The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954

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T EXAS Collection for this issue has been made up in the
main of selected comments concerning The Handbook of
The impressive two volume set of The Handbook of Texas is on
my desk, a Christmas gift from my staff. I do not know of a more
appropriate gift for the Governor of Texas, or one that I would
have appreciated more.
The vast store of information contained in these two volumes
is almost staggering. Certainly these handbooks are "must" items
for anyone who is interested in Texas history and Texas life,
whether professionally or as a citizen.
I want to congratulate you, Dr. Webb and all the others who
devoted so many hours to the gathering and refining of this in-
formation. Truly, you have made a monumental contribution
to our store of knowledge about Texas.
Governor of Texas
I have just received the two-volume edition of The Handbook
of Texas. This is an excellent publication for which you and your
associates are to be highly commended. It will find a real need.
Member of Congress
In wishing you and your colaborers a surcease of grinding work
in 1953, with a glorious harvest of reward in accomplishment,
and full appreciation by the public, please be assured of my de-
light beyond measure in our Handbook. ...
It charms me in all ways-paper, print, general format-and
I return the salute of 01' Man Texas to our State.
Alpine, Texas
It's not every city, state or nation that deserves its "book"-

Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed October 4, 2015.