The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 331
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Commission of the University of California. The purpose of this
commission is to make a thoroughly scientific investigation of
conditions--economic, social, and political-of Mexico at the
present time. The results of the commission's investigations are
to be published when completed.
The executive committee of the commission is composed of
Professors Herbert E. Bolton and Bernard Moses of the Univer-
sity of California; Professor Chester Lloyd Jones of the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin; Dr. Thomas Jesse Jones of the Bureau of
Education; Dr. Fred W. Powell, of New York, and Professor G.
W. Scott of Occidental College. Other members of the commis-
sion are Dean F. H. Probert and Professors Herbert I. Priestley
and Jessica Peixotto of the University of California; Professor
Richard T. Ely of the University of Wisconsin; Dr. James A.
Robertson of the Carnegie Institution; Professor Percy A. Mar-
tin of Stanford University; Professor Theodore Macklin of Kan-
sas State Agricultural College; Professor W. W. Cumberland of
the University of Minnesota; Dr. E. B. Christie of the Bureau
of Ethnology; Dr. Arthur Young of Princeton University; Pro-
fessor R. G. Cleland of Occidental College; Dr. H. Ei. Bard of
the Pan-American Society, New York; Dr. H. M. Branch of New
York and Mexico City; and Dr. E. C. Moore, President of the
Los Angeles State Normal.
Judge Seth Shepard died at Washington, D. C:., December 3,
1917. Judge Shepard secured the return to, the State of the
original manuscript declaration of the independence of Texas,
which had found its way into the archives at Washington. He
contributed the "Introduction" and an account of "The Siege
and Fall of the Alamo" to "A Comprehensive History of Texas."
The Texas History Teachers' Bulletin, VI, No. 1 (November,
1917), prints ten letters written to Stephen F. Austin during
1821 and 1822 "which show the widespread interest in Austin's
Colony in the United States and the motives of those who wished
Two letters from Frederick Law Olmsted, dated July 6 and 26,
1857, are printed in the American Historical Review (October,
1917). These letters, to quote the words of the editor, "Reveal
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918, periodical, 1918; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101073/m1/337/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.