The University of California is engaged in negotiating an ex-
change of professors for 1919-1920 with the University of Madrid.
In case it is arranged, Professor Bolton will exchange for Pro-
fessor Rafael Altamira. A committee of the University of Cali-
fornia, of which Professor Chapman is chairman, is negotiating
a similar exchange with the Chilean government.
Professor Charles E. Chapman of the University of California
and Professor R. G. Cleland of Occidental College, Los Angeles,
are writing a general history of California, which they expect to
have ready for the press in 1920.
'The Association has received ac a gift, from the Society three
volumes of Historical Collections of the Joseph Habersham Chap-
ter, Daughters of the American Revolution (Atlanta, Georgia).
They contain hitherto unpublished lists of Revolutionary sol-
diers, lists of emigrants, marriage bonds and records, death
notices, family sketches, and general genealogical material.
Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorials.-The Dallas News of Febru-
ary 14, 1919, printed an outline of the plans for the erection of
a million dollar memorial auditorium by Dallas city and county.
In the News of February 23, tentative plans for a memorial hall
at Southern Methodist University were set forth. Plans for the
Caldwell County Soldier Boys' Memorial Hall, to be built at Lock-
hart, are contained in the San Antonio Express of March 2.
The Texas Legislature has enacted a law making it the duty of
the commissioners courts to provide suitable record books, and
requiring county clerks to record therein the "official discharge
of each soldier, sailor or other person resident in the county who
served at home or abroad in the army or navy forces of the United
States" in the recent war.
The means of communication between Texas points on the Gulf
coast with points in the United States have at all times played
an important part in the history of Texas. Almost nothing has
been written concerning the developments of traffic through Texas
ports. Mr. Ben C. Stuart contributed two articles upon this sub-
ject to the Galveston News. One published January 12, 1919,
deals with several of the steamboat lines active between 1834 and
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117156/. Accessed November 27, 2014.