The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Mier men, and of this list it says: "The following list we do not
claim to be free from errors; however, we do say that it is the
best list in Texas as to the personnel of the Mier Expedition,
and is the result of over three years of close study and diligent
research work which includes every record of any kind that was
worthy of consideration . ."
As interesting as the stories of their experiences told by Alexan-
der, Buster, Erath, and Reese are, the reader will find an intense
interest in the letters by Robert Holmes Dunham and James
Masterson Ogden, two of the seventeen men who drew black beans
on the occasion of the bean drawing at the hacienda Salado,
Mexico, on March 25, 1843. The Mexican officer in charge allowed
each of the seventeen men to write a letter during the hour before
their execution by a Mexican firing squad. The letters of Dunham
and Ogden are the only ones of the seventeen that have ever been
printed. The historical interest which the Texas Centennial
aroused among the people of Texas brought Ogden's letter to
light. It is not known what became of the other fifteen letters,
but it is hoped that they may some day be found.
R. L. BIESELE.
BOOK NOTES
Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide. 1937 Supplement to
the 1936 Edition. (Dallas: A. H. Belo Corporation, 1937.
Pp. 112.)
Before the reviewer lies the 1937 Supplement of the Texas
Almanac. Along with the many items of useful information found
therein, the Supplement features the Greater Texas and Pan-
American Exposition which opened its doors on June 12 to last
until October 31.
Built around the theme of the "good neighbor" policy, this
year's exposition is an all-America show. The Hall of Latin
Americas will house the exhibits of our Latin-American neighbors.
"The entire exposition park of 187 acres is being redecorated
carrying out a Latin America motif, using a classical-modern
blend for background. Designers have taken from the Inca, Maya,
Toltec, and Aztec periods to mix liberally with the contribution

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