The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 226
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
printed sources, credits Colonel A. H. Belo of Galveston with
putting in the first telephone in Texas. Colonel Belo's telephone,
however, was not installed until 1878, a year after Colonel Brack-
enridge had "modernized" his telephone and some four or five
years after his original system went into operation.
The April, 1953, issue of Houston, published by the Houston
Chamber of Commerce, contains an article by L. W. Kemp, Asso-
ciation executive councilman and former president. Entitled
"Texas History and an Historic Silver Pitcher," the article tells
of a silver pitcher presented to former President John Tyler in
1845 by Mrs. Sarah A. Wharton in behalf of the women of Bra-
zoria, Texas, and in recognition of his part in securing the annexa-
tion of Texas. The texts of Mrs. Wharton's letter and of Tyler's
reply are reproduced. The pitcher is.now in the possession of
Tyler's grandson, James Alfred Tyler, who resides in the home
which Tyler built near Holdcroft, Virginia, in 1842.
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also the consent of the Dean of the Graduate School of The University
President Frances W. Hedrick of the Maverick County His-
torical Society recently reported the work being done by one
member of that organization. President Hedrick's letter read in
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