The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924

News Items

The historical collections of the Rosenberg Library are a veritable
treasure, undoubtedly the most important in the State except
those at Austin. With the co-operation of public spirited citizens
of Galveston they will increase. Even now no serious study of the
commercial history of the State could be attempted without the
use of these materials. The manuscripts and articles in the exhibi-
tion are interestingly and ably described by Mr. J. M. Winter-
botham in a typewritten pamphlet of more than a hundred pages,
but as yet the inadequate force of the library has been unable to
calendar or even list the general manuscript collections.
NEWS ITEMS
The Gonzales Inquirer published a 70th anniversary edition on
July 19, 1923, which contains forty-eight pages.
The El Paso Times issued a Golden Jubilee Number on May
16, 1923, which was devoted to a review of fifty years of progress.
"Ft. Concho and Early Days in Tom Green" is the title of an
article by Curtis Vinson published in the Dallas News of June
10, 1923.
Mr. Clarence Wharton published a series of articles on the life
and times of Santa Anna in the Sunday edition of the Houston
Post of July and August, 1923.
Major Ingham S. Roberts and others have plans under way for
the organization of the Houston Historical Society. Its collec-
tions will be cared for by the municipal library.
The first number of Frontier Times was recently issued by J.
M. Hunter of Bandera, Texas. It is "devoted to frontier history,
border tragedy, and pioneer achievement," and costs $1.50 a year.
Bishop James Step-toe Johnson: A biographical sketch by
Everett H. Jones is the title of a pamphlet published in com-
memoration of the 80th birthday of the retired bishop of the
Diocese of West Texas, June 9, 1923.
In the Dallas News of September 30, 1923, Mr. J. E. Fee pub-
lished a short description of four files of early Texas newspapers

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101086/. Accessed July 24, 2014.