“When she wrote Interwoven, Sallie Reynolds Matthew’s modest intention was a family history for her children and their children. The book, however, became more than a clan chronicle and, from the day of its publication in 1936, found a host of interested readers other than Mrs. Matthew’s descendants. It is now well established as a basic source of information for research in the history of the Texas frontier.” Introduction by Robert Nail, Interwoven, 1958 edition.
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Coronado’s Children, Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest
The dream of Coronado, to find untold riches in the New World, did not die over the ensuing years even though no golden cities were found. Coronado’s children are the seekers for lost mines and lost treasure in the American West.
J. Frank Dobie built this compilation of tales over a span of 10 years, drawing from his Legends of Texas, issued in 1924 as volume III of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society.
“This is the best work ever written on hidden treasure, and one of the most fascinating books on any subject to come out of Texas.” John H. Jenkins Basic Texas Books.
The Life of Stephen F. Austin, Founder of Texas, 1793 -1836
This work is the first biography of Stephen F. Austin and, by all counts, the most significant to date. Billed by the publisher as “the first lengthy biography of the man who gave his life for Texas”, this work is 550 pages of insight into the life and trials of the founder of Anglo-American Texas. The author spent 25 years researching and writing this book, becoming increasingly convinced that Stephen F. Austin had not yet been justly recognized for his immense contribution to the State of Texas. This work is an invaluable addition to the story of Texas and Western Expansion.