H. BAILEY CARROLL
THE JAMES PERRY BRYAN map collection was publicly dis-
played for the first time in the Regents Room of the Main
Building at the University of Texas during the November
meeting of the Board of Regents. J. P. Bryan, a member of the
Board of Regents and a vice-president of the Texas State Historical
Association, exhibited approximately one-half of his 132 maps of
Texas for the years 1513-1882. Some of the most beautiful of the
maps on display were exact color reproductions made by an artist
from the originals in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville,
Spain. The collection was later moved to the exhibit room of the
Texas Collection in the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center
and remained on display through November.
In conjunction with the exhibit the University of Texas pub-
lished Texas in Maps, an excellent study of the history of Texas
as seen in twenty-three maps selected from the Bryan collection
and the map collections in the Archives of the University of
Texas library. The maps are reproduced in black and white with
accompanying text written by J. P. Bryan and Walter K. Hanak,
archival assistant in charge of the map collections in the Univer-
sity Archives. The pamphlet will be reprinted as an article in a
forthcoming "Texas" number of the Texas Quarterly.
Some years ago Levi Clifton Sparks, of St. Louis, Missouri, and
his sister Janibelle Sparks Daugherty began to do research on
their ancestor Robert Cunningham, who died in the Alamo. In
1957 they furnished Walter Lord with a copy of the results of
their efforts up to that time for his use in writing A Time To
Stand. Following the publication of Lord's book, Sparks for-
warded the biographical material to the Association and it has
been deposited in the Archives of the University of Texas library.
The Association has received a multigraphed copy of Doctor
William Dennis Kelley, 1825-1888: Texas Physician and Surgeon,
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 65, July 1961 - April, 1962. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101195/. Accessed July 6, 2015.