The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965 Page: 376
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
ticed eye for rare editions. He was especially zealous as a biblio-
phile in searching for all editions of books by authors who had
influenced his own writing, notably W. H. Hudson, the British
naturalist and author, and R. B. Cunninghame Graham, British
travel and story writer and historian. He also collected books on
the desert and the Arab world, books on England, Mexico, and
Texas, and examples of fine printing and the other arts of book-
Dobie's art collection included the original illustrations for
many of his books drawn by Tom Lea, Ben Carlton Mead, and
others, as well as about one hundred seventy paintings and twelve
large bronzes, mostly by Southwestern artists. He also owned many
relics, artifacts, and mementos. His beloved "paisano" is present
in a variety of media.
Perhaps the most important material in the Dobie Collection,
however, is the manuscript and correspondence section which
provides insight into the author's creative processes. It can be
made even more valuable by the addition of letters written by
Dobie to his friends and professional associates.
The University, as the official repository for Dobie materials,
is receiving all types of gifts that will make the Dobie Collection
as nearly complete as possible. Each addition will help to make
the Dobie Room the place he himself described more than twenty-
five years ago: "It would be something that belonged to Texas, out
of the past and for the delight of the future. It would be an ex-
pression of The University of Texas and beyond the expression
of a first class university. It would become a corner forever
Texas." Gifts for the Dobie Room may be sent to R. Henderson
Shuffler, Director, Texana Programs, University of Texas, Austin,
Hurricane Isbell has come and gone in mid-October of 1964,
and with great consideration for this state, did no damage to
Texas. This note is entered merely to call attention to the fact
that this product of the tropics might, in a small way, also mark
the time of the Presidency of the Association of George Isbell of
San Antonio. Unfortunately, a San Antonio broadcaster an-
nounced how incensed he was that the hurricane was not named
"Isabell" as he had never heard of the name Isbell. There will,
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965, periodical, 1965; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101198/m1/447/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.