The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 417

Affairs of the Association

On March 2 the Texas State Historical Association met in
room 158 of the main building of the University of Texas. The
President, Mrs. A. B. Looscan, of Houston, presided. Plans
were adopted for the publication of an index to the Quarterly
of the Association, which is now closing its twentieth volume,
and Miss Elizabeth H. West received the grateful thanks of the
Association for preparing the index to the first fifteen volumes.
A committee was appointed to apply for space in the old Land
Office Building for storing the collections of the Association and
for establishing a historical museum. Pledges aggregating $2,150
to the endowment were reported, and several gifts were received.
Mrs. Looscan presented several interesting manuscripts. R. D.
Tillinghast, of McDonald, Pa., presented a photograph of his
grandfather, Don Carlos Barrett, who played an important part
in the legislative history of the Texas Revolution, and Mrs.
Ellen Reily Smith, of Houston, gave the Association a set of
malachite jewelry, which was presented to h@r father, Colonel
James Reily, while he was United States Minister to Russia.
Colonel Reily was at one time minister of the Republic of Texas
to the United States.
The Association adopted the following resolution thanking
Major Littlefield for his gift to the University of Texas:
"Since the last meeting of this Association, Major George W.
Littlefield, one of its members, has contributed to the University
of Texas more than $10,000 to supplement his previous gift of
$25,000 for the purchase of material on the history of the South.
His purpose, as he announced it with his original gift, is to
promote full and impartial study of the South and of its part in
American history.
"Resolved, therefore, That the Texas State Historical Associa-
tion express to Major Littlefield its sincere appreciation of his
enlightened generosity, and its conviction that his plan of col-
lecting and making accessible to students the scattered sources
for the history of the South is the only effective way to assure
the South its true place in United States history."


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