I’m new to the forum, attracted by some 2011 exchanges on Austin’s Mount Bonnell name attribution issue. I have been intimately involved with this and am happy to clarify issues, if desired. Actually, TSHA online provides fairly balanced discussions of the arguments for both George and Joseph Bonnell.
My interest is in finding a resource that provides conclusive evidence to support either one. So far it’s consisted of hearsay on one side and circumstantial on the other. Any thoughts or suggestions? The usual sources have been worked over—State and county archives, GLO, Austin History Center, Briscoe CAS, Houston docs, Tulane Library’s Johnston papers.