The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898

Notes and Fragments.


Mr. W. F. McCaleb of Carrizo Springs, who has held a junior
fellowship in History at the University of Chicago during the past
year, has just been reappointed. This time, however, he has re-
ceived a substantial promotion in that he is awarded a senior fel-
lowship and will be allowed to travel in Mexico. He will thus be
able to carry on his investigations in the Mexican archives, which
must be thoroughly exploited before the real pre-Revolutionary
history of Texas can ever be written.
Mr. W. Roy Smith, who will take the degree of Master of Arts,
from the University of Texas, next June, has just received notice
of his nomination to a fellowship in American History in Colum-
bia University, New York City. Competition for these places is
open to graduates of the colleges and universities in the United
States and Canada, and the award is usually made to the applicant
who presents the best evidence of his ability to do original investi-
gation. Two of twenty-four fellowships are, as a rule, conferred
upon students of history. Mr. Smith's nomination was made on
the merits of a paper entitled "The Quarrel Between Governor
Smith and the Council of the Provisional Government of Texas,
Judge Fulmore's History of the Geography of Texas, consisting
of a series of maps, accompanied by explanatory notes and two
tables of statistics, all comprised in a large chart, has appeared.
It is intended especially for the public schools, and it will
be found a useful aid in teaching the History of Texas. The out-
lines of the subject, and especially of the historical geography of
the State, are presented by it in brief compass, and in a systematic
way, so that they can easily be mastered. Probably the most val-

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