The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 276

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T HE BIGGEST news on the historical home front is that the
Association will publish J. Evetts Haley's forthcoming
book to be entitled: Charles Schreiner: General Merchandise.
This is the story of a country store, opened at Kerrville, in the
Hill Country, on Christmas Day in 1869, and today still a
country store and one of the strongest business institutions
in the state. It is to be a five-star book: the subject Captain
Charles Schreiner, Texas Ranger, frontiersman, cattleman,
sheepman, enterpriser, and merchant; text by Evetts Haley,
Texas writer unexcelled; illustrations by Harold Bugbee, dis-
tinguished artist; printing by Carl Hertzog, leading craftsman
in the typographical arts in the state; and publication by the
oldest learned society in Texas. This is the background against
which will be pictured an epoch of Texas history, the men and
women who made the store, and the romantic green and rocky
Hill Country. Haley has never done a finer job of writing-
every sentence is a literary gem. Bugbee's illustrations are
numerous and flavorsome. Hertzog, who somehow always man-
ages to fit his type to subject, has unearthed some shaded
"horse and buggy" type which reproduces the 1869 billheads
of the Charles Schreiner store.
The book will be released on Christmas Eve, the seventy-
fifth anniversary of the opening of the store. The edition will
be limited and a treasured possession for all time to come.
The Tentative Check-List of Subjects for The Handbook of
Texas is now in galley proof. Delays in printing are many now,
and no assurance can be given as to when the list will be ready
for distribution, but it should be in the mails in October or
November. A copy will be sent to each member of the Associa-
tion. "The Handbook is to be the product of the whole people
of Texas." There is no member of the Association who can-
not render a service on the Handbook. When the list arrives,
check the topics listed carefully. Notify the office what person
or persons should write on a certain topic; name more than
one person where possible. State what subjects have been

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