The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946 Page: 22
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
fication be tentatively adopted and that the papers be arranged in
a. 1820-1824. The coming of the Americans.
b. 1824-1828. (1) Organization of Austin's Colony, (2) The Fredonian
c. 1828-1830. (1) Growth of the Colonies, (2) Development of hostile
feeling between Americans and Mexican authorities to the decree of April
d. 1830-1836. Growth of the revolutionary movement. [He then out-
lines a further subdivision of each topic.]
To separate the papers of the years 1820-1835 from the rest of the
Archives and to divide them into the above classes will require, I think,
about one month's work (6 hours per day). I recommend that Mr. E. W.
Winkler be employed for this purpose and that his compensation be fixed
at $60 per month (6 hours work per day).
If the work required more time, he urged the appointment
of Mr. Winkler for three months. Recapitulating, the cost was
to be $145 or $205, depending upon Mr. Winkler's employment
for one month or three months. Finally, he asked that the
"entire supervision of the work dealing with the period from
1820 to 1830 be entrusted to me."
He sent copies of this report to four members of the Board
of Regents - R. E. Cowart, Beauregard Bryan, T. S. Henderson,
and T. W. Gregory -and begged them to make the appropria-
tion promptly, because, as he said, he wanted to spend the whole
summer writing the first volume of his life of Austin. He got
the appropriation, the shelving was installed, and Mr. Winkler
was employed. Both the Austin Papers and the Bexar Archives
were now in Austin, and most of his notes were already taken
and organized, but the life of Austin did not proceed - and,
tragically, this was the last summer that Bugbee was to be
permitted to work.
Bugbee had now, in 1900, won national recognition among
historical scholars. He was listed in Who's Who in America; was
appointed to the Archives Commission of the American His-
torical Association, an honor and responsibility naturally gratify-
ing to a young scholar; the editor of the American Historical
Review, J. Franklin Jameson, asked him for a contribution;
and A. C. McLaughlin, chairman of the program committee,
begged him to read a paper at the December meeting of the
Association. Apparently the papers on slavery and the Bexar
Archives had attracted most attention. Jameson wrote asking
for some documentary material from the Bexar Archives, saying
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