The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 281
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sent to Texas where he served with distinction in Indian cam-
paigning. In 1883 Mackenzie returned to Texas for a short time.
He died a rather tragic death at the early age of forty-eight.
Also William A. Owens writes on "Gusher at Spindletop," an
account of the fabulous strike near Beaumont in 19o1.
Leonard B. Plummer has an excellent note on "Research Ma-
terials on Early German Settlers in Texas" in the Library Chron-
icle of the University of Texas (Spring, 1958). Plummer wisely
counsels: "Through contributing materials to the Archives, cit-
izens can round out our knowledge of early Texas and they can
keep the achievements of their ancestors alive for posterity."
The o,ooo-volume library and collection of Texana and Amer-
icana of the late Captain Roy W. Aldrich has been acquired by
Sul Ross College of Alpine. Captain Aldrich collected frontier
books and manuscripts for sixty years. At the time of his death
in 1955 he left a "near priceless" collection which could not
have been duplicated in its entirety. The collection will make
a permanent contribution to the culture of the Big Bend area
Frank Bryan of Groesbeck, Texas, has sent to the Association
a large blue-printed, annotated map, dated on May 3, 1958, on
which he has entered trails for Cabeza de Vaca and Francisco
Vasquez de Coronado in Texas. Bryan shows the trails of Cabeza
and Coronado to converge in the Lubbock area. The map will
be available in the archives of the Eugene C. Barker Texas History
Robert D. Jones is officially listed as a University pre-law
student from Austin. Wisely enough, however, Jones decided that
nothing would be better background training for Law School
than a course in Texas history. Hence in this 75th year of the
University, he showed up as a member of the Texas history class
when all of the term papers were assigned on subjects having
to do with the history of the University. Having already demon-
strated that he was a history student of the first class, he merited
a real assignment along the line of his interest and was given the
assignment of Colonel W. S. Simkins. There was hardly a better
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