The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 277
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omitted from the list and should be included. Recommend the
omission of subjects now listed which do not seem advisable.
Members are especially requested not to be unduly modest about
stating what topics there are about which they have special in-
formation. Feel perfectly free to make any and all recom-
mendations regarding the Handbook. Have some part in making
the Handbook the most complete encyclopedic account of in-
formation yet assembled on Texas.
The Star Engraving Company, Houston, Texas, through its
history-minded president, Roy J. Beard, has made a much
appreciated contribution to the Association. The gift consists
of seven large framed etchings, all dealing with Texas history
subjects. Two of the etchings, "Sam Houston" and "Stephen
F. Austin," are made from plates by Allen Philbrick, head of
the etching school of Chicago Art Institute. Pictures of mis-
sions and monuments of Texas include: the Alamo, Mission San
Jose, Mission Concepci6n, and two of the San Jacinto Battle
Ground. All of these are from plates by Bernhardt Wall, one of
America's leading historical etchers, who is mentioned in another
paragraph in this Texas Collection. The etchings have been
distributed in the various offices in Garrison Hall. The Austin
picture is over Dr. Barker's desk, and Dr. Webb has the Mission
Concepci6n on his wall. Some are to be hung in the Associa-
tion's office which is once more located in Garrison Hall 105.
The thanks of the Executive Committee are extended to the
Star Engraving Company for this splendid contribution to our
program for Texas history.
The Bowie knife illustration in the last Texas Collection
brought forth comment from R. V. Coleman, editor of the
Dictionary of American History, who is now working on the
Album of American History. In that enterprise he has been
seeking a good picture of a Bowie knife, concerning which he
says: "The Mexicans down the railroad between Dalhart and
El Paso used to make Bowie knives by swiping the steel table
knives that Fred Harvey supplied, wrapping string around the
handle, and sharpening both sides on the C. R. I. & G. grind-
stones. And did they work?"
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