The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915 Page: 227
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George W. Littlefield's gift of $25,000 to the University of Texas
for the collection of material on Southern history:
"Having learned that Major George W. Littlefield, of Austin,
has given $25,000 to the University of Texas to be used in pro-
ducing a correct history of the United States, in which may be
learned the South's part in the building of our Nation, and from
which posterity shall be taught the indisputable truth regarding
the secession of the southern states from the Union and subse-
quent facts relating thereto with refutation of false 'allegations and
prejudicial misstatements; be it
"Resolved, That the Texas Division, United Daughters of the
Confederacy, appreciates highly the wisdom, generosity, and
patriotism of Mfajor Littlefield, reveres the cause to which his bene-
faction shall be devoted, and does most earnestly commend Major
Littlefield's action for the emulation of others who would do the
Southland invaluable service which will rectify misapprehensions
detrimental to the honor of the South and to the accuracy of his-
torical record; be it
"Resolved, That the Texas Division, U. D. C., will use its
utmost endeavors to the end that Major Littlefield's gift may
elicit satisfactory information and secure results commensurate
with the lofty standards, traditions and principles for which our
fathers fought and for which our mothers endured the horrors of
a war whose survivors bore the consequences with a courage and
recuperative energy unequaled in the annals of protests and read-
justments; be it
"Resolved, That each member of this organization who realizes
the value of Major Litlefield's initiative, and who comprehends
the imperative need of setting aright and keeping straight the
story of our heroic defenders, shall consider it her personal duty
and privilege to collect for reference and preservation statements
and descriptions of facts, conditions, experiences, episodes, inci-
dents, and all such authentic data as may throw light upon any
phase of Southern history from the beginning of the Republic to
the present day, especially that which relates to happenings within
the past sixty years in which we have been weighed in the balance
and have proven ourselves worthy of our ancestry; be it further
"Resolved, That these resolutions shall be read in the Annual
Convention of this Division and recorded in the minutes; that
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