The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949 Page: 65
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A Texas Literary Society of Pioneer Days 65
This gentle and unassuming elderly friend helped by example,
suggestion, and encouragement. Some of his best poems originated
in this period and were written for the Prairie Blume. Sometimes
he rewrote the material furnished by a less experienced writer
and handed it in to be reread at a later meeting. In this manner
he indicated how the same material might be treated in different
ways. Many years later his younger friends still spoke of their
mentor with affection and veneration.
When the Civil War broke out, the activities of this organiza-
tion declined, like that of so many others supported by young
men in the South, and finally the work was entirely discontinued.
The four copies of the Prairie Blume that survived ninety
years have now been placed in the archives of The University
of Texas, where those interested in the social and intellectual life
of pioneer days may find them and, reading the old-fashioned
script, enjoy the rich flavor of 1857.
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