Clements Center Publications

Library of Texas

The Library of Texas is a series of new editions of important firsthand accounts of nineteenth-century Texas, initiated to fill a need for well-introduced, well-indexed, and well-made editions of classic books. A noted scholar has written a full introduction to each volume, and the books are produced to high typographic standards. They are uniform in size, yet distinctive in design, printed on acid-free paper and bound in attractive, enduring materials. The Library of Texas books are both handsome and useful, to be read with confidence and pleasure for generations.

The Library of Texas was launched in 1991 by Tom Taylor, the premier printer in Texas.  In 1996, The Library of Texas moved to SMU, where it is published jointly by the DeGolyer Library and the Clements Center for Southwest Studies (with assistance from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation).


CO-EDITORS
Andrew R. Graybill and Russell L. Martin

ADVISORY BOARD
Alwyn Barr, Randolph "Mike" Campbell, James E. Crisp, Frank de la Teja, Arnoldo de León, Glen S. Ely, David Farmer, Virginia and Jenkins Garrett, Don Graham, Benjamin H. Johnson, Sam Haynes, Paul Lack, Paula Mitchell Marks, Timothy Matovina, Char Miller, and Tom Taylor


Library of Texas Volumes include the following books.  To request more information or to purchase, please contact the DeGolyer Library. 

Coleman, Robert

Houston Displayed, or, Who Won the Battle of San Jacinto

Edited by Stephen Hardin

1st ed. 1837

Forthcoming DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU

Davis, Richard Harding

The West from a Car Window

Edited by Char Miller

1st ed. 1892

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 2006

Domenech, Emmanuel

Missionary Adventures in Texas and Mexico: A Personal Narrative of Six Years Sojourn in Those Regions

Edited by Michael Pasquier

1st French ed. 1857, published in Paris as Journal d'un missionnaire au Texas et au Mexique;  1st English ed. published by London: Longmon, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberst, 1858

Forthcoming DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU

Gray, William Fairfax

The Diary of William Fairfax Gray, from Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837

Edited by Paul D. Lack

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 1997

Now available online!

Green, Thomas Jefferson

Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier

Edited by Sam Haynes 

1st. ed. 1845

Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1993

Now available online!

Houstoun, Matilda Charlotte

Texas and the Gulf of Mexico

Edited by Marilyn McAdams Sibley

Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991.

Kendall, George Wilkins

Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition

Edited by Gerald D. Saxon and William B. Taylor

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 2004

Lane, Walter Paye

Adventures and Recollections of Gen. Walter P. Lane, A San Jacinto Veteran, with Sketches of the Texian, Mexican and Late Wars with Several Indian Fights Thrown In

Edited by Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr.

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 2000

Moore, Edwin W.

Texas Navy: To the People of Texas.

Edited by Jonathan Jordan

1st ed. 1843

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 2011

Morfí, Fray Juan Agustín de

A Forgiving Land:  Diary and Route of Travel Through Northern Mexico to Texas, 1777-1781

Edited by Eugenio del Hoyo and Malcolm D. McLean.  Translated in English for the first time by Malcolm D. McLean and Félix D. Almaráz, Jr

1st Spanish ed. 1967, published as Diario y derrotero (1777-1781)

Forthcoming DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU

Olmsted, Frederick Law

A Journey through Texas, or a Saddle-Trip on the Western Frontier

Edited by Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 2004

Rankin, Melinda

Twenty Years Among the Mexicans: A Narrative of Missionary Labor

Edited by Miguel Ángel González Quiroga and Timothy Bowman.

1st ed. 1875

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 2008

Reséndez, Andrés

A Texas Patriot on Trial in Mexico:  José Antonio Navarro and the Texas Santa Fe Expedition

Edited and translated by Andres Resendez

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 2005

Steinert, William

North America, Particularly Texas in the year 1849, a Travel Account...

Translated from the German by Gilbert J. Jordan. Edited by Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 2003

Paperback reprint available

DeGolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU, 2004