The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 65, July 1961 - April, 1962 Page: 576
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Phi Alpha Theta and Pi Sigma Alpha, and is a Fellow of the
Texas State Historical Association. While a student at the Uni-
versity of Texas from 1946 to 1958 he was employed as an editorial
assistant for the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and the Junior
Historian. In 1958 he became archivist of the Texas State Library,
and in 196o he was named archivist of the University of Texas
Library. Winfrey received his Ph.D. degree in history from the
University of Texas in January, having completed his doctoral
dissertation on Julien Sidney Devereux, a noted early Texan
who owned the well known Monte Verdi plantation in south-
western Rusk County. He has also edited three volumes of Texas
Indian Papers, I825-x859, and was author of the recently pub-
lished History of Rusk County, winner of an award of merit from
the American Association for State and Local History.
On Saturday, October 28, 1961, the Grand Masonic Lodge of
Texas donated to the State an exact model of the statue of Sam
Houston which is located in the Grand Lodge building in Waco
(picture opposite page 260, Southwestern Historical Quarterly,
LXV). The presentation ceremony occurred in the display hall
of the new Archives and Library building where the statue is
located. Presenting the statue in behalf of the Grand Lodge was
Lee Lockwood of Waco, Past Grand Master of Texas Masons.
Governor Price Daniel accepted for the State of Texas and Senator
George Moffett of Chillicothe made a dedicatory speech. Relatives
of Sam Houston present were introduced as were members of the
Texas Library and Historical Commission. Also present for this
first official ceremony in the new Archives and Library building
were 137 historians, Masons, and other interested persons.
The statue was begun by Raoul Jossef of Italy, who died before
completing the work. The statue was finished by Artist Guild of
Italy, as is customary in that country. The RAO engarved on the
front of the statue shows the amount of work done by Artist Raoul
before his death.
The Confederate cotton clad gunboat Josiah H. Bell, which
took part in the Southern naval victory off Sabine Pass on January
21, 1863, has recently been located in the Sabine River near
Orange. It was sunk there in i865 to keep it out of Union hands
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