The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 24, July 1920 - April, 1921

News Items

NEWS ITEMS.
The Littlefield Collection of Southern History in the University
of Texas Library recently received important accessions of news-
paper files: Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal, 1865-1868, Banner
of Peace, Nashville, 1840-1874, Daily Picayune, New Orleans,
1837-1861, Texas Presbyterian, 1846-48 and 1851-56, Texas State
Gazette, Austin, 1849-1854, and Tri-Weekly State Times, Austin,
1853-1854.
Mr. Waddy Thompson, of Atlanta, Georgia, grandson of Waddy
Thompson, of South Carolina, who was American minister to
Mexico from 1842 to 1844, recently presented to the Texas State
Historical Association sixteen original letters, being personal letters
to or from Waddy Thompson during the years 1842 to, 1848.
Among the writers are Andrew Jackson, John Tyler, Daniel Web-
ster, John C. Calhoun, Reverdy Johnson, Waddy Thompson, Hugh
McLeod, Jos6 Maria Tornel, and Santa Anna. The subjects
touched upon are the liberation of the Texan prisoners at Perote,
American claims, peace between Mexico and Texas, acquisition of
California, the prospect of war between England and Mexico, and
the presidential campaign of 1848.
The Old Trail Drivers' Association, whose membership is com-
posed of pioneer stockmen, held the sixth annual convention a.t
San Antonio, September 28 and 29, 1920. The following officers
were re-elected: George W. Saunders, president; J. B. Murrah.
vice-president, and R. F. Jennings, secretary-treasurer. All offi-
cers are residents of San, Antonio. The Association voted to
publish a second and enlarged edition of Saunders' book The Old
Trail Drivers of Texas, and to erect a monument to commemorate
the part played by the Old Trail Drivers in the development and
upbuilding of the State.
Dr. J. O. Dyer published in the Galveston News of July 11,
1920, an article on the history of the Tonkawai Indians, accom-
panied by a map. In the News of July 31 be published an article
on "The medicine man at Anahuac."

Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 24, July 1920 - April, 1921. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101078/. Accessed July 13, 2014.