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A. J. Sowell and 'Big Foot' Wallace

      The following bibliography is not exhaustive on the history of Seguin. However it is representative of the types of documents available in the Seguin-Guadalupe County Public Library, Los Nogales Museum, and the State and National Archives and Libraries. Many valuable documents remain in Seguin's library that were incorporated into this history but are not listed due to lack of space.


      Bauer, K. Jack. The Mexican War 1846-1848. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1974.

     _______________. Bicentennial Minutes of Seguin - Guadalupe County 1976. Seguin, 1976.

     Castaneda, Carlos Eduardo. A Report on the Spanish Archives. San Antonio: Yanaguana Society, 1937.

     Connor, Seymour V. and William C. Pool. Texas the 28th Star. Austin-Dallas; Graphic Ideas Inc., 1972.

De Cordova, Jacob. The Texas Immigrant and Traveler's Guide Book. Austin: De Cordova and Frazier, 1856.

     Duaine, Carl. The Dead Men Wore Boots, An Account of the 32nd Texas Volunteer Cavalry, CSA, 1862-1865, Austin: The San Felipe Press, 1966.

     Fagan, Brian M. The Great Journey. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987.

     Leckie, William H. The Buffalo Soldiers. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.

     Fehrenbach, T.R. Lone Star. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1985.

     Fitzsimon, Reverend Laurence J. History of Seguin. San Antonio: C.H. Jackson Directory Company, 1938.

     Harris, Mrs. Edwin M., ed. Historic Homes-The Charm of Seguin. Seguin: Seguin Conservation Society, 1986.

     Hoffmann, Fritz Leo. transl. Diary of the Alarcon Expedition into Texas 1718-1719 by Fray Francisco Celiz. Los Angeles: The Quivira Society, 1935.

     King, Edward and J. Wells Champney. Texas: 1874. Houston: Cordovan Press, 1974.

     Newcomb, W.W. Jr. The Indians of Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1961.

     Nichols, James Wilson. Now You Hear My Horn. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967.

     Olmstead, Frederick Law. A Journey Through Texas. New York: Dix, Edwards and Company, 1857.

     Richardson, Rupert N.; Ernest Wallace, and Adrian N. Anderson. Texas The Lone Star State. New Jersey: Prentice-hall, Inc., 1981.

     Sowell, A.J. Rangers and Pioneers of Texas. San Antonio: Shepard Bros. and Co., 1884.

     Sowell, A.J. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas. 2 vols. Austin: The Texas Historical Association, 1952.

     Tiling, Moritz. History of the German Element in Texas From 1820-1850. Houston, the author, 1913.

     Wallace, Ernest, and David M. Vigness, ed. Documents of Texas History. Austin: The Steck Company, 1963.

     Webb, Walter Prescott, and H.B. Carroll, eds. The Handbook of Texas. 2 vols. Austin: The Texas Historical Association, 1952.

     Weinert, Willie Mae. An Authentic History of Guadalupe County. Seguin: The Seguin Enterprise, 1951.

     Welch, June Rayfield. Governors of Texas.Wiederaenders, A.G. Coming of Age. San Antonio: Paul Anderson Company, 1978.


     Brawner, Ann. Guadalupe College: A Case History in Negro Higher Education 1884-1936. Master's Thesis, Southwest Texas State University, May 1980.

     Hauser, Vincent. The Concrete Era of Seguin Texas. Manuscript, 1980.

     Jeffries, Iris P. The Friends of the Seguin-Guadalupe County Library: History and Analysis, 1954-1966. Master's Thesis, University of Texas at Austin, May 1967.

     Jones, Betty Jean. Joshua and the House He Built. Master's Thesis, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, August 1970.

     Lebens, Nancy E. Historical Significance of Seguin's Downtown Commercial District. Essay, Colgate University, 1980.

     Moellering, Max Arwerd. A History of Guadalupe County, Texas. Master's Thesis, University of Texas, Austin, 1938.

     Ulbrict, Mrs. H.A. (Bess). The Hospitals of Seguin. Unpublished notes for a manuscript, Seguin, 1987.


     Chipman, Donald E. In Search of Cabeza de Vaca's Route Across Texas; An Historiographical Survey. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 2 (October 1987), 127-148.

     Gesick, John. Tonkawas - Vain, but not Warlike. Texas Connections 2 (June 1985), 6.

     Gesick, John. Portrait of a Texan With the Right Stuff. Texas Connections 7 (December 1984).

     Gesick, John. Early Explorers Guided by Paths of Rivers. Texas Connections 3 (August 1984), 12.

     _______________. LULAC Golden Anniversary 1929-1979. Corpus Christi: Baldwin Printing Company, 1979.

     Rather, Ethel Zively. De Witt's Colony. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 2 (October 1904), 127-148.


     Ball Junior-Senior High School Handbook, The Purple and Gold. 1960-1965.

     Comingore, B.J. Tour Seguin. 1986.

     Comingore, B.J. A Little Seguin History. 1987.

     Cricket Chirps. 1927,1944-1945,1950-1951,1953-1954,1934,1935, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s.

     Guadalupe Gazette. 1916-1944.

     May, Arthur Director Co. The Homeseeker's Guide.: 1896.

     Seguin Enterprise. 1975-1979.

     Seguin High School Student Handbook. 1987-1988.

     Seguin Gazette. 1945-September 1979.

     Seguin Gazette-Enterprise. 1979-1988.

     Texas Lutheran College Catalog. 1987-1988.

     The Seguin Conservation Society. One Hundred Years-The Guadalupe County Fair. 1983.

     The Matador Yearbook. Seguin High School. 1946, 1967, 1969, 1980, 1982.

     Weinert, Willie Mae. Seguin Fire Department 1877-1949. 1949.


     City Charters and Revised Ordinances. 1909, 1952, 1971 (rev.) 1986.

     Connor, John. A Report on the Seguin Parks and Recreation Department. May 1984.

     Guadalupe County Program Building Committee. Guadalupe County Long Range County Program. Rev.1978. Located in the Guadalupe County Agricultural Extension Service.

     Record of Deeds, vol. A. p. 113, Gonzales County. Agreement of James Campbell, Arthur Swift, Matthew Caldwell, to pay Joseph S. Martin a promissory note for the land upon which Walnut Springs would be founded. Located in the Gonzales County Court-house.1838.

     Record of Deeds. vol. A. p. 263 Gonzales County. Contract for laying of the Walnut Springs townsite. Located in the Gonzales County Courthouse. 1839.

     Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Schedule I (Free Inhabitants). Located in the National Archives.

     _____________. The First Minute Book of the City of Seguin. 1839. Located in the State Archives.

     Seguin and Guadalupe County Chamber of Commerce. Manufacturers Guide. February 1987.

     The Texas Historical Records Survey Division of Professional Services Project Works Progress Administration. Inventory of the County Archives no. 94 Guadalupe County (Seguin). 1939. Located in the State Archives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Archives.

     The Historical Records Survey Texas Program Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Projects Administration of Texas. A Union List of Newspaper Files Available in Offices of Publishers, Libraries, and a Number of Private Collections. 1941. Located at the San Jacinto Museum of History and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Archives.

     Texas Highway Department District 15. Guadalupe County Transportation Study Report no. 1 1972-1990. 1973.

     The Historical Commission. Historical Markers Inscription, Schumannsville Cemetery. 1987.

     Texas Historical Commission. Historical Markers Inscription, Black Education in Seguin. 1987.

     Texas Historical Commission. Historical Markers Inscription, The Navarro Ranch. 1986.

     Texas Historical Commission. Historical Markers Inscription, The Campbell Log Cabin. 1979.

     Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Sebastopol State Historic Structure. 2 vols. 1983.


E. John Gesick, Jr. holds a B. A. degree from Texas A&I and a Master's degree from Boston University. He has written a number of articles on Texas History and has lectured on Texas History at Texas Lutheran College and Seguin High School.

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