The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 512
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Big Bend and the great canyons and at its end
El Paso . . .
Southward and east the slow hot river moving
River of Palms, Grande del Norte, and over the wrist
To Brownsville . . .
Upward the long coast curving and far above it
Over the bent joints the red bordering river
Red River . . .
And last the index, Panhandle, the high plains
The bleached bone laid on the huge heart of the continent.
This is the empire; this is the hand flung out
The large western dream and the tongue staggers
To speak it for the size or where to take it.
A great many books have come in from members and friends
of the Association for the second auction which will be held on
the night of April 26. Dealers from outside the state have shown
an interest and sent books and pamphlets from their collections.
Frank Glenn and H. M. Sender are among them. Lewis Gannett,
book editor of the New York Herald-Tribune, generously has con-
tributed eighteen current books. A Houston member will con-
tribute a pack of original Texas manuscripts, probably including
documents signed by Santa Anna. An item which may start a
gold rush in Williamson County is a scientific report of an
exploration made by a Cornell professor in 1882. Seven shafts
were sunk and fifty-two specimens were taken. "Twenty con-
tained no gold, and thirty-two contained amounts varying from
$1 up to $231.50, the whole 52 averaging $15.20 (per ton)." Dr.
K. H. Aynesworth recalls that he was in Williamson County in
1882 and visited the shafts while the work was in progress.
One of the prize offerings at the auction will be a set of
Dudley G. Wooten's two-volume history of Texas. There is not a
page missing in this rare work which should be bid in by some
Texas library. It does not show up once in five years.
In discussing the Williamson County gold report with Dr.
Aynesworth, I sat at the table with Judge J. D. Williamson.
He is the grandson of R. M. Williamson, better known in Texas
Here’s what’s next.
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