The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920

News Items

NEWS ITEMS
The Texas State Library has finished arranging an accumula-
tion of many years of Texas state documents. These documents
are now available for free distribution to any library that desires
them. Especially important among the more recent publications
are the secret journals of the Senate of the Republic of Texas,
edited by Ernest W. Winkler and published as a part of the first
biennial report of the Texas Library and Historical Commission.
Requests should be addressed to Miss Elizabeth H. West, State
Librarian.
Charles A. Gulick, Jr., is editing the papers of General Mira-
beau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas, for
publication by the Texas State Library. These manuscripts are
now in the State Library, having been purchased from Mrs. Loretta
Calder, daughter of President Lamar, some years ago.
Dr. William E. Dunn, Associate Professor of Latin American
History, who has been on leave of absence for the past two years,
has resumed his duties at the University of Texas.
A sketch of Samuel Wesley Fordyce, who died recently at At-
lantic City, New Jersey, was printed in the Dallas News of August
8, 1919.
Gordon Russell, judge of the United States district court for
the eastern district of Texas, died at Kerrville, Texas, September
14, 1919. The Dallas News of September 16 published a brief
sketch of his official career.
Benjamin Dudley Tarlton, professor of law in the University of
Texas, died at Beeville, September 23, 1919, as a result of exposure
during the storm that devastated the coast.
The San Antonio Express, October 5, 1919, printed a list of the
officers of the Texas Historical and Landmarks Association. Cap-
tain J. E. Elgin, of San Antonio, is president, and Mrs. H. Wagen-
fehr, of San Antonio, is secretary.

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101075/. Accessed December 25, 2014.