The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952

HARRY RANSOM, "Sherman Goodwin-Texas Physician, 1814-
1884," is a professor of English and assistant dean of the Grad-
uate School of the University of Texas, where he has been a
member of the faculty since 1935. Dean Ransom prepared for
teaching at Sewanee, Harvard, and Yale Universities. He has pub-
lished two volumes of technical material on copyright history for
the International Copyright League and has edited, along with
J. Frank Dobie and Mody Boatright, several volumes of Texas
folklore. During World War II he served as director of the edi-
torial office of Air Force, the official publication of the Army Air
PAT IRELAND NIXON, "Judge Alfred W. Arrington, Judge Wil-
liam H. Rhodes, and The Case of Summerfield," has long been
active in Association affairs. A former president, he is a fellow
and is currently a member of the executive council. An emi-
nent authority on early medical practices in Texas, Dr. Nixon
is the author of two books: A Century of Medicine in San
Antonio and The Medical Story of Early Texas. A graduate of
the University of Texas, he received his medical degree from
Johns Hopkins University, where he was elected to Phi Beta
KENNETH WIGGINS PORTER, "The Seminole Negro-Indian
Scouts, 1870-1871," has contributed historical articles to a num-
ber of journals including the Quarterly, the American Historical
Review, the Journal of Economic and Business History, and the
Papers of the American Bibliographical Society. He is the author
of John Jacob Astor: Business Man; The Jacksons and the Lees:
Two Generals of Massachusetts Merchants; and several volumes
of poetry. At present on the history faculty of the University of
Oregon, Dr. Porter was formerly special director of research at
the Business History Foundation in Houston.
FRANK E. VANDIVER, "Letters from the Confederate Medical
Service in Texas, 1863-1865," is well known among historians of
the Confederacy. His first article on Confederate history was pub-

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