to the San Saba River, 1864, Albany, Texas, 1892, pp. not num-
bered, 19, printed as manuscript.
J. EVENTS HALEY.
Whispering Dust, by Virginia Lee McConnell, is the title of a
booklet published by McCurdy-Young Company, Houston, Texas.
It contains six poems on themes and characters of Texas history.
The Great Plains History Collection, established at the Uni-
versity of Texas through the suggestion of Dr. W. P. Webb, may
be hoped eventually to mean for the Great Plains region what
the Littlefield Collection means to Southern History, the Garcia
Library to Spanish American history, and the University Archives
to Texas history. Though, in time, the Collection should bear
upon many phases of Western life-transportation, mining, dry
farming, irrigation, and so forth-its nucleus is a great amount
of manuscript materials dealing with range operations in the
Among these materials from the upper part of the State should
be mentioned the Gunter, Munson, and Summerfield papers, a
collection of 40,212 documents relating to early surveys, land
sales, and range activities; the Frank S. Hastings collection of
23,631 SMS Ranch documents; the C. U. Connellee collection
of 13,312 manuscripts; the books and papers of J. M. Daugherty
of the "Figure 2" Ranch, approximately 2,000 pieces; the D. H.
and J. W. Snyder range books; the George H. McEntire U
Ranch papers; and a number of others. From the lower portions
of the State are the Ed C. Lasater documents; the Abel H.
("Shanghai") Pierce. the Woodhull, McFaddin, Duncan, Tait, and
Bolton records; the Joseph Henry Polley transcripts; and the
very significant Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company records and
correspondence, given by descendants of Governor Henry Smith
and Colonel George W. Fulton, 5,832 documents relating to
pioneer meat packing, development of transportation, and range
These collections generally fall within the period 1850 to
1900, though the Polley papers antedate this period and the
Texas State Historical Association & Barker, Eugene C. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101094/. Accessed December 7, 2013.