The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898 Page: 233
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TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.
Vol. I. APRIL, 1898. No. 4.
The Publication Committee disclaims responsibility for views expressed by contributors
to the Quarterly.
A HISTORY OF THE ESTABLISMMENT OF THE UNIVER-
SITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.
[In this history I have sought to show that, from 1839 to 1883, a great
many citizens of Texas have, according to the opportunities afforded
them, and acting in the public positions in the government of Texas
which were occupied by them, or otherwise, participated in the estab-
lishment of the University. I have referred to their acts, as exhibited
in the histories of the State, and in the public records, so far as found
practicable and pertinent, for my information, which has been supple-
mented by facts within my own recollection, or reliably communicated
to me by others. These facts I have written in the same manner as if I
was narrating them in person to the reader. In doing this I have tried
to give every one of the participants full credit for his acts, so far as my
information would enable me to state. -O. M. ROBERTS.]
The main branch of the University of Texas stands upon a beau-
tiful eminence in the city of Austin, the capital of the State.
It will remain a lasting monument to the wisdom of the people
of the State. The merit of its establishment, with its endowment,
is not due to any one man, nor even to any one hundred men. It
is due to a great number of citizens, who, during a period of more
than forty years, contributed their efforts for it-each one of them
at the time acting according to the opportunity afforded him, and
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