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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
regional and national learned societies. Particularly interested in
slavery and Southern history, Dr. Dillon has written several studies
that have been published in various scholarly journals.
JAMES R. NORVELL, "The Ames Case Revisited," writes with
the authority of a distinguished jurist well-versed in the intricate
technicalities of his profession. Before becoming an associate
justice of the Texas Supreme Court in 1957, Judge Norvell had
been an associate justice of the Court of Civil Appeals, San An-
tonio, for some seventeen years, and earlier he had practiced law
for several years in Edinburg.
KATHERINE WILLIAMS, "The Great Pearl Hunt at Caddo Lake,
1909-1911," is an advanced student at the University of Texas
who exemplifies the best in promising young historians. In this
article she has ably demonstrated her understanding of the im-
portance of local history and the techniques whereby a scholar
may delve to the grass roots sources of important historical nar-
LLERENA FRIEND, "Thomas W. Bell Letters," is the librarian of
the University of Texas Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center.
Well-known and appreciated by all scholars in Texas history who
have had occasion to use the facilities of the Barker Center, Miss
Friend has been closely connected with the Association for years.
Before coming to the University of Texas, she was a most able
Junior Historian sponsor in Wichita Falls, and later she became
an editorial assistant on the Association's Handbook of Texas.
Her book, Sam Houston: The Great Designer (1954), won the
Summerfield G. Roberts award.
JOHN G. FARMER, "Pifieda's Sketch," 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.
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