The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903

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NOTES AND FRAGMENTS.
SOME CORRECTIONS.-In the notes to the Reminiscences of Sion
R. Bostick in THE QUARTERLY for October, 1901, the name of Joel
W. Robison is incorrectly spelled "Robinson"; and in the number
for October, 1902, p. 168, the name "Joel W. Robinson" should be
James W. Robinson. See note page 241.
MATERIALS FOR TEXAS HISTORY AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY.
-The Bexar Archives, the Austin Papers, the Papers of the Texas
Veterans' Association, the Roberts Papers, and the most valuable
documents belonging to the collection of the Historical Association
are now stored in the fireproof vault of the University. The work
of classifying and indexing them is being pushed forwarded as
energetically as possible. The task, however, is too great to be
accomplished quickly. The materials in the Bexar Archives are
now arranged in separate groups according to date, one for each
year from 1730 to 1835, and it is possible for an industrious and
well equipped investigator to exploit the mass for any given year in
a comparatively short time and with a fair degree of assurance that
he has missed nothing; but the work of reading and indexing,
which must follow, is vast. It is much increased by the multitudes
of puzzles arising from the bad Spanish and bad chirography of
many of the documents, and it will probably require considerable
time to put them in anything like good condition for reference.
LANDMARKS PRESERVED BY DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
TEXA.-In pursuance of one of the objects of this organization,
the Daughters of the Republic of Texas have, within the last two
years, marked some important places connected with the history of
the State. Realizing the importance of preserving the identity of
different points on the battle field of San Jacinto, and acting in
concert with the Texas Veterans' Association, San Jacinto Chapter
carried out the scheme of placing iron markers wherever the truth
of history required. The following account of the occasion, July

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