A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 143
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THE CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS 143
Mrs. J. W. Carter. This club is very active and
great interest is taken by its members in the work
they have outlined for themselves.
Perhaps the most interesting of the women's
clubs in Houston is the Current Literature Club,
which was organized in 1899 by Mrs. Si Packard.
The club was originally organized for the purpose
of reading current novels and light literature, but
the members soon grew ambitious and more substantial
books were taken up and discussed, until today
the club represents through its members the
cultured literary taste of Houston.
The Houston Pen Womens' Association was organized
in 1906 by eighteen ladies who met at the
residence of Mrs. William Christian for the purpose
of forming an association composed of ladies engaged
in newspaper and literary work. Mrs. Elizaabeth
Strong Tracy was chosen as the first president
and Mrs. Dancey as first secretary. The membership
consists of historians, poets, authors, journalists
and newspaper workers and the association has
been wonderfully successful, showing a consistent
growth and influence ever since the day of its organization.
A Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution was organized in Houston in 1899 by
Mrs. Seabrook W. Sydnor, who had been appointed
regent by the general organization. The chapter
took the names of Lady Washington Chapter. The
organization has been in active operation since its
organization and has accomplished a great deal in
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/159/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .