Affairs of the Association
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION
The State Historical Association met on April 21st and 22nd
in Austin, Texas. It has long been the custom to hold the an-
nual meeting on San Jacinto Day. This year the program was
extended over two days, and each session was well attended.
The meeting began Friday, the twenty-first, with the luncheon
of the Executive Council at noon. The afternoon program was
devoted to the Texas Frontier, 1850-1880. The following papers
were read: The State Police and the E. J. Davis Rgime by
Curtis Nunn; The El Paso Salt War by Captain Charles F.
Ward; The Camel Experiment by Chris Emmett. Mrs. Richard
Jenkins of Joplin, Missouri, close the program with the read-
ing of some extracts from letters of Ira Ingram, written in Texas
during 1830-1834. After the reading she presented the letters
to the Association.
Friday evening Dr. Kenneth H. Aynesworth of Waco, Texas,
spoke at the annual dinner, giving some of the experiences and
viewpoints of a collector of Texana. Several years ago, Dr.
Aynesworth presented his collection to Baylor University, at
Saturday morning the Association met in the University Y.
M. C. A. Auditorium. Mr. Ralph Steen gave a paper on The
Rise of Texas Industry, Mrs. Frances Dickson Abernathy followed
with Lore of Johnson County Colonists. Cabeza de Vaca, The
Man and His Journey, by Dr. Robert T. Hill concluded the morn-
Saturday afternoon's program consisted of: The Free Negro
in the Republic of Texas by Harold Robert Schoen; Calhoun and
Texas by Mrs. William Mary Bryant; Anson Jones, The Wander-
ing Physician by Herbert Gambrell; The Preservation of the
Landmarks in Texas by Samuel Edward Gideon.
A business meeting followed this program. Officers were elected
as follows: President, W. E. Wrather; Vice-Presidents, J. L.
Clark, Harbert Davenport, Rev. Paul J. Foik, Herbert Gambrell;
Recording Secretary and Librarian, Eugene C. Barker; Treas-
urer, Charles W. Ramsdell; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Coral
H. Tullis. Mrs. Ethel Rather Villavaso was elected from 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 July 10, 2014.