BOOK NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Association has received from the Indiana Historical
Bureau three volumes of the John Tipton Papers, 1809 to 1839.
John Tipton took a leading part in the development of Indiana
Territory. He began his activity as a local official in a south-
ern county and was connected with economic and political af-
fairs for three decades, and served twice as United States
senator. His papers record the history of the organization and
growth of the large area stretching from the Great Lakes to
the Ohio River.
The Papers were compiled by Glen A. Blackburn and edited
by Nellie Armstrong Robertson and Dorothy Riker.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has published the
first of two volumes entitled Missouri, Day by Day. This vol-
ume covers the period from January first through June thir-
The book is an outgrowth of an earlier series of press re-
leases known as "This Week in Missouri History." The series
was very popular, and the Historical Society thus came to con-
sider the incorporation of the articles into book form.
The book, therefore, consists of brief, concise resumes of
important occurrences on particular dates and of biographical
sketches of outstanding men connected with Missouri history
who were born on the date. There were only six dates out of
the first half year upon which it was impossible to peg some
Mr. Floyd C. Shoemaker, the editor, expresses the hope that
the volumes "will prove a handy and accurate guide on notable
Missourians and outstanding happenings in the State on any
and all month dates."
The Library of Congress has sent to the Association a study
of the text of the Declaration of Independence which is of un-
usual interest and value.
The story of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence
is told by Julian P. Boyd, Historian of the Thomas Jefferson
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146054/. Accessed October 24, 2014.