LLERENA B. FRIEND, "The Texan of 186o," is the librarian of
the University of Texas Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center.
Miss Friend received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the
University of Texas, has served as a Junior Historian spon-
sor in Wichita Falls, and was an editorial assistant on the As-
sociation's Handbook of Texas. Her book on Sam Houston: The
Great Designer (1954) won the Summerfield G. Roberts award.
DAVID M. VIGNESS, "A Texas Expedition into Mexico, 1840,"
is on the history department staff at Texas Tech. He received his
Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas, and for a time taught
at Schreiner Institute at Kerrville. A staff writer for the Hand-
book of Texas while he attended the University, Dr. Vigness holds
memberships in Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Delta Pi, and Pi Sigma
HARRY A. GAILEY, JR., "Sam Houston and the Texas War
Fever, March-August, 1842," is an associate professor of history
at Northwest Missouri State College, Maryville, Missouri. He
took the A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Cali-
fornia at Los Angeles. A specialist in British empire history, Dr.
Galley has written articles for the Passing Scene and Northwest
Missouri State College Studies.
BILLIE PERSONS, "Secular Life in the San Antonio Missions,"
is a history teacher in the public schools of San Antonio. Former-
ly Miss Persons was curator of history at the Witte Museum.
CARL T. WIDEN, "Johannes Swenson's A Journey to Texas in
1867," is an Austin resident. His parents were natives of Sweden,
and he has had a particular interest in Texas history with refer-
ence to the influence of foreign immigration. Mr. Wid6n has
served as president of the Texas Swedish Pioneers Association of
Round Rock, and in 1946 he received the decoration of the
Order of Vasa, First Class, from King Gustav V of Sweden.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101173/. Accessed November 21, 2014.