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

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

years 1800 to 1835 and include such memorable events in Texas
history as the attempted flight of the Mexican revolutionary leaders,
Hidalgo and Allende (spelled Ayendes in the Memoirs), to San
Antonio; the Gutierrez-Magee expedition; the capture of San
Antonio by the Anglo-Americans in 1835; the battle of the Alamo;
the retreat of General Sam Houston; and the battle of San Jacinto.
The reviewer believes that such praiseworthy efforts as this pub-
lication on the part of historically-minded local groups as the
Yanaguana Society in preserving local historical works should be
most heartily congratulated and encouraged.
FRITZ L. HOFFMANN.
University of Colorado.
Centennial Story of Texas Baptists. By L. R. Elliott, editor.
(Dallas: Executive Board Baptist General Convention of
Texas, 1936. Pp. 431. $1.50.)
In 1936 Texas observed the Centennial of Independence. Texas
Baptists form so large a body and have had so much to do in the
story of Texas that the Executive Board of the Baptist General
Convention of Texas decided to participate in the State Centennial
celebration by recounting the story of Texas Baptists. A com-
mittee of nine was appointed to take the project in hand and super-
intend its production and publication. The committee named Dr.
L. R. Elliott, librarian of Southwestern Baptist Theological Semi-
nary, Fort Worth, Texas, as editor.
This volume is not a history in the usual acceptance of that
term, but a popular story reviewing the century of achievement.
There are nine chapters dealing with different phases of denomi-
national life and achievement, each written by a different author.
The introduction was written by the editor. These ten writers
represent the state geographically and represent Baptist leadership
from different points of view. There are five preachers, four lay-
men, and one woman. Three of the five preachers are pastors,
one an editor and one a school man. Three of the laymen teach in
three of the Baptist colleges of the state; one teaches in The
University of Texas.
The topics and writers are as follows: Introduction-The Heart
of Texas Baptist Life, L. R. Elliott; Missions and Missionaries,

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