The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944 Page: 61
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Valley, was not a wet one near Fredericksburg. Some student competent
in the technique of making tree-cores, and studying the seasonal con-
ditions from them, could get really interesting results from old live oaks
and mesquite trees in diverse parts of Texas. There is so much to do,
and so few who are to do it!
The Texas Almanac, started in 1857, has a distinguished
record in the field of Texas history. Published now by The
Dallas News, it is the oldest element in the corporate structure
known as the "oldest business institution in Texas." It is
next to impossible to give any adequate summary of a work
which is itself a high density condensation of Texas, but it can
be said here that the 1943-1944 Wartime Edition of the Alma-
nac meets in every way the high standards which have been
maintained for years by its editor, Stuart McGregor. The
sub-title describes this edition as: "A Reference Book on the Re-
sources, Industries, Commerce, History, Government, Popula-
tion and Other Subjects Relating to the Civic, Economic, and
Social Development of Texas"; it is a work of which the Texas
people and The News may jointly be proud; it will never cease
to be serviceable to Texas historians; and it is entirely timely in
giving the facts and figures of Texas in wartime.
The Houston Public Library, Houston, Texas, wishes price
quotation on the Virginia Historical Register, Vols. III, IV, and
V, and Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vols. I-IV.
Members interested in the history of Waller County will find
the following communication of interest:
I saw an editorial in The Houston Post, "Wanted: Historical Oracles."
There is an old Negro living near me whose mother was cook for the
Edwin Waller family and he grew up on the place. He is 90 or more
years of age, his eyesight is almost gone; but his memory is good, and
he can give you much information of this county in the early days.
THEO S. EHLERT.
Rt. 1, Box 79, Brookshire, Texas.
At the suggestion of Judge Hobart Huson of Refugio, the
Association is attempting to compile a list of all those persons
who are interested in or are considered "oracles" on the history
of a particular Texas county. Names and information should
be sent directly to the Association.
The record of present labor shortages in Texas and in the
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