The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 23
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Review of Work of Texas State Historical Association 23
the "Battle of Gonzales," and one phase of the beginning of hos-
tilities by Dr. Barker in "The Tampico Expedition."
The Organization of the Army in the Campaign against Bexar
is also discussed in Miss Rather's "DeWitt's Colony"; W. T.
Austin's Diary in the "Austin Papers"; "General Austin's Order
Book for the Campaign of 1835"; and Ruby Cumby Smith's
"James W. Fannin, Jr., in the Texas Revolution."
The Organization of the Government appears very fully in Dr.
Barker's "The Journal of the Permanent Council"; "The Texas
Revolutionary Army"; W. Roy Smith's "The Quarrel between
Governor Smith and the Provisional Government."
The Army of San Jacinto and the Battle of San Jacinto are
most minutely covered by Dr. Barker in "San Jacinto Cam-
paign" and A. K. Christian in "Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar."
These papers not only go more thoroughly into details than
any cursory history and explore theretofore unmined records, but
having ascertained all the facts, and after summing them up, draw
conclusions from the facts. This method is especially noticeable
in papers published by members of the Department of History in
the University of Texas and students who have submitted notable
theses on Texas history in fulfillment of academic degrees, selected
for publication in TiHE QUARTERLY.
The most notable service rendered by Dr. Eugene C. Barker to
students of history in this period, was that performed by him as
a member of the Historical Manuscripts Commission under the
direction of the American Historical Association, in carefully
editing and publishing at the expense of the United States Govern-
ment The Austin Papers, 1765-1827, containing 1824 pages, en-
tailing years of work for the editor. No other man so fully
understood and appreciated the value of these papers save probably
Colonel Guy M. Bryan. The public has received in The Life of
Stephen F. Austin, by Dr. Eugene C. Barker, the matured and di-
gested substance of most of these earlier papers on this period of
Texas history. I am informed that the University of Texas has
just issued Volume III of the Austin Papers (October, 1834-Janu-
ary, 1837); and that the volume for 1828-1834 is in type in the
Government Printing Office.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928, periodical, 1928; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101088/m1/29/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.