The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

shown, however, that good historical ore still awaits the re-
searcher in Austin's gulches.
FULMER MOOD
The University of Texas
West to Ohio. By Alta Harvey Heiser. Yellow Springs, Ohio (The
Antioch Press), 1954. Pp. ix+219.
Local histories are published every year with varying degrees
of success; this is the third volume by an author who has made
the Miami valley her sphere. It makes pleasant reading even
though its value for the professional historian is limited. It deals
chiefly with the Symmes, Findlay, Smith, and Harrison families,
people whose names made Miami valley history for many years.
Family letters and local newspapers have provided much of the
information.
Chapter XII of this small volume provides some interest to the
devotee of the Southwest since it reconstructs briefly the career
in the Texas Revolution. of Dr. Benjamin Harrison, the son of
President William Henry Harrison. The exploits of Dr. Harrison
have also been told in Dr. Pat I. Nixon, The Medical Story of
Early Texas, 1528-1853, and the autobiography of Dr. Harrison's
wife, Ann Raney, has been edited by Dr. Samuel E. Asbury of
College Station.
DAVID B. TRIMBLE
Alabama Polytechnic Institute

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101162/. Accessed October 25, 2014.