The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 83, July 1979 - April, 1980 Page: 28
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
nole Negroes, and an account of a Civil War cavalry raid into Ken-
The city of San Antonio, where he spent a great deal of time in later
life, held a particular fascination for Affleck. He was among the first, if
not the first, to argue that the Veramendi Palace was never the residence
of royal Spanish Governors of Texas. An article by Affleck appearing
in the San Antonio Light and Gazette in January, 1910o, identified the
Governor's Palace as located on the west side of the military plaza in a
building that at the time housed the Mueller saloon.00
In spite of failing health and the loss of his eyesight, the old Civil
War veteran continued to study the history of Texas during the years
of the First World War. His last work was a poem, "Galveston," which
he dictated to his son in 1918. His last days were spent in the Confed-
erate Veterans' Home in Austin, where he died at the age of seventy-
five on April 18, 1919.
5.OManuscripts in possession of Thomas D. Affleck, Jr., Galveston.
6OSan Antonio Light and Gazette, Jan. 2, 9gio. Affleck did not confine his interest in
Texas's Spanish heritage to San Antonio. He wrote and studied about the missions in
East Texas as well. He strongly disagreed with Herbert Eugene Bolton about the loca-
tion of the first mission in East Texas. See Affleck to Bolton, Mexico City, Apr. 6, 1908.
Letter in possession of Thomas D. Affleck, Jr., Galveston.
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