The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 72
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72 Tealas Historical Association Quarterly.
shall become operative after being recommended by the Executive
Council and approved by two-thirds of the (entire membership of
the Association, the vote being taken by letter ballot). [members
present and voting at any regular meeting; provided, that notice
of the proposed amendment shall be given in the announcement of
The members of the Association will regret to hear that Profes-
sor Bugbee, who has been Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer
since its organization, and to whose intelligent and faithful service
much of its success has been due, has found himself under the
necessity of resigning on account of ill health. His duties will be
discharged, until his successor can be elected, by Mr. E. C. Barker.
Professor Bugbee has obtained a leave of absence from the Uni-
versity, and expects to spend some time in New Mexico. He goes
followed by innumerable good wishes and hopes for his speedy res-
toration and return to his work.
Until this year the regular annual meetings of the Association
have been held at the University on the day following Commence-
ment. The time has been found very unsuitable, mainly for the
reason that all those who attend the Commencement exercises-
as most of the members in Austin do-have little energy left for
the meeting of the Association. The Council will soon take up
the selection of another date, and it is hoped that the time chosen
will be satisfactory enough to become fixed permanently.
The Texas Veteran's Association has sustained a sad loss in the
death of its President, Col. Guy M. Bryan, and its Chaplain, Dr.
Rufus C. Burleson. They went out almost together, Dr. Burleson
dying May 14, and Col. Bryan June 3.
Dr. Burleson's life was devoted mainly to the work of education
in Texas. A biographical sketch of him appears in this number.
iHe was a member of the Council of the Association from its organ-
ization till his death, and was most energetic and faithful in the
discharge of his duties as such. iHe never missed a meeting that
he could attend. Few men in Texas had such intimate connection
with so many lives, and he will be widely mourned.
In the death of Colonel Bryan the Association has lost one of its
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