The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 86
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Island whose trail eludes the most skillful historian, a scheming
French surgeon who was in at the death of La Salle and another
who loved nothing better than to take his revenge at the bed-
side of his sick enemy-and cure him so that he would suffer
some more. Such were the surgeons Liotot and Jalot to La Salle
and St. Denis.
The Texas State Historical Association has taken no more impor-
tant step than the sponsorship during the past year of a contest
among University undergraduates for the best private libraries.
The University Co-Op and other book stores united in offering cash
and book prizes to the contestants. The Association will be glad
to co-operate in promoting similar contests over the state. Emphasis
should be put on Texas and Southwestern books.
A new member of the Association is J. W. Williams of Wichita
Falls. He teaches mathematics and devotes his spare time to a
study of history, an interest created many years ago when he was
a clerk in Gammel's Book Store. At present he is tracing the route
of the Butterfield stage line between Red River and the Pecos. He
estimates that he has traveled 10,000 miles; and he has visited
twenty-two county courthouses. It is in the surveyors' records that
he locates points on the trail. In the Cooke County Commissioners'
Court Records he found the location of Warren's upper Trading
House near Red River. It was situated north of the village of
Muenster in Warren's Bend.
Maury Maverick, mayor of San Antonio, came to the University
recently looking for a historian to assist in setting up a Mexican-
Texan culture center in San Antonio. The plan is to restore the
original village (villita), the site of which has recently been pro-
cured, to establish handicrafts, and build up a library of Spanish
and American books. The Maverick family has always been inter-
ested in Texas history and Maury is a Maverick. I interrupted
the narrative of his plans long enough to invite him to become
a member. And he did.
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