Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Section 7

Speeches, Poetry, and Fiction

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Baker, Rollin Harold. Alleyton Acts. Eagle Lake: The Wogggly Press, 2003. 170 pages. One of four volumes, printed in extremely limited numbers in January 2003, which contains three of the author's novellas set in and/or concerning fictional characters from Alleyton. This title contains: Alleyton South (set in 1910, copyrighted January 17, 2002), Alleyton Deer (set in 1913, copyrighted December 14, 1998), and Alleyton Rejects (set in 1920, copyrighted January 22, 2001).  Call # TR BAK

Baker, Rollin Harold. Alleyton Adventures. Eagle Lake: The Wogggly Press, 2003. 160 pages. One of four volumes, printed in extremely limited numbers in January 2003, which contains three of the author's novellas set in and/or concerning fictional characters from Alleyton. This title contains: Alleyton Larceny (set in 1874, copyrighted May 1, 2001), Alleyton Prodders (set in 1876, copyrighted August 13, 1998), and Alleyton Feuds (set in 1900, copyrighted May 29, 2001).  Call # TF BAK

Baker, Rollin Harold. Alleyton Intrigues. Eagle Lake: The Wogggly Press, 2003. 168 pages. One of four volumes, printed in extremely limited numbers in January 2003, which contains three of the author's novellas set in and/or concerning fictional characters from Alleyton. This title contains: Alleyton Scalawags (set in 1904, copyrighted September 18, 2001), Alleyton Action (set in 1906, copyrighted May 11, 2002), and Alleyton Cares (set in 1909, copyrighted June 24, 2002). Call # TF BAK

Baker, Rollin Harold. Alleyton Settlers. Eagle Lake: The Wogggly Press, 2003. 209 pages. One of four volumes, printed in extremely limited numbers in January 2003, which contains three of the author's novellas set in and/or concerning fictional characters from Alleyton. This title contains: Alleyton Cotton (set in 1863, copyrighted February 6, 1996), Alleyton Cattle (set in 1866, copyrighted August 16, 1996), and Alleyton Trail (set in 1868, copyrighted May 5, 1997). Alleyton Cotton (under the title Alleyton) was serialized in the Eagle Lake Headlight in 1996.  Call # TR BAK


Baker, Rollin Harold. Lavaca Home. Hallettsville: Old Homestead Publishing Company, 2004. 255 pages. The author turns his attention to Lavaca County, at the request of his publisher.  *

Baker, Rollin Harold. Lavaca West. Hallettsville: Old Homestead Publishing Company, 2004. 202 pages. *

Baker, Rollin Harold. Lavaca Tales. Hallettsville: Old Homestead Publishing Company, 2004. 194 pages.  *

Baker, Rollin Harold. Lavaca Roots. Hallettsville: Old Homestead Publishing Company, 2004. 203 pages. *

Baker, Rollin Harold. Lavaca Reunion. Hallettsville: Old Homestead Publishing Company, 2005. 96 pages.  *

Baker, Rollin Harold. Coastal Prairie Adventure. Hallettsville: Old Homestead Publishing Company, 2005. 146 pages.  *

Baker, Rollin Harold. Long Trail to Texas. Hallettsville: Old Homestead Publishing Company, 2005. 197 pages.  *

Baker, Rollin Harold. Prairie Challenge. Hallettsville: Old Homestead Publishing Company, 2005. 205 pages.  *

Baker, Rollin Harold. Lavaca Goal. Hallettsville: Old Homestead Publishing Company, 2005. 207 pages.  *

Bradford, T. Virginia. Sallie Scull On the Texas Frontier Phantoms on Rio Turbio. San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1952. 182 pages. Perfectly dreadful, highly fictionalized account of a famous early Colorado County character. Happily, there is nothing about the county in it.*

Columbus Civic Club. Treasured Thoughts of My Friends. Columbus: Colorado Citizen, [1909]. [54] pages. A booklet of quotations from literature and other sources provided by local citizens. GA T-2 File 132

Cook, Richard V. An Address on the Education and Influence of Woman; Delivered Before the Sabbath School Union, in the Lutheran Church, January 11, 1858. Columbus: Colorado Citizen, 1858. 20 pages. Speech by a Columbus attorney and future Confederate army captain.

Darden, Fannie Amelia Dickson. "The Writings of Fannie Amelia Dickson Darden." Compiled by Bill Stein and Jayne Easterling. Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, volume 9, number 3, September 1999, pp. 131-194. A catalog of all the known prose and poetry produced by the Columbus writer Fannie Darden, with reprints of much of the work.

Dunovant, Adelia A. A Paper. Houston: Gulf Messenger Print, c. 1905. 7 pages. Speech by an active Colorado County woman’s club member, of value for what it reveals about her character.  *

Dunovant, William. In Memory of R. E. Lee. An Address Delivered by Capt. William Dunovant Before the R. E. Lee Chapter, U. D. C., and the Dick Dowling Camp, U. C. V., in Houston, Texas, January 19th, 1898. 1898. 14 pages. Speech by a prominent Eagle Lake plantation owner, who was also a Civil War veteran.*

Simpson, Friench. A Study of Nature and Other Poems. 1900. 65 pages. Poetry by a Columbus banker.  Call # VLT

Simpson, Friench, translator. Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. Houston: J. V. Dealy Company, 1909. 187 pages. Second literary effort by the Columbus banker, who had moved to Hallettsville by the time the book was published.  *

Small, David. Ruby Mae Has Something To Say. New York: Crown Publishers, 1992. [32] pages. Children's book about a woman from Nada, written by a man from Michigan who may not have known that such a place existed.  Call # E SMA

Tendick, Robert Peter. Speech of Hon. R. P. Tendick on Immigration, Delivered in the Senate of the State of Texas, April 19, 1871. [1871]. Remarks by a Colorado County Republican State Senator opposing immigration from Africa.*

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Vaughan, Vivian. Texas Dawn. New York: Zebra Books, 1990. 384 pages. Lurid romance novel set in Alleyton and along the cotton trail during the Civil War.  *

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Wall, Judith Henry. My Mother’s Daughter. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000. 431 pages. Reasonably impressive novel concerning a fictional Columbus family and their numerous trials and tribulations over a few decades.*