The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 118
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
tional tour of Austin, visiting the Texas Memorial Museum, the
State Cemetery, the French Legation, and other historic places in
the city. Particular appreciation should be expressed for the
gracious hospitality of Mrs. Price Daniel, who made special ar-
rangements in order that she might entertain the visiting Junior
Historians at the Governor's Mansion. Guides for the tour were
again furnished by Chapter No. 123, an annual service that has
rightfully won the admiration and gratitude of sponsors and
members all over the state.
The Association is especially grateful for the fine displays that
were generously placed on exhibit for the meetings in the Driskill
Hotel. The picture plaques of thirty-four Texas frontier forts
shown in the lobby through the courtesy of S. W. Pease, of San
Antonio, elicited much favorable comment, and the membership
was most appreciative of the specially water-colored volume on
and the map of early Austin that were displayed by August
Watkins Harris, noted researcher on old Austin houses and
At the business meeting of the Association on Friday after-
noon, the following officers were elected for the year 1959-1960:
President: Merle Duncan.
Vice-Presidents: Fred R. Cotten, George P. Isbell, Stuart Mc-
Gregor, and J. P. Bryan.
Treasurer: Mrs. Coral Horton Tullis.
Merle Duncan, who was elected to the presidency, has been
a member of the executive council since 1944 and a vice-president
since 1951. She is a professor of history and international rela-
tions at Baylor University, and her work in the fields of history
and education has long been noted for its high excellence. Mrs.
Duncan's rich background of experience and her valuable past
services to the Association and to Texas are well known and assure
that her administration will be marked by efficiency and advance-
ment for the Association.
Re-elected vice-presidents were Fred R. Cotten, Parker County
historian and businessman of Weatherford; George P. Isbell, San
Antonio businessman, Texana enthusiast, and popular high sheriff
of the annual book auction; and Stuart McGregor, executive
editor of the Dallas News and editor of the Texas Almanac. Newly
elected vice-president is J. P. Bryan, of Freeport. Mr. Bryan is a
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