John Forbes Papers, 1836-1963
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Brief Description:

The collection contains legal papers, correspondence, business papers, Republic of Texas Army Commissary Records, and biographical and genealogical material on Forbes. There is a transcript of the David G. Burnet treason trial and papers relating to Sam Houston, David Crockett, and Andrew Jackson.

See Separated Materials for two volumes of transcripts of the Forbes vs. Labadie trial that include detailed testimony on the Battle of San Jacinto.

Held at:
East Texas Research Center
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 936-468-4636
Email: asketrc [at]
Record Series Number: A/63
Created by: Forbes, John (1797-1880)
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Consists of 26 items in 4 folders and 1 box.
Subject Index
Forbes, John, 1797-1880 -- Correspondence
Judges -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Legal documents
Texas. Army -- Records and correspondence
Trials -- Texas
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   Gift