The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 510
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Wavell received an empresario contract to settle four or five
hundred families on a ten million-acre grant south of the Red
River in an area which includes present-day Lamar, Red River,
and Bowie counties and parts of Fannin and Hunt counties and
of Miller County, Arkansas. Wavell employed Ben Milam to
manage the settlement of the colony, but no titles were issued up
to the time of the Texas Revolution. It was a prospectus issued
in an attempt to sell shares in this colonization venture which
Mr. Ransom found in Ireland and which he has presented to the
This valuable document has been placed in the Archives Col-
lection of the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center.
Dr. James Taylor, head of the department of history at South-
west Texas State Teachers College and a member of the Associa-
tion's executive council, is once again Lieutenant Colonel Taylor
having been recalled to the Air Forces. At the present writing
he is in Washington, D. C., as Chief, Publications Section of the
Information Branch, Armed Forces I 8c E Division, Office of the
Secretary of Defense. Colonel Taylor's office publishes three times
monthly a booklet called Armed Forces Talks, with a circulation
of about 2oo,ooo; pocket guides; picture story books; handbooks;
and the like.
Dr. Claude Elliott, also a member of the executive council and
dean of the S. W. T. S. C. graduate school, has assumed Dr. Tay-
lor's administrative duties during his absence.
Donald W. Peters' article "The Rio Grande Boundary Dispute
in American Diplomacy" in the April, 1951, number of the
Quarterly was the subject of an editorial comment in the Geo-
graphical Review, Volume 41, pages 665-666.
How many persons still recall that D. A. Frank, Sr., of Dallas,
Texas, was responsible for the naming of Clark Field at the Uni-
versity of Texas and that he was one of the originators of the
now world-famous term "Longhorns" to identify University ath-
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