Bool Reviews and Notices.
BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTICES.
The April number of the American Historical Review contains:
The Recantations of the Early Lollards, by Edward P. Cheyney;
Napoleon's Plans for a Colonial System, by William M. Sloane;
Holmes vs. Walton: The New Jersey Precedent, by Austin Scott;
The Search for the Venezuela-Guiana Boundary, by Geo. L. Burr;
and The Siege of Charleston; Journal of Captain Peter Russell,
The case of Holmes vs. Walton is believed by Mr. Scott to be the
earliest case in which the doctrine now generally accepted in Amer-
ica of judicial guardianship of organic law is distinctly affirmed.
Prof. F. L. Riley, of the University of Mississippi, has, in the
Publication of the Historical Society of Mississippi for 1899, an
interesting monograph, reviewing the scientific services of Sir Wil-
liam Dunbar, who settled in Mississippi in 1787, and of whom it
is stated that he helped to survey the boundary between Louisiana
and Mississippi; first directed the attention of the world to the
manufacture of cotton-seed oil; made a critical scientific study of
the Mississippi river and its Delta; and contributed much to the
scientific knowledge of other subjects.
The April number of the publications of the Southern History
Association is especially rich in Texas matter. Some Difficulties
of a Texas Empresario, by Lester G. Bugbee; and the Texas Expe-
dition Against Mier, by Thomas J. Green, being two of its four
articles. The Personnel of the North Carolina Convention of
1788, is of some importance, as one of the sources of the history
of that state and of the United States.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101015/. Accessed July 26, 2014.