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    Richard F. Selcer Collection

    book cover

    Summary: Donor, a local history author, gave a copy of one of his published books and copies of documents related to the Arnold family and the military fort, named Fort Worth, that would lead to the founding of the City of Fort Worth.


    • Autographed copy of Hell's Half Acre by Richard F. Selcer, Fort Worth, Texas Christian University Press, 1991, first edition

    Notes, Letter, and other Documents

    • Eight pages from City of Fort Worth records
    • Twelve pages from National Archives relative to pension for Catherine Arnold, wife of Ripley Arnold
    • Papers relative to¬†military headquarters in San Antonio: 1849, 1850, 1911, 1939