The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898 Page: 230
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230 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
The press of the State also deserves the gratitude of the
Association. The leading dailies, especially, by announcements of
the meetings and programs, by reviews of the Quarterly, and by
editorial notices, have done much to encourage the organization
and promote its success, and their public spirited policy in dealing
with it is gratefully noted.
On the 2nd day of March next comes the first anniversary of the
birth of the Association. The beginnings have been most auspi-
cious, and the outlook is bright. It must not be forgotten, how-
ever, that success in this movement can come only as the result of
united effort on the part of those interested in it. Everything
done in the way of increasing the effective membership, of calling
attention to and describing collections of historical material, or of
gathering and sending to the recording secretary and librarian bits
of history worth preserving but liable to be lost, counts for so
much. The assistance of the members in carrying out the purposes
of the Association is urgently requested.
There are now but few of the Texas veterans left alive; and, as
the memorial page of the Quarterly reminds us, the number is
rapidly growing less. Every one of them should be induced, if
possible, to put his reminiscences in writing. The time is not
far distant when every light so cast upon the beginnings and early
history of the Republic will be precious; and the children of the
men who have helped to make Texas will, when it is too late, be-
come conscious of deplorable neglect in doing so little to preserve
information existing perhaps only in the memory of their fathers.
It is, however, not only those enrolled as members of the Vet-
eran's Association that are carrying valuable knowledge to their
graves to be buried even as themselves. Into the past half century
of our history has been crowded a series of events pregnant with
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