Webb Historical Society Collection


Summary: The Webb Historical Society donated the following materials pertaining to early Fort Worth. These include a cash book and hotel register for the Mary Merrill Hotel, a day book for the dry goods store McNary and Boothe, and a manuscript about growing up in early Fort Worth by Charles Fred Laue. Based on these records, the Mary Merrill Hotel of Fort Worth appears to have had four floors as the room numbers have 200, 300, and 400 series, yet no listing for the hotel could be found in the 1920 Fort Worth City Directory.


  • Early Days in Fort Worth, Charles Fred Laue, undated
  • Copy of the day book of the McNary and Boothe firm of Lafayette, Upshur County, Texas, 1854-1855
  • Hotel register of the Mary Merrill Hotel or Merry Merrill Hotel of Fort Worth, 1920
  • Cash book of an unidentified hotel, possibly the Mary Merrill Hotel, 1920

Cash book of an unidentified hotel, 1920 

Pictured: Cash book of an unidentified hotel (possibly the Mary Merrill Hotel), 1920