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E.F. Jarrel Papers Edit




  • 1881-1941 (Creation)
  • 1910-1933 (Creation)


  • 1.10 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 3.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    The collection contains the personal and professional correspondence of E.F. Jarrel, a Tyler, Texas veterinarian who was active in state Democratic politics for most of his adult life.

  • Conditions Governing Access


  • Conditions Governing Use

    Some restrictions may apply--consult with Archives staff.

  • Physical Access Requirements

    Materials are generally in good condition.

  • Source of Acquisition

    The papers were donated by his son, Willis Jarrel, who is a prominent Tyler attorney.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], in the E.F. Jarrel Papers, The University Archives and Special Collections Department, Robert R. Muntz Library, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, USA.

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    The E.F. Jarrel papers is a collection of material relating to the life of Dr. E.F. Jarrel. Dr. Jarrel was a Tyler veterinarian who was active in state Democratic politics for most of his adult life.

    He was born in Stonington, Illinois in 1875 and moved to Dallas with his family around 1886. Dr. Jarrel's father was a well known Baptist minister who had written several books on religious doctrine. He became involved in a doctrinal dispute with the Campbellites while he was in Dallas and as a result was transferred to Tyler.

    After serving in the Spanish-American War, Dr. E.F. Jarrel returned to Tyler, established a veterinary practice, and became active in state Democratic politics. He supported the gubernatorial campaigns of Ma and Pa Ferguson and was appointed to several commissions and state veterinary boards. He was eventually appointed as chief veterinary officer for the state of Texas.

    His chief claim to fame as a veterinarian was the control of hoof and mouth disease in the state of Texas through a system of quarantine of animals coming to Texas from Mexico.

  • Scope and Contents

    These papers contain correspondence to and from governors Ferguson as well as other personal correspondence with people active in state politics.


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    3 archival boxes