The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 74
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74 Tewas Historical Association Quarterly.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
The annual meeting of the Association, held at Lampasas on San
Jacinto Day, was well attended, and in it an enthusiastic interest
was shown in Association affairs. This meeting, according to the
plan announced in the April QUARTERLY, was held jointly with
the annual meeting of the Veterans and the Daughters of the
Republic. It is hoped and intended that this shall become a per-
manent custom, for all three of the associations profit much by
such an arrangement. As numerous individuals are members of
more than one of the organizations, joint meetings insure good
attendance with all its obvious advantages.
The citizens of Lampasas displayed a generous hospitality and
secured for themselves a most kindly remembrance in providing
accommodations and entertainment for the numerous visitors to
their pleasant city.
The meeting was devoted exclusively to the transaction of neces-
sary business. The President, Judge J. H. Reagan, being absent
on account of ill health, ex-Governor Lubbock presided. Professor
George P. Garrison spoke at some length on the purposes and pres-
ent condition of the Association. He pointed out the importance
to scholarship and to enlightened citizenship of the work being done
by the Association in its efforts to collect and preserve historical
records, and to direct along scientific lines the study of Southwest-
ern history. He showed that this is a work in which Texas has
peculiar advantages, hence, special responsibilities; and, indeed,
one in which the outside world is coming more and more to look
to Texas for guidance and leadership. He reported for the Asso-
ciation a sound financial status; a gratifying increase in desirable
membership, a number of additions having recently been made out-
side the State; a rapidly widening influence for the Association
through THE QUARTERLY; and a number of valuable additions to
the library. In conclusion, Dr. Garrison spoke feelingly of the
irreparable loss which the Association has recently sustained
through the death of some of its most able and active members,
particularly Professor Lester G. Bugbee, Hon. Guy M. Bryan, and
Dr. Rufus C. Burleson.
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