The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 79
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Texas County Histories
to all except one. Likewise, I have omitted any listing of maps.
The possibilities for additional work with the newspapers and
maps seemed to me so great that rather than do a highly frag-
mentary piece of work, I have decided to leave those to others
who may make a more conclusive approach. Books and theses
dealing with the educational history of the counties have not
been included nor have the county legends and folk-lore stories
in the Texas Folk-Lore Publications been added. Although no
longer a part of Texas, Greer County items have been included;
Greer County is almost Texas irredenta. No assurance can be
given that the present list is definitive; information on many
items was furtive, and I have been limited by available sources;
in this connection it will be much appreciated if persons having
information supplementary to this list will write me fully as
to its nature.' Additional information secured may then be given
in revisions in possible subsequent printings.
The authors of the books on the list which follows have
frequently done well in preserving the best traditions of Texas
people--of virile, hard-working, Indian-fighting, courageous, and
sometimes provocative people-and it may only be hoped that
it may serve as a link for some of the present generation who,
in the words of old Pindar,
"Do match their noble ancestors in prowess of their own
And by their fruits commend the stock whence they themselves are
'In the preparation of this list I have received assistance in various
capacities from a large number of persons. In 1935 the work was started
on the basis of Mr. Earl Vandale's check list. Mr. Vandale has from time
to time given generously of his time and rich store of information regarding
Texana. The librarians of numbers of colleges and institutions have
assisted; especially should be mentioned those of North Texas Agricultural
College, The Library of Congress, and The University of Texas. Mr. E. W.
Winkler, Mrs. Marcelle Lively Hamer, Mr. J. V. Haggard, Miss Winnie
Allen, and Miss Opal Humphries deserve mention for special assistance.
Mr. Dudley R. Dobie, San Marcos, has been quite helpful; while from
Mr. John Wright, Dallas, I secured several items about which I had no
previous knowledge. Professor J. Frank Dobie, of The University of Texas,
has contributed several items to the list and has aided the work in many
ways. My wife, Mary Joe, has assisted with the checking and typing of
many bibliography lists. To all of the above persons, and to all others who
have in any way aided, I am deeply grateful.
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