The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 84
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
fessor, and he remained at the head of this School until his death,
having been promoted to a full professorship in 1897.
The duties of his position as teacher and head of the School
were varied and arduous, but nevertheless he made time for broad
reading and extensive personal research. "Most of his attention was
given to the History of Texas and of the Southwest, and in this
field he was a most successful pioneer. Among the partial results of
his labors, are the following valuable books: A Civil Government
of Texas (1898), Texas (1903), Westward Extension (1906).
For some six years prior to his death, he was busily engaged in
editing for the Manuscripts Commission of the American Histori-
cal Association, of which he was an honored member, The Diplo-
matic Correspondence of the Republic of Texas. Volume I of this
appeared in 1909, and the proof sheets of the second and conclud-
ing volume were on Dr. Garrison's desk when he died.
In 1897 Dr. Garrison, in connection with Mr. L. G. Bugbee,
formerly his pupil, and at that time his assistant in the School of
History, founded this Association, one of the chief objects of which
is to gather and perpetuate material concerning the history of
Texas. As a means of accomplishing this THE QUARTERLY was
begun with Dr. Garrison as its editor. The nature and extent
of his labors in connection with the Association and THE QUAR-
TERLY are abundantly proved by the records of the Association
and the grateful memory of all its members. It is not too much
to say that Dr. Garrison was the originator and inspiration and
virtually the life of both. It will be difficult, indeed, to fill his
place in our midst.
The research and literary work outlined above he carried on
concurrently with his valuable services in the State University.
He was not physically strong and his body was often wearied, but
his spirit was tireless and his will indomitable. Upon these firm
foundations his reputation as historian and teacher safely rest.
This memorial of our friend would not be complete without
some expression of our estimate of his character. His strongest
quality, the one that dominated his whole being, was absolute and
unchanging honesty. He was honest in desire, honest in thought,
honest in word, honest in action. One of his chief concerns was
that no one should be injured by him in any way. His honesty,
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911, periodical, 1911; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101054/m1/92/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.