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Illustrated by Dorman and Toler. 093201268x. VG book in a Good To Good+ DJ in mylar tight Prev owner signature ffep, mild edgewear rest of text clean, DJ has sl edge browning corner wear and a closed tear frt face; Miss Ima is famous as a lady of stature, a philanthropist, and a governor' s daughter. She began life in 1882, in what was still basically a frontier state; 8vo; 144 pages.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 093201268X. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. The dust jacket is protected by a Brodart mylar cover. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. Most books shipped within 24 hours. All books mailed with Delivery Confirmation. Previous owner's gift inscription on the front fly-leaf. The dust jacket has been price-clipped. There is a bump on the top edge of the rear cover. Very good condition in very good dust jacket.; Black-and-white photographs; 8vo.; 144 pages.
Very Good+ in Very Good-dust jacket. 093201268x. Tight square mild edgewear no internal marks clean crisp supple pages DJ in mylar has some edgewear some minor edgecreasing and some closed tears; 0.8 x 9 x 6.1 Inches; 144 pages; Texas legend has it that James Stephen Hogg, Governor of Texas from 1890 to 1894, named his daughters Ima and Ura, but that is only half-true: there never was a Ura. Ima had three brothers, Will, Mike, and Tom. Ima Hogg, who was born in 1882 and died in 1975 at age 93, became a legend in her own right, and this book is her story. It is also the story of the extraordinary bond between a father and a daughter. James Stephen Hogg, who worked his way from a hardscrabble life in the piney woods of East Texas to the Governor's Mansion in Austin, was a giant in Texas politics, both literally (standing six feet three inches tall and weighing close to 300 pounds) and figuratively, as the champion of the "little people" against big business in the 1890s. He adored his daughter, and after his wife, Sallie Stinson Hogg, died of tuberculosis in 1895, Ima and her father drew even closer. Jim Hogg, a widower in his 40's with four children--Will, 20; Ima, 13, Mike, 10, and Tom, 8--left politics to practice law in Austin, and Ima became the "sunshine" of her father's household. While Ima attended the University of Texas and then studied music in New York City, ex-Governor Hogg pursued business interests, and was one of the early investors in the Texas oil boom after the Spindletop gusher in 1901. He was not a rich man when he died in 1906, but the old plantation he bought in Brazos County near West Columbia would eventually produce oil that would make Ima and her brothers wealthy. The Hogg children lived well, but they also devoted part of their time and money to the enrichment of the educational and cultural life of Texas. Will gave generously to the University of Texas, his alma mater, and to many other institutions, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Houston YMCA. “Miss Ima, ” as she was known (she never married), founded the Houston Symphony, served on the Houston School Board, established the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and restored several historic Texas buildings, including the house at the Varner-Hogg Historic Site, which had been her father's beloved country home. In 1966 she gave her own house, filled with the priceless Early American art and furniture she had collected, as the Bayou Bend Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Thousands of people visit Bayou Bend every year, and this book describes its history, as well as that of an extraordinary Texas woman. Ima Hogg: The Goverrnor's Daughter is number 20 in the Fred Rider Cotten Popular History Series.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. First Edition. Hardcover, dust jacket, 144 pp, b&w photo illustrations, slight fading and edgewear to price clipped jacket, else a clean and near fine copy. Protected in a Brodart cover.
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