The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 373
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Check List of Theses, Dissertations in Texas History 373
Contents: Largely through direct quotations from early settlers in the Panhandle,
this thesis shows the first efforts made in education in the Panhandle and the
hardships and limitations under which the first teachers worked; discusses early,
education in the north Panhandle-Armstrong County, Llano School, Mobeetie
School, early schools in Amarillo, Tascosa, Lipscomb County, Higgins, Dallam
County, Dalhart, Hutchinson County, Hemphill County, Canadian, Canadian Acad-
emy, Carson County, Lone Star School, Ochiltree County; early education in the
South Plains-Hale County, Floyd County, Della Plain, Floydada, Briscoe County,
Collingsworth County, "The Flat" community (Fresno), Wellington, Motley Coun-
ty, Crosby County, Estacado; social affairs centered around the school.
r37o/W52ra. Ed., Reg. His., Co. His., Soc. His., Both C.
RAMSEY, VOLNEY E. - M.S., August, 1949 [4641
History of Land Grants to Texas Railroads, 1852-1882. iii+7o pp.
North Texas State College, Denton, Texas
Contents: This thesis is a study of the history of land grants to Texas railroads.
The first chapter traces the rise of the land grant idea, showing its roots in the
geographical and economic conditions of early Texas. The second chapter gives a
detailed history of land grant aid given to railroads in Texas from the first land
grant act in 1852 to the exhaustion of the public domain in 1882. The concluding
chapter shows effects of land grant aid on railroads and on the state as a whole.
Comparisons are made of land grant aid with other forms of aid to railroad build-
ing and also of the amounts of public land granted and of other dispositions of
the public domain. The study is designed to serve as an authoritative reference
work covering this particular movement in Texas history. The information was
collected from histories, newspaper and magazine articles, records of land patents,
and Texas laws to 1882.
379N81/No. 15o8. R.R., Land, igthC.
RANKIN, CHARLES GAMBRELL - M.A., 1935 [4651
Baptist Activities on the South Plains Area Prior to 1900oo. x+ x8 pp.
Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas
Maps: the Llano Estacado Baptist Association.
Contents: Llano Estacado Baptist Association annual sessions, 18g1-1goo. Historical
sketches of the Baptist congregations comprising the Llano Estacado Baptist Asso-
ciation including Plainview, Hale Center, New Hope, Center Plains, Immanuel,
Floydada, Della Plain, Floyd County, Lockney, Enon, Fairview, Harmony, Tulia,
Wright, Whiteflat, Matador, Alpha, Emma, Lubbock, Silverton, and Mulberry Flats.
The last chapter gives biographical sketches of Baptist leaders of the Llano Esta-
cado including R. B. C. Howell, I. B. Kimbrough, D. N. Poole, J. C. Power,
T. H. Stamps, Dr. J. H. Wayland, and J. W. Winn. In addition there are fifteen
appendices (pp. 94-183) which give information about the Articles of Faith, Cov-
enant, Whiteflat Missionary, and copies of the minutes of the annual sessions of
the Llano Estacado Baptist Association to 19goo.
AC8o5.T3/1985 No. 21. Rel., Ed.
RATHER, ETHEL ZIVLEY - Ph.D., 19o8 
Recognition of the Republic of Texas by the United States. 2o8 pp.
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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