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Index Terms

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Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Buckley Burton Paddock Papers, 1865-1925



Creator Paddock, B. B. (Buckley B.), 1844-1922
Title: Buckley Burton Paddock papers
Dates: 1865-1925
Abstract: This collection contains the personal files of Captain B. B. Paddock (1844-1922), founder of the Fort Worth Daily Democrat in 1876. Paddock was the mayor of Fort Worth for several years, member of the Legislature, promoter of Fort Worth as a rail center, and later collector and publisher of historical materials. These documents contain source material relating to railroad finance and construction, politics, the civic development of Fort Worth, and many minor subjects.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01560
Extent: 7.21 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Buckley Burton Paddock (1844-1922) was born in Ohio and lived in Wisconsin until he was 15 years old. At the start of the Civil War, he enlisted in Company K of the First Mississippi Cavalry, Army of Tennessee. He rose to the rank of commander and led a select espionage unit. After the war, Paddock practiced law and moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in the fall of 1872. He was an active businessman and civil leader, and best known as the editor of the Fort Worth Democrat (1873-1881). He served as president of the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway Company (1885-1889), as founder and executive secretary of the Fort Worth Board of Trade (1901-1909) and as Fort Worth mayor (1892-1900).

Paddock used all his positions to help promote Fort Worth, as it was still a small establishment when he first arrived. As president of the Railway Company, he helped to establish its reputation as a center for trade, distribution, and travel. By the time of his death, Paddock had become a major figure in local and state politics, and even had a measure of national recognition.

Source:

Duncan, Patricia L. "Paddock, Buckley Burton." Handbook of Texas Online.

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Scope and Contents

The Buckley Burton Paddock Papers, 1865-1925, contain letters, letterpress books, minutes, journal, ledgers, record books, memorandum books, account books, receipts, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. The papers relate to the financing and the building of the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad, the Texas Spring Palace in Fort Worth, civic development of Fort Worth, the board of Trade of Fort Worth, and the publication of books on Fort Worth, Northwest Texas, and Texas.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Paddock, B. B. (Buckley B.), 1844-1922
Scott, Henry
Corporate Names
Fort Worth Board of Trade
Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad
Texas Spring Palace (Fort Worth, Tex.)
Subjects
Commerce
Government and the press
Manners and customs
Politics and culture
Places
Fort Worth
Hemingway
Mississippi
New York
South Carolina
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Buckley Burton Paddock Papers, 1865-1925, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff. Subsequent revisions made by Caroline Collins, February 2021.

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Accession Number

AR 1932

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Letters
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2F172 [SRH1230007159] Letters, 1865-1899
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2F173 [SRH1230007160] Letters, 1900-1901
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2F174 [SRH1230007161] Letters, 1902-1903
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2F175 [SRH1230007162] Letters, 1904-1906
Letters, 1910
Letters, 1911
Letters, 1912
Letters, undated
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2F176 [SRH1230007163] Letters, 1900-1910
Letters, 1914-1916
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2F177 [SRH1230007164] Letters, 1920-1921
Letters, 1924-1925
Letters, undated
Letter press
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2F177 [SRH1230007164] Letter press, 1872-1874
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2F178 [SRH1230007165] Letter press, 1882-1886
Letter press, 1890-1897
Letter press, 1889-1890
Letter press, 1893-1895
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2F179 [SRH1230007166] Letter press, 1895
Letter press, 1896
Letter press, 1898-1899
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2F180 [SRH1230007167] Letter press, 1898-1899
Letter press, 1899
Letter press, 1899-1902
Letter press, 1876-1879
box
2F181 [SRH1230007168] Letter press, 1900
Letter press, 1900-1902
Letter press, 1902-1903
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2F182 [SRH1230007169] Maps, undated
Pamphlets, undated
Ledger, 1879
Record book
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2F182 [SRH1230007169] Record book, 1882
Record book, 1898-1901
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2F183 [SRH1230007170] Record book, 1898-1903
Miscellaneous books, undated
Fort Worth City reports, undated
Cash book, 1881
Account book, 1900-1907
Journal
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2F183 [SRH1230007170] Journal, 1888
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2F184 [SRH1230007171] Journal, 1873-1881
Newspaper clippings, 1897-1921
Memorandum, 1904
Minutes
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2F184 [SRH1230007171] Minutes, 1878
Minutes, 1900
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2F185 [SRH1230007172] Manuscripts on Forth Worth, Texas and Texas, undated
Receipt book, undated
Ledgers, undated
Letters, undated
Miscellaneous, undated
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2F186 [SRH1230007173] Letter press, 1906
Ledger
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2F186 [SRH1230007173] Ledger, 1898
Ledger, 1900-1903
Manuscripts, undated
Letters, undated
Miscellaneous items, undated
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4L132 Scrapbook, undated
volume
4L133 Scrapbook, undated
volume
4L134 Scrapbook, undated
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4L135 Account book, 1889-1891
volume
4L136 Ledger, 1895-1896
volume
4L137 Record book, 1899-1902
volume
4L138 Account book, 1889
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2.325/U509 [SRH1230002345] Texas Spring Palace, receipts and expenditures, February 1889-July 1889
Texas Spring Palace, receipts and disbursements, February 1889-February 1890

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