The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 26
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Mrs. Joe Celia Tipton Mrs. Boude Storey
John A. McCurdy Mrs. Josephine Oliver Travis
Mrs. Charles B. Newman Mrs. Ruth K. Underwood
Summerfield Griffiths Roberts Will M. Alexander
Mrs. Harriet Grandstaff
Some named as trustees in the will were unable to serve, such
as his staunch friend, the eminent painter, L. O. Griffith, of
Nashville, Indiana. Some preceded him in death, such as Colonel
C. C. Walsh, the West Texas rancher, banker, and later director
of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Rhodes S. Baker,
who drew the gift instrument to the University. George M.
Griffiths served as a joint executor and later died while serving
as a trustee.
Reaugh's purpose was to have a group of trustees who could
project the usefulness of his paintings after his death. Even in
death his will speaks in simple language, mostly as to the care
of his painting collection.
The foregoing paintings, etc., are donated by me to the Southwest
at large. I request my trustees to see that the intent of my will is
carried out and that the control of the collection shall not be allowed
to fall into the hands of any merely political, municipal, or business
In his donation contract in 1937 Reaugh said: "At present
it is contemplated that the old Library Building on the campus
shall be converted and adapted to use as the museum." It was
one of Reaugh's fond hopes that he might live to see the collec-
tion housed at the University of Texas. If present I believe he
would applaud the separate wing in the Eugene C. Barker Texas
History Center. He knew that the longhorn had passed into
history. He desired to perpetuate this history. May it be so done.
On behalf of the trustees, I hereby present and deliver to the
University of Texas the Frank Reaugh Collection of paintings
of longhorn cattle.
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