HENRY W. BARTON, "The Problem of Command in the Army
of the Republic of Texas," is a member of the English depart-
ment of Midwestern University at Wichita Falls. He received
his B.A. degree from the University of Texas in 1934 and his
M.A. degree from Southern Methodist University in 1935. Pres-
ently commanding the 645th Armored Field Artillery Battalion,
49th Armored Division, Texas National Guard, Colonel Barton
writes with the authority of many years of study on the problems
of military affairs.
ANDREW FOREST MUIR, "The Intellectual Climate of Houston
during the Period of the Republic," received his Ph.D. degree
from the University of Texas and is at the present time a lecturer
in history at Rice Institute and an assistant on the staff of the
Journal of Southern History. Dr. Muir has written extensively
on the Republic of Texas. Most recently he edited and published
Texas in 1837-
RALPH A. WOOSTER, "An Analysis of the Texas Secession Con-
vention," is an assistant professor of history at Lamar State
College in Beaumont. He completed work for the Ph.D. degree
at the University of Texas in 1954. The article that appears in
the current issue of the Quarterly is one of several that Dr.
Wooster has published on the various secession conventions.
JOSEPH F. HALL, "Horace M. Hall's Letters from Gillespie
County, Texas, 1871-1873," is a member of the English faculty
of Pasadena City College. He took the Ph.D. degree at Columbia
University in 1941 and has done extensive research and publica-
tion on American folklore and linguistics.
MONROE BILLINGTON, "Red River Boundary Controversy," is
an assistant professor of history at the University of South Dakota.
Earlier writing by Dr. Billington has appeared in the Chronicles
of Oklahoma, Journal of Southern History, Mid-America, and
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 March 29, 2015.