The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 10, July 1906 - April, 1907 Page: 354

Texas Historical Association Quarterly.

The tenth annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Associ-
ation was held at the University of Texas on the afternoon of
March 2, 1907. At the Council meeting reports of the Recording
Secretary and Librarian and of the Treasurer were read, showing
substantial increase in books, documents, and funds. A new sys-
tem of bookkeeping and auditing was adopted.
At the public session papers were read by Professor H. E. Bolton
and Chas. W. Ramsdell, entitled, respectively, "The Hasinai In-
dians of East Texas at the Coming of the Spaniards," and "Texas
During the Break-Up of the Confederacy." After the reading of
these papers, Judge A. W. Terrell favored the audience with some
interesting reminiscences, chiefly of General Sam Houston.
At the conclusion of the program the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year:
Dr. David F. Houston, President; Judge A. W. Terrell, Aus-
tin, First Vice-President; Beauregard Bryan, El Paso, Second
Vice-President; R. L. Batts, Austin, Third Vice-President;
Dr. Milton J. Bliem, San Antonio, Fourth Vice-President;
Chas. W. Ramsdell, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer. Pro-
fessor H. E. Bolton was selected as the Fellow to serve on the Ex-
ecutive Council for the term ending 1910.; Mrs. Dora Fowler Arthur
was chosen as the Member to serve on the Council for the term
ending 1912. Professor I-I. E. Bolton was continued as business
manager, with Luther E. Widen as his assistant.
At a meeting of the Fellows, which was held immediately after
the adjournment of the Association, Dr. W. J. Battle was elected
to fill the vacancy on the Publication Committee caused by the
death of State Librarian C. W. Raines.
The attendance at this meeting of the Association was the largest
in its history. Aware of the widespread and growing interest in its
affairs, the officers will endeavor to make this annual session more
attractive to the public, without in any way surrendering the criti-
cal and technical character of the program. Since it is always held
on the anniversary of Texas Independence, when there is a cele-
bration of that event by the students of the University of Texas, it
is believed that the Association meeting may find a place as one of
the regular and most instructive features of the day.


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