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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of learning, both as an investigator and teacher." Professor
Osgood could not know how completely Bugbee would verify
his judgment at Texas.
One very definite hope that Professor Garrison had in mind
when Bugbee went to Columbia was that he might bring him
back to Texas with a suitable appointment in the History
Department. On February 10, 1895, he wrote that he thought
the way was opening; the regents--with some of whom he
had talked--were willing to give him badly needed assistance;
and the prospect was that the legislature, then in session,
would give the University a fairly generous appropriation.
Bugbee was to gather testimonials from the Columbia faculty
and from influential men in Texas and address them, but not
mail them, together with his application for an assistant
professorship, to Dr. Thomas D. Wooten, Chairman of the
Board of Regents. Garrison would tell him when to mail them.
He went on to say: "If this place be created and you get it,
I think it will suit you. The salary will hardly be less than
$1000.00, and I trust that it will be more." The governor vetoed
a portion of the appropriation, however, and prospects for the
new place were accordingly dimmed. On June 13, Garrison rather
apologetically asked whether Bugbee would accept a tutorship at
$600 a year if the regents decided that no more money could
be found; he did not advise him to accept, but evidently hoped
that he would. Bugbee received a telegram in Cambridge on
June 20, telling the decision of the regents: "Only tutorship
Six hundred dollars Will write Wait to hear." On July 14,
Garrison wrote from Chicago, whither he had gone to work
toward his own doctor's degree, advising Bugbee to accept:
"Even if you could get a better salary elsewhere in the mean-
time, which I have no doubt you could after looking around
a little, it would, I think, be to your interest to take the place
offered you at the University rather than to let another secure
a hold upon it together with whatever outcome there may be
in it." He broached the subject of division of the work in the
department, but left the final decision for a conference after
both of them returned to Austin. As to this question, Bugbee
took the courses in Ancient and Medieval History; while Gar-
rison retained those in Modern Europe, English History, and
American History. Ultimately, Bugbee took also the course in
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946, periodical, 1946; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146056/m1/18/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.