White Settlement Historical Society Collection

Summary: Donor gave a series of books written and compiled by Frances Colwell, a founding member and officer of the White Settlement Historical Society. Publications detail the history of White Settlement and research on one of its founding families, the Allen family. The Allen cabin is currently being used by the White Settlement Historical Society as a living museum. This collection also includes materials related to the White Settlement Sesquicentennial.


  • First Baptist Church of White Settlement: History of Early Members and Special Events, by Frances Colwell, 2006
  • History of the Allen Log Cabin, by Frances Colwell, White Settlement Historical Society, Inc., 2006
  • Thompson Public Cemetery Profiles, by Frances Colwell, White Settlement Historical Society, Inc., 2005 Complements an earlier publication entitled White Settlement Cemetery, 1855-1953
  • Thompson Family Cemetery, History and Profiles, by Frances Colwell, October 30, 2006
  • A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, including the Latest Improvement and Discovery and the Present State of Every Branch of Human Knowledge, Volumes 1, 2, and 3, by G. Gregory, D.D., published by William T. Robinson, Collins and Co., New York, 1821-1822
  • Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge and Dictionary by Joseph Steen and Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1848

White Settlement Sesquicentennial Committee

  • White Settlement, a record of the activities of the White Settlement Sesquicentennial Committee, compiled by Frances Colwell, 1986
  • Five copy machined photographs of the J.L. Farmer family
  • Four small booklets entitled A Brief History of White Settlement, Texas, compiled and updated by Norris Chambers from a script by Frances Colwell and Y.S. Morgan

The Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge and Dictionary, 1848

Pictured: The Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge and Dictionary, 1848

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