The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 111
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the assistance rendered by William Bryan and Edward Hall, of
New Orleans, to the Texas Revolution.
Professor William R. Manning of the University of Texas ex-
pects to spend the latter part of the summer gathering material
from the Mexican archives for the show lectures on diplomatic
history which he will deliver next year at Johns Hopkins Uni-
A summer session of the School of American Archaeology will
be held this summer at Santa Fe and the ruins in El Rito de los
Frijoles from August 1 to 30, inclusive. Lectures will be given
and research conducted by the regular staff of the school on the
distribution and culture of the peoples in the southwestern part
of the United States and Northern Mexico in prehistoric times;
on the development of design in ancient Pueblo, art; on the Indian
cultures of the Southwest; on the civilizations of ancient Mexico
and Central America; on the native languages, and methods of
recording and studying them; and upon the hieroglyphic writings
of the Ancient Mavas. In connection with these courses there
will be excursions to such important sites as Pecos and Puye, and
to neighboring Pueblos still occupied. Besides the regular staff
of the school, lectures will be given by .Dr. Harry Langford Wil-
son, of Johns Hopkins University, and Professor D. A. Cockerell,
of the University of Colorado.
"Through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wroe, the Wil-
liam Barrett Travis Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic was
presented on April 4th with a life-size portrait of James S. Lester.
Judge Lester represented the counties of Fayette and Bas-
trop in the Congress of [the Republic of] Texas. THe gave to
Fayette county its name; also named the town of *a Grange; was
one of the heroes of San Jacinto and was the first county judge of
Fayette county. . . . He died in December, 1879."-Austin
Statesman. April 7, 1912.
"Dr. Ferdinand H1-erff, for more than two generations the lead-
ing physician in San Antonio, and famed bolh in Europe and
America for his skill as a daring, yet successful surgeon, died
[ ayv 18, 19121 at the H-lerff homestead, 308 East Houston Street,
which he built m 1853, and in which he resided ever since. HIad
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