The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly

NEWS ITEMS
Dr. Chas. W. Ramsdell, Adjunct Professor of American His-
tory in the University of Texas, has been granted leave of absence
for the fall term. He will investigate certain phases of the his-
tory of the Confederacy, using chiefly the collections of material
at Washington.
Mr. E. 1. McCormac, Assistant Professor of American History
inl the University of California, has a leave of absence for the first
semester, which he will spend in Washington, gathering material
for a life of President Polk.
Mrs. Novaline A. Lockhart (lied at Corsicana on May 31, 1914.
Her father, Judge Shelby Corzine [Crozine], settled near San
Augustine in 1835, when she was five years of age; and his family
was one of the numerous participants in the "Runaway Scrape"
of the next year. She was educated at the old "San Augustine
University," was married in 1846, and had lived in Navarro county
since 1854.
Mrs. M. Bowie Burns, a niece of James Bowie, died June 22,
1914, at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and was buried at Dallas, where
she had lived for many years. Mrs. Burns was 78 years of age.
A. M. Kennedy, for many years a member of the Legislature
and one of the best known public men in Texas, died at his home
at Kerrville July 19, 1914.
The State Library has recently acquired files of The Harrison
Flag, published at Marshall, Texas, covering the period from July
10, 1858, to January 12, 1861, when the paper suspended, and
from November 15, 1865, to October 14, 1869; also a file of the
Southern Mercury, Dallas, from January 3, 1895, to April 17,
1902.
A monument to the memory of those Confederate soldiers who
served under Captain Giesecke, of the Fourth Texas Cavalry, was
unveiled at Shelby, Texas, August 30, 1914.
The Texas Division of JUnited Daughters of the Confederacy
has adopted the following resolutions of appreciation for Major

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101064/. Accessed October 22, 2014.