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    Mrs. Jonnie Lockhart Wallis and Laurance L. Hill [editors]. Sixty Years on the Brazos, The Life and Letters of Dr. John Washington Lockhart 1824-1900. Los Angeles: privately printed, 1930. Limited to 200 copies printed for relatives, descendants, and friends of Dr. John Washington Lockhart, this being number 78, inscribed to the wife of a prominent Dallas judge and signed by the author. 8vo. 336pp. Photographs, including portrait frontispiece. Full blue ribbed cloth with gilt shield and blind rules to front board; gilt-stamped leather title label to spine. Blue-gray endpapers. Gilt on front board rubbed considerably. A couple of moisture spots and light patches to front board; extremities lightly rubbed. Upper corners bumped. Binding very slightly cocked. Interior remarkably bright and clean. Very good.

    A collection of Dr. John Washington Lockhart's essays, originally published in the Galveston News between 1893 and 1900. Lockhart was a prominent physician and plantation owner in Washington County who had known many great Texans, including Sam Houston, Ashbel Smith, Jack Hays, Edward Burleson, and David G. Burnet. Jenkins notes that Lockhart's reminiscences about Houston -- who lived with the Lockharts when the Texas congress met at Washington-on-the-Brazos -- should be considered primary source material. Much on daily plantation life, pioneer medicine, camp meetings, frontier religion, Indian campaigns, etc.

    References: Basic Texas Books 128 ("one of the best sources for the social history of early Texas"). Dobie, p. 153. Howes W59.


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    "I doubt if any recently published memoir contains a comparable wealth of human detail pertaining to the noted characters of early Texas. The book is rich not only in biographical intimacies, but also in its reflections of pioneer social history, and in anecdotes characteristic of the men, the life, and the temper of the day" (J. Evetts Haley, quoted in Basic Texas Books).



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