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NOTES AND FRAGMENTS.
A CoRREcTIoN.-The translations published in the April QUAR-
TERLY, under the head L'Abeille Americaine, should have been
credited to Mr. William Beer, Librarian of Howard Memorial
Library, New Orleans.
The Austin Papers, the precious collection so carefully guarded
by Colonel Bryan during his life, are left by his will to be given
to some State institution, according to the judgment of his execu-
tors, these being his son, Guy M. Bryan, and his daughter, Miss
Hally Ballinger Bryan, and of his nephew, Judge Beauregard
Bryan. In making this provision, however, Colonel Bryan
expresses himself in favor of the State University, and it is under-
stood that the bequest will follow his preference. The papers are
now stored in the basement of the State capitol, but it is expected
that they will be transferred to the vault of the University this
fall.
Miss Casis, whose work has been so helpful in the past to stu-
dents of the University and others wishing to use the Spanish
sources of Southwestern history, is again copying documents from
the Archivo General in the city of Mexico. Mr. R. C. Clark, who
graduated from the University of Texas in June, and who holds a
graduate scholarship in the University of Wisconsin for next year,
is assisting her. Miss Casis expects to complete during her stay in
Mexico the work begun last summer of copying the two volumes in
the archives entitled Documents para la Historia de la Provincia
de Texas. These documents contain the history of the beginnings
of the province, and of the first ninety years under Spanish domi-
nation. Duplicate copies are to be made, one set for the State
library, which is to pay part of the expense, and one for the Uni-
versity.
LETTER FROM A "MIER" PRISONER TO HIS MoTHER.-Among all
the tragic incidents of the history of the Texas IRvolution and the
later efforts to maintain her dearly bought independence, none
equal in pathos those which deal with the prison life of the unfort-

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