The Texas Almanac (1857-1873) 1st Ed. 1967
by James M. Day
The very first compendium of the historic Texas Almanac, 1967 published by the Davis Bros on Waco, Texas. Second printing in 2002.
Sam Houston read the Texas Almanac. More than a century later Governor John Connally wrote of the 1966-67 edition that it reflected "a true picture of Texas."
That faithful reflection of a vast region, it resources and people, for a hundred years and longer has made the Texas Almanac the greatest influence on Texas of any book ever written and published in the state.
This work represents one of the most complete reference books ever compiled. The length and nature of the material make it hard to describe - it is a veritable mountain of information. The original Texas Almanac was published by Willard Richardson in Galveston, Texas, from 1857 to 1873.
This volume was conceived one afternoon as Robert D. Davis (one half of the founding Davis Bros Printing Co in Waco TX), sat in his office extoling the virtues of the early volumes of the Texas Almanac. As conversation between the two brothers proceeded.
Obviously in a work like this something has to be omitted. The aim was to include those articles of significance to the general sweep of Texas history and with this in mind many specialized articles had to be cut. Nor could extensive footnotes be added because they would take as much space as the article, perhaps more. Thus, they have been kept to a minimum so that more of the original material could be included.
This first vol. took over 8 years to complete
Compiled & Authored by James Day
9.5 x 6.5 x 2, Weight" 2.5lbs, 792 Pages,
HB Cloth, Library Binding, No Jacket
Texas History, Statehood