The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913

News Items

The International Congress of Historical Studies is to be held
this year at London, April 3-9. The last meeting of the Con-
gress was at Berlin in 1908.
A Confederate monument was unveiled at Beaumont on No-
vember 27, 1912. A full account of the dedicatory ceremonies
and a picture of the monument are contained in the Beaumont
Enterprise of November 27.
A, Confederate monument, erected under the auspices of the
local chapter, U. D. C., was unveiled at Matagorda, January 17,
1913. The Galveston News of January 18 contains an account
of the ceremonies, a list of the twenty soldiers lost in the ship-
wreck on Matagorda Bay on December 31, 1863, portraits of Cap-
tain E. S. Rugeley and Judge A. C. Burkhart, two of the rescued,
and a picture of the monument.
A combined monument to Thomas Jefferson and memorial of
the purchase of Louisiana Territory will be dedicated in St. Louis
some time this spring, probably in April. It is in the form of
a large building of concrete, stone, and marble, costing about
$450,000. A heroic statue of Jefferson occupies the center of
the rotunda.. The architect is George F. Kessler, and the sculp-
tor is Karl T. F. Bitter. 'The cost of the building is defrayed
from the residue fund of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of
1904. In the building will be housed the archeological collections
and the archives of the Missouri Historical Society, which contain
much valuable material on the history of the Mississippi Valley.
The Illinois Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy has
established a prize of $100 to be awarded annually by the His-
tory Department of the University of Chicago to the author of
the best study in Southern History. Competitors for this prize
must be graduates of some Southern College or university and
candidates for a higher degree at the University of Chicago, and


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