The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 304
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly
historical archives of the State Library, however, was the collec-
tion of manuscripts made by President Mirabeau B. Lamar. Their
purchase also was provided for by an act of the thirty-first legis-
lature. Lamar had planned to write a history of Texas, and also
a history of the Austin family; the collection was made with these
ends in view. Notices of the Lamar Papers have appeared in THE
QUARTERLY, IV, 58 and XIII, 81.
4. Phonographic Record.--Governor Colquitt presented to the
State Library the phonographic record of Governor Hogg's address
to the Democratic Legislative Banquet at Dallas, November 6,
1905. This is popularly known as Governor Hogg's last speech.
He was ill when he composed it, and not being allowed to attend
the banquet made use or the phonograph to convey his message.
IV. PRINTING TIIE TEXAS ARCHIVES
The collecting of the materials upon which must be based the
written history of this State is, of course, preliminary to all other
efforts But sufficient progress has been made in this preliminary
work, as regards certain portions of our history, to warrant mak-
ing a beginning in the publication of the historical records of
Together with its First Biennial Report, the Texas Library and
Historical Commission submitted a copy of'the Secret Journals of
the Senate of the first eight congresses of the Republic of Texas,
and this is now in press. Plans are under way to follow up this
initial volume with others as rapidly as the materials can be pre-
pared and the funds that may be available will permit.
It is believed that such publication will give increased impetus
to the study of Texas and Southwestern history as it will aug-
ment the opportunities of students. Certainly it will put the
sources of our history in more enduring form and place them be-
yond the chance of total loss that is always present so long as they
are preserved in manuscripts of which there is but one copy.
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