ELLEN BARTLETT BALLOU, "Scudder's Journey to Texas, 1859,"
is a member of the Department of English in Brown University.
A graduate of Wellesley College and Northwestern University,
Mrs. Ballou joins the long and respected list of Northerners whose
scholarly investigations have led to important contributions to
Texas history. While examining the papers of Horace E. Scudder
preparatory to writing an extended study of the New England
editor's critical writing, Mrs. Ballou discovered the diary that is
the basis of her article in the present issue. Association members
will recognize the document and Mrs. Ballou's treatment of it as
important additions to knowledge of Texas on the eve of the Civil
TED DEALEY, " 'The Dallas Spirit': The Last Fool Flight," is
the president of the Dallas News and has long been an active
member of the Association. His article on Captain William P.
Erwin and the Dole Fight is an important contribution to knowl-
edge of the pioneer days of aviation. For relating this particular
episode, perhaps no living man is better equipped to speak than
Mr. Dealey. At the time of the Dole Fight he was a veteran of
more than a decade of reporting for the Dallas News, and his
appointment as a special correspondent for the event was most in
order. As a consequence, in his article, he speaks in the dual role
of historian and participant.
WAYNE GARD, "The Mooar Brothers, Buffalo Hunters," long a
member and fellow of the Association, is well-known as an edi-
torial writer on the Dallas News. One of the state's most produc-
tive writers, Mr. Gard is the author of The Chisholm Trail and
numerous other historical works on Texas and the West. His sixth
book, The Great Buffalo Hunt, is scheduled for fall publication.
MERTON L. DILLON, "Benjamin Lundy in Texas," is a member
of the Department of History in Texas Technological College. A
graduate of the University of Michigan, he is a member of several
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101186/. Accessed July 31, 2014.