her important sponsorship of the projected Guide to the Archives
of the University of Texas.
The West Texas Historical Association held its thirty-ninth
annual meeting in Abilene on May 5, 1962. Robert C. Cotner
presided at the morning session which included papers on "Some
Early-day Callahan County History," by B. C. Chrisman, "The
Irion-Houston-Anna Raguet Triangle," by Susan Miles, "Colonel
B. H. Grierson's Administration of the District of the Pecos," by
Frank Temple, and "Early Days of the Episcopal Church in West
Texas" by Laurence Brown. W. Earl Brown, president, presided
over the luncheon meeting at which John Ben Shepperd was the
speaker. The afternoon session, presided over by Sam B. Ken-
nedy, included papers on "Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie's 1872
Scouting Expedition," by Ernest Wallace, "New Conclusions on
the Route of Mendoza, 1683-1684," by J. W. Williams, "Some
Observations on the Frontier Defense Policy of the Federal Gov-
ernment in Texas, 1848-1860," by Ralph H. Smith, and "The
Work of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee," by Mrs.
L. E. Dudley.
The Sons of the Republic of Texas give the Summerfield G.
Roberts Award each year to the best book on Texas history for
the period of the republic. At their annual meeting, held in
Houston on April 15, 1962, the award went to A Time To Stand
by Walter Lord. In addition, John Nance Garner and Frank M.
Gossett were named Knights of San Jacinto, and Edward Clark,
H. Bailey Carroll, and J. Evetts Haley, Sr., were named honorary
Knights of San Jacinto. Officers elected for the coming year were
Frank Tritico, president, Harvin C. Moore and F. Russell Ken-
dall, vice presidents, and James K. Knapp, historian.
A generous contribution has recently been made to the Asso-
ciation by Mrs. C. Elizabeth Bates Nisbet of Houston, and by
Mrs. Kate Harding Bates Parker of San Augustine, both of whom
were already patrons. Thus, through their efforts, the names of
Mrs. E. Alston Border B. Arnall, Emma Broocks Arnall, and
William Ernest Bates have been added to the list of patrons. The
family is a historic one in Texas, having been represented in the
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101196/. Accessed November 23, 2014.