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A recent issue of the Southwest Review gives an account of some phases of the life of William Douglas Wallach (1812-71), noted editor of the Washington Evening Star (1853-67), and at an earlier period (1838-45) surveyor and newspaper editor in Texas. To an historian of scientific work and exploration in Early Texas, the career of Wallach is of especial interest. Almost the first hydrographic work on inland coast-wise waters of the State was done by Wallach in his survey of part of Matagorda Bay, 1839 (at the request and expense of the Board of Aldermen of Matagorda.

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