The materials for this study are found for the most part in manuscript and newspaper collections in the Latin American and Eugene C. Barker Texas History libraries of the University of Texas, the Texas State Archives, the General Land Office in Austin, the Rosenberg Library at Galveston, the San Jacinto Museum of History, the National Archives in Washington, and in transcripts from the National Archives of Mexico, the State Archives of Coahuila at Saltillo, and the archives of Béxar, Laredo, and Matamoros.
Grateful acknowledgment is due to the custodians of the collections enumerated for courteous and considerate assistance, and especially to the late Miss Harriet Smither, long-time State Archivist; Miss Winnie Allen, retired Archivist, The University of Texas Library; the late Mr. E. W. Winkler, former Librarian and later Bibliographer of the University of Texas Library; the late Mr. E. R. Dabney, former Custodian of the Newspaper Collection, The University of Texas Library; Mrs. B. Brandt, former Assistant State Archivist; Miss Llerena Friend, Librarian, Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center, The University of Texas Library; and Mrs. Lavelle Castle of the Cushing Memorial Library of The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. I am also much indebted to my wife (Mrs. Eleanor Hanover Nance) for the preparation of the maps.
JOSEPH MILTON NANCE
College Station, Texas