The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 313

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Of the Texas cowboys included within this volume are Andy
Adams, the most famous of cowboy authors; Will Rogers, who
punched cows in the Panhandle; and John Benjamin Kendrick,
the Texas cowboy who became governor of and United States
senator from Wyoming.
Law and politics are represented by Thomas Watt Gregory,
attorney general under Woodrow Wilson; Robert Lynn Batts,
United States circuit judge; and Joseph Weldon Bailey, United
States senator.
Architects included in this volume who did work in Texas are
Cass Gilbert, who designed the Old Library Building at The
University of Texas, and John Lawrence Mauran, who designed
the Rice Hotel in Houston and the Galvez Hotel in Galveston.
In letters are the iconoclast William Cowper Brann and
Dorothy Scarborough, author of The Wind.
Scientists who worked in Texas are the paleontologist James
William Gidley, who unearthed a herd of Equus scotti on the
Great Plains, and the topographical engineer, John James Abert,
who charted the Panhandle.
Railroad men include Robert Scott Lovett, who became presi-
dent of both the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific, and
William H. Newman, traffic manager for the Missouri Pacific.
Workers among farmers' cooperatives are Christopher Otto
Moser, who was active in Texas, and Charles Simon Barrett, who
observed such cooperatives in Rains County.
The volume includes also two who were not Texans but
whose work interpreted Texas as well as the region in which
they worked and who are widely known in Texas; Mary Austin
and Eugene Manlove Rhodes.
Among the Texans who wrote sketches are Sam Acheson,
E. Merton Coulter, A. G. Mallison, David M. Potter, and Charles
S. Potts.
Austin, Texas
Behind the Lines in the Southern Confederacy. By Charles W.
Ramsdell. Edited with a Foreword by Wendell H. Stephen-
son. Baton Rouge (Louisiana State University Press), 1944.
Pp. xxi + 136. $2.00.
The extensive Foreword has important explanations about
this posthumous publication of the initial Fleming Lectures in


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