312 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
Mr. D. M. O'Connor, of Anaqua, has added to the gift of fifty
dollars received from him last year, one hundred more. If the As-
sociation could find a few other such generous patrons it would be
able by and by to gather a collection of materials for Southwestern
history that would be known throughout the world and would at-
tract investigators from every quarter. Then the History of Texas
and the Southwest could be written by Texans themselves. Mr.
O'Connor has won the hearty gratitude of the Association.
The July Quarterly will contain the reports of the Treasurer and
the Librarian. These may be so far anticipated as to state that, while
the collection of the annual dues for the second year of the Associa-
tion's existence has not yet begun, there is nearly enough on hand
to discharge all debts, including those for the current issue of the
Quarterly; and, as to the library, the collection now runs to nearly
two hundred volumes and pamphlets, besides a considerable list of
serial publications belonging to incomplete volumes, and not yet
The second annual meeting of the Association will be held in
Austin, June 16th and 17th, the two days immediately following
the commencement exercises of the University. The railroads of
the State have agreed to give a rate of one fare and one--third for
the round trip, and the tickets will be sold under such conditions
that those who wish can attend both the commencement and the
meeting of the Association. It is hoped that the members will
take advantage of this opportunity and gather in sufficient nam-
bers to rouse enthusiasm for the work and spread it, when they dis-
perse, throughout the State.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101009/. Accessed September 17, 2014.