The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 96
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96 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
he has 'done so much. The best part of his collection is in manu-
script, and consists of a diary kept by the testator from 1858 to
1865, together with an extensive -and carefully preserved corre-
spondence with most of the men who have been prominent in
Texas during the last sixty years. The Roberts Papers are a treas-
ure, and will doubtless be treated as such by the University authori-
The death, by an unfortunate accident, of Col. J. K. Holland, a
few weeks since, takes from the State one of its prominent historical
characters. He came to Texas during the early days of the Repub-
lic; was a member of the House of Representatives, and of the
Senate, subsequent to annexation and previous to the Civil War;
was on intimate terms with most of the well-known public men of
the Republic and the State; and has been, in various ways, identified
with the history of Texas through both periods. He took great in-
terest in the Association, and it has been placed under obligations
to him for many favors.
DAVID SHELBY.-The name given in Baker's Texas Scrap-Book,
in the list of the "Old Three Hundred," as David Shelly, should be
David Shelby. It is correctly printed in the list given by Lester -G.
Bugbee in THE QUARTERLY for October, 1897.
THE ALLEGED ABANDONMENT OF CHILDREN AT PLUM 'CREEK.-
In justice to our comrades who have passed away, we beg leave, as
three participants in the battle of Plum Creek, with the Indians,
on the 2lth day of August, 1840, to emphatically deny a report
which has been circulated and published, to the effect that after the
battle of Plum Creek, there were thirty-three children, whose
parents were murdered in the Indian raid down the Guadalupe, left
on the battle field and gathered up and taken to ,San Antonio by the
Sisters of Charity 'of that place and raised and 'educated by them.
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