J. FRANK DOBIE, "James Bowie, Big Dealer," is well known for
his work in Texas history and Texas folklore. He has written
widely on Texas subjects and has edited a number of publications
for the Texas Folklore Society. In 1953 the Steck Company in
Austin published as a Christmas gift Dobie's Stories of Christmas
and the Bowie Knife. The work was not offered for public sale,
and the current Quarterly article is the most recent available
study on Bowie.
OLIVE TODD WALKER, "Major Whitfield Chalk, Hero of the
Republic of Texas," has done considerable work in the period of
the Republic. A resident of San Antonio, she was a contributor
to the Handbook of Texas.
EARL W. FORNELL, "The Abduction of Free Negroes and Slaves
in Texas," is a member of the history department at The Rice
Institute. His article is a part of his study of the Texas Gulf Coast
cotton expansion and the slave trade in the 185o's.
BOYD C. SHAFER, "The Historian in America," is the executive
secretary of the American Historical Association and editor of the
American Historical Review.
VIRGINIA H. TAYLOR, "Calendar of the Letters of Antonio
Martinez," is the archivist of the Texas State Archives.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101163/. Accessed March 16, 2014.