Jack (E.I.) Wiesman Collection

Battle at Village Creek, May 24, 1841.

Summary:  Donor is a local historian, author and associate editor of The Pathfinder, a publication of the Westlake Historical Preservation Board. A retired pilot, he now lives in Southlake. The collection consists of reproduced photographs, clippings, maps and publications -- as well as artifacts from the 1895 Tarrant County Courthouse.


  • Window sash and lock screws, window weigh chains and screws and window sash lift and screws from 1895 Tarrant County Courthouse

Land Title Abstracts

  • Abstract of title to John B. York Survey, Hightower's Subdivision Block 1, Lot 13, from patent to 1930

Maps with Historical Narratives

  • Battle at Village Creek, May 24, 1841.  Map of north-central Texas showing rivers, sites of future settlements, route of militia.  On back is a narrative of the battle written by donor (Image shown is marker for this site)
  • Star Routes Stage Lines (North Texas) 1850s-1860s.  Map of north-central Texas showing stage routes, stops and route numbers.  Researched and compiled by donor
  • Forts of North Texas.  Includes Fort Bird, Fort English, Fort Fitzhugh and Fort Worth.  Narrative of each fort on verso 
  • The Butterfield Overland Mail Route, September 16, 1858-March 1, 1861.   Map of Texas showing route of Butterfield line with a narrative on its history on the reverse side written by donor


  • An Historical Perspective of Southlake and Vicinity.  E. I. Wiesman, 2005
  • The Cherokee Struggle for Land in Texas 1839-1963.  Paul E. Schlimper, April 1, 1963
  • "From Rising Fawn to White's Chapel, Early Settlers Came by Covered Wagon." The Southlake Journal.  August 18, 2006
  • "50th Anniversary: Southlake." The Southlake Journal.  September 15, 2006
  • The Jones Community, A Brief Summary of the Jones Community.   E. I. Wiesman, 2006
  • Indian Fighting on the Texas Frontier. Captain John M. Elkins, 1929
  • SOUTHLAKE. Connie Cooley and the Southlake Historical Society,  2010

Subject Files

  • Stage Coach Routes in Metroplex area
  • Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
    • Bonnie and Clyde--The Barrow Gang, by E. I. Wiesman. Short narrative
    • Handout on marker dedicated August 12, 1996, at Texas 114 and Dove Road, Southlake, Texas, commemorating the loss of two state troopers shot by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
    • Map of present-day Southlake giving location of marker honoring two state troopers shot by Bonnie and Clyde
    • Reproduced copy of photograph of Clyde Barrow, undated
    • Reproduced copy of photograph of Bonnie Parker, undated
    • Reproduced copy of photograph of Bonnie and Clyde's car at death, May 23, 1934
    • Reproduced copy of photograph of Bonnie and Clyde, 1933
    • Reproduced copy of portrait of Frank A. Hamer, Company "C" Texas Rangers
    • Photograph of monument to two state troopers Wheeler and Murphy, shot by Bonnie and Clyde, undated
  • Dove, Texas
    • Clipping from Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1997
    • Narrative for historical marker
    • Sam street's map of Tarrant County
    • Photocopied annual report of D. McRae, County Superintendent of Schools, 1895-1896.  Includes schools at Mt. Gilead, Sam's, Lone Elm, Keller and Dove.
    • Dove, Texas, Tarrant County Post Office 1894-1904.  Map created by E. I. (Jack) Wiesman
    • Tally List of a special election held July 19, 1913, at Dove, Precinct 39, Tarrant County
    • 1910 Census reports for Dove voting precinct 39, enumerated April 29, 1910
    • "Historic Marker Dedicated to Dove Community." Scott Price.  The Southlake Journal.  August 4, 2006
  • Southlake--History
    • Timeline of significant dates (1836-2004) in the United States, Texas and Tarrant County, with an emphasis on Southlake
  • Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Co.
    • Reproduction of notice to mine workers (for Mine number 10) giving daily salary scale to various workers at mines, September 9, 1921
  • Industries--Coal
    • Copy of Southwestern Fuel and Manufacturing Co., circa 1916
  • Civil War
    • Reproduction of proclamation stating electorate of Texas had voted in favor of secession, February 23, 1861
  • American Indian History
    • map of Texas plains, 19th century, showing major tribes
    • photocopies portions of The Indians of Texas, by W. W. Newcomb Jr.
    • Indian Habitats of North Texas, by E. I. Wiesman.  Four-page narrative with map
  • Graham, Spencer
    • Correspondence from Texas State Library regarding information on Confederate military service for Spencer Graham
    • Vital statistics concerning Spencer Graham