The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 94
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
very pleased we are to have such an outstanding example of what
you are doing in Texas history.
Director, Oregon Historical
It was extremely kind of you to send me this magnificent Texas
Sketchbook. The articles are most interesting and the drawings ex-
cellent. You know that I am very fond of all that is Texana.
Ministre de France
Many thanks for the copy of the Texas Sketchbook. It is beautifully
produced, and it must be comforting to have a large corporation do
a job like that.
HOWARD H. PECKHAM
American Association for
State and Local History
It is unfortunate that all of the letters may not be reproduced
here, but to do so would fill a number of the Quarterly. Never-
theless, let it be emphatically stated here that words of apprecia-
tion came to the Association and to the Humble Oil and Refining
Company from all around the world.
Dr. P. I. Nixon, a past president of the Association and a fellow-
townsmen in San Antonio with Miss Adina de Zavala for many
years, has written the following paragraphs in her memory:
ADINA DE ZAVALA
In the annals of the Texas Revolution too little emphasis has been
placed on such names as De Zavala, Navarro, and Ruiz. These three
men, all signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, were real
patriots. It took courage and honest convictions to take up arms
against their brethren from across the Rio Grande.
Lorenzo de Zavala, vice-president of the Republic of Texas, had
the confidence and respect of Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, and
Mirabeau B. Lamar. Lamar spoke of him as "the gentleman, the
scholar and the patriot."
One hundred and twenty years after Lorenzo de Zavala came to
Texas, a granddaughter Adina, laid her burden down, full of years
and honors. "Miss Adina," as she was affectionately called, was born
in the very heart of Texas history and in this atmosphere she lived for
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