The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961 Page: 249
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been placed in the Archives of the Eugene C. Barker Texas History
A panorama of the history of the Gatesville Public Schools from
186o to 1960, entitled "Our Christian Heritage," was presented
by the descendants of the pioneers of Coryell County as a tribute
to the memory of their forefathers on May 15, 196o. The writer
of the script, Mrs. 'Tom R. Mears, a Coryell County historian of
distinction, has presented a copy of this excellent historical pageant
to the Texas State Historical Association.
Two Houstonites, Dr. Richard L. Etter and Dr. George W.
Salmon, are responsible for the deposit with the Association of a
Sam Houston letter and four parchment documents written in
Latin and dating from the year 1399 A.D. The letter written by
Sam Houston bears the date November 15, 1852, and was ad-
dressed to W. C. Abbott, probably of Liberty County. It directs
Abbott to start court proceedings against General James Davis
in connection with four leagues of Liberty County land.
Congratulations are in order to Dr. Etter for preserving and
depositing the documents and to Dr. Salmon for guiding Dr.
Etter's feet in the proper direction. Dr. Salmon has also rendered
a real service to the preservation of Texas History through secur-
ing a typescript history of Atlanta, Texas, written by Mrs. G. H.
Chamblee and presenting the copy to the Association for preser-
vation in the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center.
Joseph S. Hall of 1455 Lemoyne Street, Los Angeles 26, Cali-
fornia, a member of the Association who edited "Horace M. Hall's
Letters from Gillespie County, Texas, 1871-1873" in the January,
1959, issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, will have
a booklet entitled Smoky Mountain Folk and Their Lore, pub-
lished by the Stephens Press, Asheville, North Carolina, in the
fall of 1960. He has also sent a copy of his doctoral dissertation,
The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountains Speech, published in
1942, to the Association.
Mrs. Jewel Davis Scarborough, the indefatigable historian who
had an article in the April, 1960, Southwestern Historical Quar-
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