The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 205
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condemned the policies advocated by three Virginians-Jefferson,
Monroe, and Madison. Later on came the famous nullification
controversy, in which South Carolina was ready to defy President
Andrew Jackson, supposedly a native of that State. The entire
contest over slavery was most bitter in Charleston, and the con-
vention by which South Carolina seceded from the Union was
held in the same city. Not a few battles in the years that fol-
lowed took place in and around Charleston harbor, and there in
1899 was held one of the most notable Confederate reunions, in
which Generals John B. Gordon and Joe Wheeler were the most
"These newspapers, which have been collected for over a hun-
dred years by the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, were sold at
auction this summer. Among the bidders were several of the most
important libraries of the country, and it is understood that the
University of Texas only slightly outbid others by paying almost
five thousand dollars for the collection. That she was able to do
so is directly due to the generosity of Major George W. Littlefield
of Austin, who not only established the Littlefield History Fund
for the purchase of such material, but made a large addition to it
for this particular object.
"It is easy to foresee that this valuable collection of news-
papers-probably unique outside of Charleston-will attract num-
bers of special students to Texas. It is also easy to forecast that
the acquisition of them will come as one more step in the building
of the long-promised 'university of the first class.'"
Mrs. Lucy A. Kidd-Key, for nearly thirty years president of
the North Texas Female College, Sherman, died at Sherman,
September 13, 1916.
Judge Leroy G. Denman, associate justice of the Supreme Court
of Texas, 1894-1899, died at San Antonio, September 14, 1916.
Ralph J. Smith, author of Reminiscences of the Civil War and
other Sketches (see QUARTERLY, XV, 90), died at San Marcos,
April 17, 1913.
William D. Williams, member of the Railroad Commission of
Texas, died at Austin, October 1, 1916.
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