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    Michael Patterson Collection

    Fort Worth Stockyards Drug Store.

    Summary: Patterson donated his research files on the Oak Grove Methodist Church, Mitchell Cemetery, area schools, photographs, and books.


    • Texas Log Buildings, A Folk Architecture by Terry G. Jordan, Austin and London: University of Texas Press, 1978
    • Index to Applications for Texas Confederate Pensions, revised edition, 1977, compiled by John M. Kinney, revised by Peggy Oakley by Archives Division, Texas State Library
    • Confederate and Southern States Currency, a part of Criswell's Currency Series, Vol. I, 1st Revised Edition, Confederate and Southern State Currency, by Grover C. Criswell Jr., 1964, published by Krause Publications
    • Criswell's Currency Series Vol. II, Confederate and Southern State Bonds, by Grover C. Criswell Jr., 1961


    • Mitchell Cemetery
      • Partial copy of Mary Daggett Lake manuscript - "Tarrant First Girl"
      • Partial copy of "Autobiography of Oscar Zandt Gulledge" from Fort Worth City Guide
      • Partial copy of "First Cemetery," by Mrs. E. O. Anderson, October 1, 1867
      • Newspaper clippings from 1935, 1937, and other undated
      • Five pages of assorted notes
      • Portion of letter from O. L. York
      • Letter from Larry Williams dated May 22, 1979
      • Map of property of Fort Worth Stockyards Company, Little Survey, July 1922
    • Allen Cemetery
      • 1902 deed from Mary Y. Smith to W. S. Allen for 320 acres
      • J. M. Goodwin survey
      • 1924 deed Allen's et. al to Frank G. Allen, excepting graveyard
      • Tax card for J. M. Goodwin Survey, Abstract 611
      • Inventory of Allen cemetery, located on J. M. Goodwin survey, one page
      • Handwritten notes, four pages
    • Davenport Cemetery
      • Field notes for road project
      • Handwritten notes, 12 pages
    • Spring Garden Cemetery - notes


    • Oak Grove Methodist Church
      • April 25, 1975 notes, interview with Mrs. Lou Shaffer of Colleyville
      • Resume of Robert Covington Hicks, Methodist minister, dated November 29, 1894
      • Photograph labeled "Oak Grove Methodist Church" c. 1890
      • Handwritten notes on the Journal Central Texas Conference and census information
      • Copy of deed of land for Methodist Episcopal Church, McLean survey
    • Bear Creek Baptist Church - minutes, nine pages
    • Tarrant County Baptist Association, minutes of 1886, four pages

    Family Files

    • Eli Smith Family: handwritten notes, five pages
    • Spencer Graham: three pages
    • Hurst Family: four pages
    • Abram Byas: three pages
    • Seaborn Gilmore and Family: 26 pages
    • S. C. H. Witten: power of attorney, two pages
    • Hamilton Bennett: five pages
    • Alverson Family: Randle Mill, nine pages
    • Rev. John Q. Burnett: two pages
    • Rev. John A. Freeman: 20 pages
    • Thomas Easter Family: 14 pages
    • Lilburn H. Colley: 21 pages
    • Thomas J. Thompson: various papers
    • Bobo Family: four pages
    • W. L. Huff: five pages
    • W. D. Hudgins: obituary, handwritten notes
    • White Family: personal papers, tax records, receipts, etc, 40 pages


    • Simon Cockrell: official papers in reference to service in army of Republic of Texas, and bounty grants, 11 pages
    • William Driskill, 1861, muster roll, one page
    • Peter Parker, 1865 muster roll, one page
    • Pension papers, Texas Revolution pensions, 21 pages


    • Seven photographs of the remains of the iron bridge over Big Bear Creek on Pleasant Run-White's Chapel Road, Grapevine, after its collapse in 1971, when it was struck by an auto and both bridge and car collapsed, photos were taken a few days after (image shown) 
    • One old photograph, mounted, of interior of Fort Worth Stockyards Drug Store, date unknown, but appears to be early 1900s (image shown)
    • Oak Grove Methodist Church, about 1890, 8 by 10 inches black and white copy print, photographer unknown, origin of photo unknown
    • Isham Crowley and Hiram Crowley tombstones, Bear Creek Cemetery, photos taken by donor, 5 by 7 inches black and white prints
    • William L. Hurst. One original copy in possession of Jo Ellen Greer, accompanies manuscript
    • "Em" Hurst and his family lived in this small log cabin located in present-day Hurst at the southeast corner of Norwood and Highway 183, accompanies manuscript

    Iron Bridge on Bear Creek

    • W. L., Mary Hurst, and their children; America Belle Hurst, Evie Hurst, Francis Hurst, Mahlon Hurst, James Houston Hurst, Emerson Hurst, Tom Hurst, and Will Hurst. Photo taken the day of a large gathering at Tom Hurst's Home, accompanies manuscript
    • The Rock Island Railroad constructed this depot on Uncle Billy's land in 1903 and named the stop Hurst, accompanies manuscript
    • Community gathering at the home of Wiley Thomas Hurst, now Hackney Hill, Highway 183, Hurst, TX, accompanies manuscript
    • Detail of group at Tom Hurst's house on Devil's Backbone. W.L. Hurst is standing to the left of the porch, accompanies manuscript
    • Portrait of W. L. and Mary Hurst. Photo was provided by Tommy Ray, accompanies manuscript  
    • Gravestone of W. L. and Mary Hurst in Bedford Cemetery, accompanies manuscript


    • Typed quotes from Fort Worth Gazette, dated 1884, one page
    • Typed notes from official records: Treasury Records, State Archives, and County School Directory, fifteen pages
    • Typed notes from Fort Worth Daily Gazette, October 11, 1885
    • Five pages typed notes on school districts, source unknown
    • One page 1880 census, William P. Sims
    • One page assorted typed notes including school districts
    • Typed page of Euless school notes
    • Hand-drawn plat of Mt. Johnson Survey 863, and J. Crearly Survey 269, showing school district line
    • Five copies of partial maps, showing school districts
    • 10 letters to Patterson relative to school districts
    • Files on Johnson School and Evatt School


    • Bobo House, Bedford
      • 1979 Manuscript by Mike Patterson
      • Two pages from old book found in Bobo house