The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961 Page: 250
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
terly on "The Georgia Battalion in the Texas Revolution: A
Critical Study," continues to work on James Walker Fannin, Jr.
In recent correspondence which has been placed in the Archives
of the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center at the University
of Texas, Mrs. Scarborough has established that James Walker
Fannin's guardian at the time he attended the United States
Military Academy at West Point was Abraham (Abram) B. Fan-
nin and not, as erroneously listed, Abram B. Fleming. Mrs. Scar-
borough has also received from the United States Military
Academy a copy of the record showing that Fannin resigned from
the Academy, rather than being discharged as had been reported.
Mr. J. F. Hinton has made a gift to the Association to commem-
orate the lifelong interest of Life Member J. I. Cartwright, Sr.,
of Terrell, Texas, in the promotion and preservation of Texas
Among the several letters received commending the July
Quarterly, perhaps none was more enthusiastic than the letter of
Robert Lee Bobbitt, former Attorney General of Texas, who now
offices in 200o Alamo National Building, San Antonio 5, Texas.
Attorney Bobbitt especially commended August Watkins Harris'
account dealing with Cass Gilbert's Old Library Building and
the Texas State Historical Association. Bobbitt was one of the
early users of the building during the time of his student days
from 1912 to 1916. He retains an affectionate regard for the
In the Missouri Historical Society Bulletin (Vol. XVI, No. 4,
July, 1960) appears an article by J. A. Dacus entitled "The
Comanches: An Ethnological Sketch," concerning the Indian
tribe whose former range extended over much of West Texas.
In his sketch, Mr. Dacus presents an interesting and concise ac-
count of the origin, distribution, relations, and peculiarities of
the Neum, a term meaning the first, or original man, which the
Comanches called themselves. Dacus relates both fact and fable
of this people, and includes two charming "lodge-fire" stories
handed down for generations by the Comanches.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961, periodical, 1961; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101190/m1/282/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.