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Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend area of Texas, Miss Coffee
has attended Texas Christian University and is a graduate of the
University of Texas School of Journalism.
HENRY P. BEERS, "Stephen F. Austin and Anthony Butler
Documents," of the National Archives in Washington, D. C., is
well known for his splendid work over the past two decades on
the documentary sources of American history. He began his
archival career after having completed graduate professional train-
ing at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the
Ph.D. degree in 1935. Dr. Beers's extensive writing includes
numerous articles, books, and edited works. His most recent major
publication is The French in North America: A Bibliographical
Guide to French Archives, Reproductions, and Research Mis-
sions, which appeared in 1957.
BILL ALLCORN, "Research Opportunities in the General Land
Office of Texas," is the commissioner of the General Land Office
of Texas. A native of Brownwood, he is a graduate of Baylor
University, from which he received the LL.B. degree in 1948.
Before assuming the responsibilities of the General Land Office,
he served as district attorney of the Thirty-fifth Judicial Dis-
trict. Mr. Allcorn maintains an active interest in state and local
history, particularly in the areas of the Republic of Texas, Brown
County, and the judicial history of the state. Earlier writing has
appeared in the Baylor Law Review.
JOHN G. FARMER, "Cryptograms in the General Land Office
of Texas," is an honor graduate of the University of Texas and
is presently a research associate in the Archives Collection of the
Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center in Austin. Earlier he was
translator of the Spanish Archives of the General Land Office for
several years, during which time he discovered the unique field
note entries that form the subject of his contribution to the
RALPH A. SMITH, "Account of the Journey of B6nard de la
Harpe: Discovery Made by Him of Several Nations Situated in
the West," is associate professor of history at Abilene Christian
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959, periodical, 1959; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101173/m1/343/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.