The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 332
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an attempt made in 1857 by the New England Emigrant Aid
Society to enlist the aid of English cotton manufacturers in col-
onizing free laborers upon new land in the southwest of the United
"The Baptistry Window of the Mission of San Jose de Aguayo"
is the title of an article by Harvey Partridge Smith in the West-
ern Architect (November, 1917). It is illustrated. This window
"is considered by connoisseurs to be the finest single bit of Span-
ish-Colonial ornamentation existing in America."
In the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, September 11 to 21, 1917,
appeared the following: "Die Deutschen in Texas wiihrend des
Biirgerkrieges. Nach Aufzeichnungen von Richter A. Siemering,
San Antonio, im Jahre 1876."
"The mission as a frontier institution in the Spanish-Ameri-
can Colonies," by Dr. Herbert E. Bolton, appeared in the Ameri-
can Historical Review (October, 1917). It presents a summary
of original researches into Spanish institutions in the Southwest
that will mark an epoch in this field of study.
The centenary of the birth of Ernst Gustav Maetze was com-
memorated by his former pupils in unveiling a tablet to his mem-
ory at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Bellville, Texas, and an address at
Millhelm by W. A. Trenckmann, September 12, 1917. The ad-
dress traced the life of Maetze and is printed in Das Wochenblalt,
"The assault upon the University of Texas" is dealt with by
writers in School and Society (August 11 and September 1 and
29, 1917); New Republic (August 11, 1917); The Outlook (Oc-
tober 10, 1917); Educational Review (November, 1917), and The
Alcalde (November, 1917).
William A. Eckhardt, a pioneer and prominent merchant of
Yorktown, Texas, died at his home in that city October 29, 1917.
A sketch of his life, written by Chas. F. Hoff, appeared in the
Yorktown News, November 22.
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