Southwestern Historical Quarterly
There are many members of the Association and other out-
standing Texans who remember Joseph E. Davies (1876-1958).
Principally Davies' interests in Texas came through his marriage
to Marjorie Post, daughter of C. W. Post of Post Toasties (and
other food products). Davies visited Texas on several occasions
in service to the Eaves and Hutchinson manuscript which became
Post City, Texas: C. W. Post's Colonization Activities in West
Texas, published by the Association in 1952.
Davies is popularly remembered for his book, Mission to Mos-
cow, which grew out of his ambassadorial and special services in
Russia. Davies' papers presently have been moved from "Tre-
garon," his home in Washington, D. C., to the Library of Con-
gress, where they will be available to competent research scholars.
Seth Eastman, officer in the United States Army and an artist
of enduring merit, was the subject of the July io meeting of the
Tarrant County Historical Society held at Amon Carter Museum
of Western Art in Fort Worth. Mitchell A. Wilder, Director of
the Carter Museum, spoke of Eastman as an artist as well as a
documentary historian. An exhibit loaned to the museum by the
Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute in San Antonio, where
Eastman's sketchbook is on deposit, was on display through Au-
The sketchbook, which includes over a hundred sketches which
Eastman made on a trip down the Mississippi and across Texas
in 1848 and 1849, has been published by the University of Texas
Press for the Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute. A review of
A Seth Eastman Sketchbook, z848-1849, appears in the book re-
view section of this number of the Quarterly.
The San Antonio Historical Association met in Alamo Hall on
May 18, 1962, to hear Carmen Perry speak on "The Archives of
the Alamo Library."
William A. Burns, director of the Witte Museum in San An-
tonio, is at present collecting Confederate relics for display pur-
poses, especially during the Civil War centennial period, and is
deeply appreciative of any and all contributions.
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 July 11, 2014.