J. C. Dykes, "Dime Novel Texas; or, The Sub-Literature of
the Lone Star State," is Assistant Chief, Soil Conservation Serv-
ice, with the United States Department of Agriculture in Wash-
ington, D. C. He makes his home now in College Park, Mary-
land, but has ample justification for his claim of still being a
Texan; he was born and received his public school education in
Dallas after which he went to Texas A. & M., where he took
the B.S. degree in agriculture. His continuing interest in Texas
is well demonstrated by his contribution here. Dykes's particu-
lar field of interest is Rangers-Texas Rangers especially, but
also the other organizations known by that name. It is said
that he has the largest collection of Rangerana in existence.
Seb. S. Wilcox, "The Spanish Archives of Laredo," is official
court reporter for the 49th Judicial District of Texas. He has
been a resident of Laredo for many years and will be remem-
bered by regular Quarterly readers as the writer of "Laredo
During the Texas Republic" (XLII, 83-107) and "The Laredo
City Election and Riot of 1886" (XLV, 1-23) as well as various
other articles in Frontier Times and Naylor's Epic-Century.
Paul Adams, "Amelia Barr in Texas, 1856-1868," began his
studies in Texas history and literature through an interest in
O. Henry. A past president of the San Antonio Historical As-
sociation, he has been a newspaper reporter, a free-lance mag-
azine writer, a radio book reviewer, and a real estate broker
and appraiser. He is an eager collector of Texana. He has
recently become the president of the San Antonio Board of
Joseph Weldon Hale, "Masonry in the Early Days of Texas,"
graduated from Baylor University in 1915 and shortly there-
after began the general practice of law in Waco, Texas, where
he still makes his home. Since 1940 he has been Associate
Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals.
Walter McCausland, "Some Early Texas Newspapers," is su-
pervisor of Public Relations for the International Railway Com-
pany of Buffalo, New York. Born and educated in Philadelphia,
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146056/. Accessed August 3, 2015.