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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
505 Mills Bldg., El Paso; Newhaus, Benjamin B., 3507 Inwood Dr., Hous-
ton; Nichols, William A., Box 119, Crosbyton; Noriega, Eduardo, 813
2nd St., El Paso; Northington, John V., Box 275, Waco; Peel, Dueward,
Warren; Rutherford, George W., Box 159, Anna; Seiler, Lee R., Meyers-
ville; Scoggins, Harold R., 2517 Harrison Ave., Dallas; Scott, Willie L.,
Box 774, Hamlin; Skeen, Loyd T., Blossom; Slaughter, Dale V., Box 503,
Menard; Smith, James A., Jr., 1021 DeQueen Blvd., Port Arthur; Sterling,
Walter R., 8319 Blackburn, Houston; Stevens, Albert F., Box 694, Cross
Plains; Stewart, Francis, 2037 Norfolk, Houston; Taylor, Robert B., RFD
No. 3, Hamlin; Vercher, James L., 1113 Tinckey, Houston; Wilson, Elbert
S., 7632 Ave. F, Houston.
CORAL H. TULLIS
The University of Texas
Roscoe Collins Clark's Threescore Years and Ten is an account
of the first seventy years of Eli Lilly and Company, which
started in Indianapolis in 1876 with a staff of four persons and
has grown until today it maintains a global organization of
5,500 employees whose pharmaceutical products are known al-
most everywhere. The 132-page book, privately printed, is pro-
fusely illustrated. Its binding, featuring the "Red Lilly" sig-
nature, is particularly well executed. The volume adds a wel-
come chapter to the swelling story of American commercial life.
JOE B. FRANTZ
In 1826 an Englishman who had lived most of his life in
France included in his will a bequest "to the United States of
America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smith-
sonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and dif-
fusion of knowledge among men." Thus James Smithson pro-
vided for the perpetuation of his name in an institution which
is today an American tradition. The total sums received from
the estate amounted to $550,000, but the potential benefits from
the gift were greatly enhanced because Smithson made no re-
strictions on its use and only one condition: that the Institution
should increase and diffuse knowledge.
It was 1846 before the Smithsonian Institution was actually
established. In commemoration of its centennial the Smith-
sonian issued in 1946 a book, The First Hundred Years
of the Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1946, by Webster P. True.
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