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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The Association will hold its eighty-ninth annual meeting in Fort
Worth, February 28-March 2, 1985.
The annual conference of the Society for Historians of the Early
Republic will be held July 20 and 21 in Indianapolis this year. Fur-
ther information is available from Ruth Bogin, Pace University, 3
Brook Lane, Great Neck, N.Y. 11023.
The second annual Women's West Conference on the role of women
in the history of the West will be held in Park City, Utah, July 11 to
14. Contact the Institute of the American West, P.O. Box 656, Sun
Valley, Idaho 83353-
The Barker Texas History Center at the University of Texas, Aus-
tin, has recently acquired three collections. Ms. Cornelia Hood of Fort
Worth has donated thirteen letters pertaining to the life of George C.
Childress, the author of the Texas Declaration of Independence. This
collection, spanning the years 1828 to 1859, consists largely of letters
between Childress and his wife, Rebecca. In addition to information
regarding travel on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and in the Gulf
of Mexico, economic conditions in the antebellum South, and Galves-
ton in 1841, the letters provide evidence of the advancing psychologi-
cal depression of George Childress, who committed suicide in 1841.
The second acquisition consists of forty-three manuscripts related to
the activities of Texas colonizers James Power and James Hewetson
during the years 1824-1835. In addition to providing information
on the Mexican government's concern over the advance of Anglo-
American settlement, this collection documents Indian disturbances,
activities at the Refugio and Espiritu Santo missions, and relations be-
tween the Power-Hewetson and the Martin de Le6n colonies. The
Samuel Henry Starr Papers (1848-1854) make up the third collection,
consisting of letters written by Starr to his wife, Eliza, from several
frontier locations where he served as an officer in the United States
dragoons. A photograph of Starr and news clippings related to his mili-
tary career are also included in the collection.
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