The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 69
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Texiana
"The World must note, The World must long remember."
[CO P Y]
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
Main University, Austin
Medical Department, Galveston
William L. Prather LLD
17 Hilliard Street
Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 15, 1908.
MR. HARRY VAN DEMARK,
Your letter of the 4th reached me here several days ago, but it has
been impossible for me to send you an earlier reply.
So far as I can remember, the Texas State Historical Association
has never published anything connected with pirates of the Gulf,
and I don't think there is any material on the subject in its archives.
As to other publications,-you have probably read the letter that
Yoakum has to say in his History of Texas on the establishment of
Aury and Lafitte at Galveston. There is a picturesque account of a
visit to Lafitte-probably with a basis of truth-in The United States
Magazine and Democratic Review, Vol. VI (1839) pp 37 ff. I doubt
whether you could get this volume in Texas, but you might get the
Carnegie Library to borrow it for you from the Library of Congress.
The only other thing that I know of is a volume on the Buccaneers
of the Gulf-and I can't remember the author's name. You are prob-
ably familiar with it already, however. I imagine you might find
some references that would help you in Larned's History for Ready
There ought to be-I don't know whether there really are or not-
some articles in the files of DeBow's Review. If you have access to a
file it would be worth looking through. I suspect too, that Mr. Wil-
liam Beer, of the Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans, could
help you to some material.
Very truly yours,
E. C. BARKER
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