The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898 Page: 229

The Af irs of the Association.


The mid-winter meeting of the Association was held at Turner
Hall in San Antonio, December 29. The attendance from without
the city was not as large as had been expected; but the Association
is yet young, and the habit of attending its meetings must have a
little time to grow. Much interest was aroused by the papers, and
considerable discussion was elicited by some of them. The pro-
gram originally provided for only a single session, but this did not
allow time to dispose of the papers, and it became necessary to hold
two sessions. Some disappointment was caused by the absence of
Judge Denman, who was to read a paper on Judge T. J. Devine.
Other demands upon the time of Judge Denman rendered it impos-
sible to get the paper ready, but it is expected to appear in the
April Quarterly.
The thanks of the Association are due the San Antonio mem-
bers, and especially Vice President Corner, for the excellent ar-
rangements for the meeting. A comfortable and convenient hall
was provided, and on the evening of the 29th a reception was given
to the visiting members. This was a most elegant and enjoyable
affair, and the occasion will not soon be forgotten by those who
were present.
On the whole, the results of the meeting were most encouraging.
It can hardly fail to stimulate historical research in the State and
raise the standard by which work in history will be measured. A
large number of new members were elected and the evidence of
vitality in the Association and of its great possibilities was most

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