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The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902

252 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTICES.
Since last reviewed in the QUARTERLY, The Land of Sunshine
(hereafter to be known as Out West) has printed another valuable
source for Southwestern history hitherto unpublished in English,
namely, the report made in 1632-3 by Father Fray Estivan de
Perea, successor to Benavides as Custodian of the Missions of New
Mexico, to the Commissary-General of New Spain, on the Perea
expedition to New Mexico and the state of the missions there. The
abbreviated title of the first part of the report (printed in the
November number), is the Truthful Report of the Magnificent
Conversion which has been had in New Mexico (Verdadera Rela-
cion, de la grandiosa Conversion que ha avido en el Nuevo Mexico).
The title of the second part (December number) is the Second
Report of the Magnificent Conversion which has been had in New
Mexico. As the editor comments, "this rare document advances by
nearly three years our knowledge of affairs in this important period
of the 'early history of New Mexicp."
The "Antiquities of Mexico," by Lord Kingsborough. A colla-
tion. By Rev. Edmond J. P. Schmitt. San Antonio, MCMI.
Pp. 22.
This is another piece of work that occupied the failing energies
of Father Schmitt during the period just previous to his death.,
It seemed to be his special desire to do what might be helpful to
other students, and this collation is a good example of the fruit
of such a spirit. It is a description of Lord Kingsborough's rare
work of a kind to enable one who has not access to the series of
volumes himself to judge as well as may be in such case of its con-
tents. Unfortunately, the notes were incomplete when the author
died; and the promise in the foreword to indicate, so far as he
could ascertain, "the locale, of copies of the work" remains unful-
filled.
Shortly after the collation had been placed in press Father
Schmitt died, and the work of editing it fell upon his friend, Miss
Adina de Zavala. The difficulties with which she had to contend

1See THE QUARTERLY, V 61-62.

Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101021/. Accessed September 30, 2014.