E. W. Cole, "La Salle in Texas," resided in Alto, Texas,
before his death on December 9, 1945. (See note in the Texas
Collection, page 657.) Cole began his researches on La Salle
about fifteen years ago. The present article is an abridgment
from a longer manuscript, which has been placed in the Archives
of the University of Texas, titled, "La Salle's Explorations in
North America." In this article Cole challenges long accepted
versions of La Salle's settlement and route in Texas. Cole was
a conscientious student and, after reading his manuscript, I
remarked to him that he was definitely entitled to his day in
court. His death, making posthumous publication necessary,
is much regretted.
George P. Isbell, "Cunninghame Graham," as Secretary of the
Southern Steel Company at San Antonio, devotes his time pri-
marily to business. His hobby of collecting first editions, how-
ever, has led him into the field of Texas history, especially that
part of it dealing with the Texas cattle industry. He takes a
leading part in the Association's annual book auction. He was
elected vice-president of the San Antonio Historical Associa-
tion at their meeting held January 18, 1946.
Janet Roy, "The Life and Times of Minera, Texas," is the
winner of the Louis Wiltz Kemp 1945 Essay Contest for College
Students, the contest established by Hon. Harry Pennington of
San Antonio. Miss Roy is a senior student in the University
of Texas where she is also secretary of the University Veterans
Advisory Service. Miss Roy is principally interested in border
history-she is the daughter of the "Willie" Roy of whom she
writes. She is particularly pleased with having sold a small
amount of verse to the Saturday Evening Post.
S. G. Reed, "Land Grants and Other Aids to Texas Railroads,"
was connected with the Southern Pacific Railroad for forty-nine
years. His interest in the history of railroads is derived, there-
fore, not only from research, but from actual experience
throughout a long period of time. He now resides at 3702 Mt.
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 October 21, 2014.