AUGUST WATKINS HARRIS, "Cass Gilbert's Old Library Build-
ing: The Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center, 191o-1960,"
has combined the talents of a master architect with those of his-
torian to produce several outstanding contributions to the pres-
ervation of the Texas heritage. His Minor and Major Mansions in
Early Austin (1956) is a classic in its field, and his recently pub-
lished map, "Historic Austin: Seat of Government of Texas," has
already become a collector's item. For several years the noted
Austin architect-historian has been particularly active as a con-
sultant on the restoration of several historic landmarks in the
NETTIE LEE BENSON, "Texas Failure to Send a Deputy to the
Spanish Cortes, 1810-1812," is the librarian of the Latin American
Collection of the University of Texas Library. She received the
Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas in 1949 and has written
widely on the history of Mexico and Texas in the nineteenth
century. She has published numerous scholarly articles in the
Hispanic American Historical Review, Historia Mexicana, the
University of Texas Library Chronicle, and the Southwestern
Historical Quarterly, and her La Diputacion Provincial y el Fed-
eralismo Mexicano was published in 1954. Presently she is on
leave from the University to initiate a program of obtaining books
from Latin America on a continuing basis for university libraries
in the United States.
C. C. JEFFRIES, "Life at Winkler," a long-time member of the
Association, has devoted many years to diligent research in the
local history of Texas. He is widely known as the perfect embodi-
ment of "Old Man Texas." He has published numerous articles
and short stories in various periodicals over the years, and a com-
panion piece to his present article appeared in the Navarro
County Scroll in 1959.
ANDREW FOREST MUIR, "Railroads Come to Houston, 1857-
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101190/. Accessed November 27, 2015.