Southwestern Historical Quarterly
THE SAN JACINTO CAMPAIGN.-The article to which this com-
munication refers was published in THE QUARTERLY, IV, 238-345:
April 22, 1922.
Colonel A. J. Houston, La Porte, Texas.
MY DEAR COLONEL HOUSTON: I am pleased to notify you that
you were yesterday elected a vice president of the Texas State
Historical Association. I trust that we shall have the pleasure of
seeing you at many future meetings.
I hope that this is not an inopportune occasion to say that as I
grow older, learn more of the early history of Texas, and reflect
with greater appreciation of their difficulties upon the problems
of the period I am profoundly convinced of the essential greatness
and wisdom of your distinguished father. More mature judgment
taught me a good many years ago that some of the documents
which I incorporated in my article on the San Jacinto campaign
are entitled to little or no real historical consideration and should
not have been resurrected from the controversial dump heap. I
make this confession to my classes every year, and I offer it now,
in all sincerity, to you. As to the effect of the article on the fame
of your father, my sober judgment is that we may set it down
as exactly zero.
Very truly yours,
EUGENE C. BARKER.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101084/. Accessed December 18, 2013.