Southwestern Historical Quarterly
mation about conditions in Texas between 1877 and 1887. We
learn, for example, that in 1881 A. & M. was overflowing with an
enrollment of two hundred students. The president's salary of
twenty-three hundred dollars with residence and other privileges
was less attractive than were the rewards of a banker who was
able to lend money in Wichita Falls in 1885 at 18 to 24 per cent
Dr. McKeithan has edited the letters, now in the Duke Uni-
versity Library, with care. He has corrected some erroneous
dating, has supplied the necessary biographical information and
connecting links, and has added further information about the
life and activities of James. The volume should be of interest
to students of Southern literature and of Texas history.
ARTHUR M. SAMPLEY
North Texas State Teachers College
The Reed Family in Central Texas is a useful pamphlet of
twenty-two pages, prepared as a "memorial on the marking of
the graves of Michael and Martha Burnett Reed, July 13, 1947."
Michael and Martha Reed came to Texas in 1834 and settled in
what is now Bell County in the Robertson Colony. They were
the parents of five sons and a daughter who grew to maturity
and left large families of sons and daughters, listed in this pam-
phlet. Three brief articles are prefixed to the genealogical notes
-"The Robertson Colony" by Malcolm D. McLean, "Coming
of Reeds to Texas" by Stella McKay Mewhinney, and "Home
Life of Michael and Martha Reed" by Lina Rogers Kemp. These
three authors composed the Research Committee which com-
piled the pamphlet.
EUGENE C. BARKER
University of Texas
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101119/. Accessed July 29, 2015.