The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

principles they promulgate and to the courage of the men who
were the early builders of their organization.
Texas State Archives JAMES M. DAY
Of Money And Men. By Hobart Key Jr., and Max S. Lale.
Marshall (The Port Caddo Press), 1965. Pp. 43. Limited
edition, illustrated.
Of Money and Men is an attractive book for the antiquarian
or one particularly interested in the economic development of
East Texas. For the antiquarian the display of many checks from
1877 to the present is of great moment. And yet even here the
amazing thing to be noted is the similarity of these checks. They
varied a little, but substantially they amounted to the same
thing.
The general character of the draft has varied little since the
Middle Ages. The method for the transfer of credits was an early
problem for the traders in the Mediterranian countries and con-
tinued to develop slowly. The draft was associated originally with
the transfer of goods. The check grew out of that.
When we look back on it, the question of money has from the
first troubled civilizations. It has been hard to manage. What is
money but the amalgamation of pennies? What is a dollar? Ask
your neighbor, "What is it?" and before he can reply it will be
something else.
The latter part of the book is a good history of the city of
Marshall and the First National Bank. The men responsible for
the growth of the city and the bankers of the place are well
characterized.
The authors have done a good job, considering the confused
materials they had to deal with.
Craddockville, Virginia WALTER F. MCCALEB
The First Fifty Years of the Southern Pine Association. By John
M. Collier. New Orleans (The American Printing Co.,
Ltd.), 1965. Pp. 173. Illustrations.
The Southern Pine Association is the trade association rep-

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