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

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly

George W. Brackenridge, wealthy banker and philanthropist,
died at his home in San Antonio, December 28, 1920. Mr. Brack-
enridge was a life member of the Texas State Historical Asso-
In November, 1920, the President of the Association and the
editors of TE QUARTERLY found it necessary to send out the fol-
lowing letter:
In 1918 TiHE QUARTERLY, containing 108 pages, cost approxi-
mately $200 an issue to print. During 1919-20 eighty pages cost
about $275. Hereafter eighty pages will cost nearly $350 an issue.
Most of this increase is chargeable to labor. We have examined
the cost sheets of our printers and their charges are reasonable.
There are two things that THE QUARTERLY can do: one is to
reduce each issue to sixty pages; the other is to ask subscribers
to increase their subscription to $3.00 a year. We have decided
to do the latter. About a year ago when the first considerable
increase in the cost of printing was made, we debated this step
very seriously, but determined to struggle along as best we could
at the old price. Now we are forced to act.
TIHE QUARTERLY has been published for twenty-four years. It
is regarded by historians and others whose work requires acquain-
tance with many periodicals as one of the leading half dozen his-
torical journals in the United States. Through its influence dur-
ing the past fifteen years, the history of the United States has
practically been rewritten at every point where it touches Texas.
Won't you help us to maintain the present usefulness and prestige
of THE QUARTERLY by agreeing to increase your subscription to
$3.00 a year ? Every other historical journal in the country, not
supported by ample endowment or by State grants, has had to
increase its rate.
All the income of the Historical Association goes into the pub-
lication of THE QUARTERLY, except a small amount for postage
and about $250 to $300 a year for clerical help. No officer re-
ceives any salary, commission, or other emolument.
We are enclosing herewith a printed slip which we ask you to
sign and return to us in the stamped envelope. Since a busy per-
son frequently neglects to reply to an appeal of this kind, though
in full sympathy with it, we shall regard a failure to reply as an
affirmative answer.
We are gratified to announce that several hundred replies re-


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