The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 255
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A Check List of Theses and Dissertations
DENTON, DEAN McGUIRE - M.A., August, 1951 [lo9]
Life of Milton H. West. iv+16o pp.
Illustrations: Milton Horace West.
Contents: Biography of a Texas congressman, Milton H. West of Brownsville.
Four chapters cover youth, preparation, and training; early years in Congress, 1933-
1938; middle period of service in Congress; and closing years in Congress, 1944-1948.
Tz951/D435. Bio., POL., 20TH C.
DEVINEY, MARVIN LEE - M.A., August, 1933 [11 o]
History of Nueces County to 1850o. ix+134 pp.
Illustrations: Colonel H. L. Kinney.
Maps: Texas, 1835.
Contents: Seven chapters include geography and topography of Nueces County;
first European visitors-Alavirez de Pifieda, Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco de Coronado,
Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, Alonzo de Leon, T~ran de Rios; first colonies
between the Nueces and the Rio Grande-Louis J. de St. Denis, Diego Ramon,
Indian troubles, Jose de Escand6n and Nuevo Santander, Orobio Basterra, Villa
de Vedoya, Rancho de Dolores, Tienda de Cuervo's inspection of Dolores and
Laredo, Tomis Sanchez, and founding of Laredo; development of the Nueces-
Rio Grande region-ranching, Jos6 de la Garza's exploration, Diego Ortiz Parilla's
expedition, Don Jos6 Evia's naval expedition, Casa Blanca, and land grants;
Nueces County under Mexican rule, 1821-1836-Indian depredations, Stephen F.
Austin's description of territory, colony of John McMullen and James McGloin at
San Patricio, attempts to found German settlement, H. L. Kinney, early battles
of Texas Revolution; Nueces County in Republic-Kinney's Ranch, Republic of
Rio Grande, Corpus Christi and Mexican trade, Mexican armies invade Nueces
region, annexation; Nueces County in state of Texas, 1846-1850o-tounding of Fort
Brown, battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, diary of J. K. Holland, organ-
ization of Nueces County, new settlers in Corpus Christi, Kinney elected senator.
Tx933/D496. G. C., Loc., Sr., FR., MEx., ANGLO-AMER., REP., ST., COL., RANCH.,
REv., MEx. W.
DICKSON, Lucy LEE - M.A., August, 1941 [ 1 1]
Speculations of John Charles Beales in Texas Lands. [v] + 137 pp.
Maps: (1) state of Coahuila and Texas, showing Beales' grants [1836?]; (2) Colo-
rado and Red River Land Company map of Texas [183-?]; (3) Wyld's map of
Texas, 1840; (4) portion of map of Kinney County, showing location of Mrs.
Dolores Sota de Beales' eleven league grant, General Land Office, 1863.
Contents: Eight chapters are devoted to a sketch of Dr. Beales' early life; the
grants of Richard Exter and Stephen Julian Wilson; grant of Beales and Jos6
Manuel Royuela; the Mexican Company grant; grant of Beales and Dr. James
Grant; grant of ninety-nine leagues of land in fee simple; and the attempted
settlement of Dolores.
TI94z/D56z. W. TEx., CEN. TEX., COL., S'.
DIXON, HELEN MILLER - M.A., August, 1934 
The Middle Years of the Administration of Juan Maria, Baron de
Ripperda, Governor of Texas, 1773-1775. iv+97 pp.
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