J. W. WILLIAMS, "The Butterfield Overland Mail Road across
Texas," has covered many thousands of miles in the Southwest
to acquire facts on frontier and trail history. He has served two
terms as president of the West Texas Historical Association and
is the author of The Big Ranch Country (1954). His exhaustive
study of Texas land survey records has contributed authenticity
to his writings. During the summer of 1957 Williams has been
teaching a senior history course at Midwestern University at
Wichita Falls on Texas trails and roads.
FRANK BISHOP LAMMONS, "Operation Camel: An Experiment
in Animal Transportation in Texas, 1857-1860," is a retired army
officer living in Boerne, Texas. During his military career Colonel
Lammons taught courses on military science and tactics, and fol-
lowing the Second World War he took both the B.A. and M.A.
degrees in history. Colonel Lammons has been an active member
of the San Antonio Historical Association.
RUPERT N. RICHARDSON, "Edward M. House and the Gover-
nors," is professor of history at Hardin-Simmons University at
Abilene. He has been associated with public schools and educa-
tional institutions for a number of years and has held ranks from
classroom teacher to professor and college president. Dr. Richard-
son is widely-known for his numerous articles and books on Texas
and Southwestern history. His Texas: The Lone Star State is
widely used as a college textbook.
LESTER N. FITZHUGH, "Saluria, Fort Esperanza, and Military
Operations on the Texas Coast, 1861-1864," is an administrative
assistant with the 49th Armored Division, Texas National Guard.
At present Major Fitzhugh is compiling a bibliography on ma-
terials relating to Texas during the period of the Confederacy;
a Department of the Army assignment currently in progress is
the assembling of a history of all Texas units participating in the
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101164/. Accessed August 20, 2014.