The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 407
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studied. It should be observed in this connection that the Federal
manuscript census reports for 1850 and 186o have been the greatest
single source for the quantitative study of land tenure, slaveholding,
and agricultural production on the county and community level.
Professor Mooney ... has levied upon personal manuscript collec-
tions, farm and plantation account books, state codes and statutes,
trial records, and newspapers, in the manner of Sydnor, Flanders, and
Phillips. His systematic and thorough use of the county records and
the manuscript census reports of 185o and 186o has, however, enabled
him to penetrate not only to the county level but to the individual
slaveholder and nonslaveholder on a quantitative basis heretofore not
attained. It is only by such systematic and quantitative studies reach-
ing to the individual level that a knowledge and understanding of a
state and region can be attained. And, finally, when such is done,
especially in the South, it is needless to say that much and drastic
revision of our national history will be needed.
Mrs. Exa Clark, 403 Congress, San Augustine, Texas, has been
making copies from the First Marriage Record Book of San
Augustine County, Texas. These copies will be sent to the His-
torical Association in installments and will be preserved in the
Archives of the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center, where
they may be referred to by genealogists and other researchers.
The University of Houston History Department has an-
nounced the following staff changes:
Promotions: Edwin A. Miles, Stanley E. Siegel, and Richard D.
Younger to associate professor.
New appointments: Allen J. Going, formerly of the University of
Alabama, as associate professor.
Return from leave of absence: Louis Kestenberg, professor of
history, has returned from Reutlingen, West Germany, where he
taught during the academic year 1956-1957 at Johannes-Kepler-Gymna-
sium under the auspices of the Fulbright Teacher Inter-Change
Through the courtesy of Miss Mary Nicks, 1703 South Eleventh,
Temple, Texas, the Association has received a copy of The Gar-
rett-Buster-Estes Family History. In addition to complete gene-
alogical studies of the three pioneer Washington County families
and their connections, the book contains considerable information
that should be of more general interest on Hosea Garrett, one
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