A Texas Scrap-Book has been a most useful reference volume on Texas history since 1875. A much-needed index of over 6,000 entries has been incorporated into this new edition.
About the Author
Businessman DeWitt Clinton (D. W. C.) Baker (1832-1881) was born in Portland, Maine, and educated at Gorham Academy and Bowdoin College before eventually obtaining an apprenticeship in the printing business in Portland. Around 1850, he moved with his wife and nine children to Austin, Texas, where he worked in the drug business for several decades. During this time, he was not only appointed an official weather record keeper for the state but also served on the state school examining board and attempted to develop a public school system. An author of numerous poems, he is best known for his two book publications—A Brief History of Texas from Its Earliest Settlement in 1873 and A Texas Scrap-Book in 1875.