fort Worth Record, the Fort Worth Telegram, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the St. Louis Chronicle, and the Texas State Humane Journal. He helped found the Humane Society at Fort Worth and served as President of the Texas State Humane Society. To ensure future generations treated animals kindly, Mr. Locke donated $10,000 to make sure humane education was taught in the public schools.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Physical Location

This collection is currently housed off site. Please contact staff at 817-392-7740 or genlhst@fortworthtexas.gov to request this collection and allow 10 business days for transfer.
Title
Almon A. Locke Scrapbook
Status
Completed
Author
Kathryn Garvey Cain
Date
December 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740