HORTENSE WARNER WARD, "The First State Fair of Texas,"
is an active writer on Texas. She is the author of Padre Island and
Cattle Brand and Cowhides and several Texas folklore and poetry
anthologies. She is especially interested in Nueces County, Colonel
Henry L. Kinney, and Padre Nicolas Balli. The author of many
free-lance feature articles on historical subjects, Mrs. Ward is also
an enthusiast of the fine arts. She is the founding president of the
Corpus Christi Fine Arts Colony, and her hobbies are voice and
painting. She has been society editor of a Pennsylvania newspaper
and is now the owner and manager of the Physicians' and
Surgeons' Exchange in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Louis LENZ, "'Texas Money," is a consulting engineer who has
long been interested in the history of Texas. His special interests
are books, pamphlets, bonds, currency, old letters, circulars, and
any other documents on early and late Texas history. Lenz is an
enthusiastic collector of Texas Indian relics, pistols, and guns, in
addition to early Texas currency. He is a past president of the
Yanaguana Society and the Texas Philatelic Association and a
member of several historical societies in Texas. Lenz now lives in
ELIZABETH ANN HARPER, "The Taovayas Indians in Frontier
Trade and Diplomacy, 1769-1779," is at present on the staff of the
Department of History at the University of Oklahoma and is
completing the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in
history. Miss Harper took her Bachelor of Arts degree in history
at Oklahoma College for Women in 1950 and a year later received
a Master of Arts degree in history at the University of Oklahoma.
Her article is part of her master's thesis, The Taovayas Indians
in the Trade and Diplomacy of the Northern Frontier of New
LAWRENCE S. THOMPSON, "Travel Books on Texas Published
in Foreign Countries, 1900-1950," is director of libraries at the
University of Kentucky and is a member of literary and bibli-
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101152/. Accessed April 26, 2015.