Joe Forsythe Collection

Summary: Collection focuses on the research interests of donor, including Archibald Robinson, who settled on land that is now part of downtown Fort Worth as part of the Peters Colony, and the Brickyard Crossing, a Trinity River crossing to the east of Fort Worth. Image shown to right is the frontispiece from History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas by B. B. Paddock.


  • Texas from Wilderness to Commonwealth by Louis J. Wortham in 5 volumes, Fort Worth: Wortham-Molyneaux company, 1924
  • History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas by B.B. Paddock, Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906


  • Archibald Robinson: Tarrant County Activity,
  • Brickyard Crossing, Binder 1

                     BB Padlock from 1906 Book

Research Documents
  • Reconnaissance map, Tarrant County Survey 1889; 1894 edition, reprinted in 1918. 17 by 22 inches. Department of the Interior - Map shows site of Camp Bowie
  • Mitchell Baugh Survey: certificate, field notes, description, relinquishment, transfer
  • Edmund Little Survey: certificate, field notes, and bonds
  • William H. Little Survey: certificate, field notes, power of attorney, transfer, description, and affidavit
  • Felix G. Mulliken Survey: transfer of deed, certificate, field notes, description, and order of court for withdrawal of transfer
  • Archibald Robinson Survey: description and field notes
  • W. W. Wheat Survey: certificate, sale, field notes, conveyance to C M Peak, transfer and field notes (also Tarrant County tax cards and deed records)
  • Republic of Texas Land Certificate to James Winter in Montgomery County
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