The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941 Page: 133
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William Atherton DuPuy, 2707 Adams Hill Road, Washing-
ton, D. C., writes: "I got myself into a sort of a jam by arguing
with a magazine publisher that "Talent comes from Texas."
Half the glamour girls of Hollywood, I pointed out, are from
that state. Texans keep bobbing up everywhere. So he chal-
lenged me to build an article on that theme.
"I can get the theatrical people, the athletes, etc., but I am
wondering if I can make good on intellectuals, scientists, in-
ventors, that sort of thing. Would you be so good as to jot
down a list of such that come to your mind?
"I think I should indulge in a bit of dissertation on the racial
stocks that go to make up the folk of Texas. Basically, as I
understand it, they came mostly from other southern states
and were fundamentally old English-Scotch-Irish stock. There
was a degree of selection, I suppose, in sending the enterprising
spirits west. I wonder if there was anything in this that
tended to make the modern Texan a better man than the
fellow who stayed at home.
"Has anybody . . . made a study of the racial origins of
the people of Texas? Do you know of anything in print that
would give me a line on this theme ?"
Members of the Association are urged to write Mr. DuPuy
and supply him with information about Texas folk. If he went
too far out on a limb for us, it is now up to us to throw him
a rope on which to slide down to earth again.
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