Eugene Campbell Barker needs no introduction to readers of
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Past editor of the
Quarterly, editor of the Austin Papers, author of The Life
of Stephen F. Austin, and teacher of young historians in
The University of Texas since the turn of the century,
Barker is one historian who has himself made history. A
significant part of the program of the spring meeting of
the Texas State Historical Association will be the occasion
of the presentation by the Association of Robert Joy's por-
trait of Dr. Barker to The University of Texas.
Colonel Wilson T. Davidson, whose uncle, Fayette, is the central
figure of "A Comanche Prisoner in 1841" in this issue, is
one of the early members of the Association. Born in
Bell County, Davidson graduated from The University of
Texas in 1891 and from the medical branch at Galveston in
1896. He is a veteran of the Spanish-American War, the
Philippine Insurrection, and the World War. He was deco-
rated for gallantry in action in the Philippines.
H. Bailey Carroll, whose well-received "Texas County Histories"
is concluded in this issue, is editor of The Junior Historian
and past Assistant Director of the Texas State Historical
Association and now Professor of History at North Texas
Agricultural College. Those who know Bailey allege that
the jaunty tilt of his perpetual cigar has been disturbed
only twice in his entire career-once when he, in his authori-
tative study of the Santa F6 Expedition, discovered the spot
where the wagon trains were burned, and once when Dudley
Dobie beat him to the purchase of a prize bit of Texana.
Julia Kathryn Garrett, Chairman of the Social Studies Depart-
ment of Paschal High School in Fort Worth, received her
doctorate from The University of California. She is author
of the popular Green Flag Over Texas, editor of the letters
of the Indian agent, Dr. John Sibley, and contributor of
many articles to the Quarterly and other publications. Be-
cause of her interest in the Junior Historian movement,
much excellent work of her students has appeared in the
pages of The Junior Historian magazine.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146053/. Accessed April 30, 2016.