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The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910

Notes and Fragments.

MRs. NELLIE STEDMAN Cox.-M rs. Cox was the daughter of
Ebenezer Hiram Stedman and 'Mary Warner Steffee. She was born
on March 24, 1855, at Stedmantown, Franklin County, Kentucky.
In 1874 she was married to Cornelius C. Cox, a wealthy ranch-
man of Lagarto, Texas, who had served in the navy of the Re-
public of Texas, and in the army of the Confederate States dur-
ing the war between the States. She donated to the Texas State
Historical Association a manuscript autobiography of her hus-
band, in recognition of which, she was made one of the first life
members of that Association. Mrs. Cox removed from Texas to
Kentucky a few years ago, returning to Texas in the spring of
last year. She died at the home of her sister in law, Mrs. Harmon
Stedman, at Corpus Christi, July 7, 1908. Mrs. Cox was also
a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a charter
member of the Texas Woman's Press Association, and a pioneer
in free kindergarten work in Texas.
THE LAMAR PAPERs.-The Thirty-first Legislature passed an act
providing for the purchase of the Lamar Papers. Under this au-
thority the Governor purchased these valuable historical manu-
scripts on July 20, 1909, and had them placed in the State Library.
The Lamar Papers number between 2500 and 3000 pieces, which
vary in size and extent from a mere slip to that of a volume con-
taining several hundred pages. The collection includes data and
manuscripts collected by Lamar, and letters and documents either
written by or addressed to Lamar. The character of the contents
of this collection and its voluminousness are explained by two facts:
first, Lamar held important offices in the Republic of Texas, being
secretary of war under Burnet, vice-president under Houston, and
president from 1838 to 1841; secondly, Lamar planned to write "a
faithful account of the origin and revolutionary struggles of the
Republic, that the children of the patriots, while they are in the full
enjoyment of the independence bequeathed to them, may the more
watchfully guard and valiantly defend the precious boon purchased

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