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New Acquisitions for December 2011

January 19, 2012
Mary Rock Title Page

Manuscript Collections:

Additions:

  • MS 104 San Antonio Junior Forum records, 0.15 linear feet.

University Archives: 

None.

Rare Books: 9 items [December title list]

Highlights:

Mary Rock: or My Adventures in Texas, by Percy B. St. John (circa 1860).
Fictionalized descriptions of travel in Texas by an English writer who had traveled in the American West and was known for his stories set in Texas, Florida, and St. Louis, Missouri.  This work includes chapters describing the San Saba gold mines, Galveston Island, the Brazos, the Texas Revolution, and Indians in Texas.

Hints to the Homebuilder by Walter J. Keith (circa 1905).
A short, 16 page pamphlet including plans, views, and drawings, as well as advertisements for a number of architecture books (also written by Keith).

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