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ginia" is continued; and new documents appear under the titles of
"Calhoun and Secession," "The Hero of the Alamo," and "Rea-
sons Against the Trial of Jefferson Davis." The first of these new
documents is a letter from Calhoun to Judge Collin S. Tarpley, of
Mississippi, dated July 9, 1849; under the second title the editor
has grouped several letters concerning the expulsion of the Mexi-
can garrison from Anahuac in the summer of 1835 by W, B.
Travis; and the third takes the form of a letter from Hon. John
H. Reagan to Maj. Geo. W. White, dated November 8, 1865.
Year Book for Texas, 1901. Compiled by C. W. Raines, State
Librarian. Austin: Gammel Book Company. 1902. 8vo, pp.
436, illustrated; cloth.
To convey a comprehensive idea of this book would necessitate
the reprinting of its index. A sub-title, however, gives a general
classification of its subjects into, "Public Officials and Departments
under the Republic and State, Institutions, Important Events,
Obituaries of Distinguished Dead, Industrial Development, Statis-
tics, Biographical Sketches, and History never before Published."
All the matter is arranged alphabetically, so that it is easily acces-
sible, and Judge Raines's name on the title page is sufficient guar-
antee of the painstaking care with which the data have been pre-
pared. In this connection it should be noted that all of his depart-
mental, institutional, and statistical sketches have been compiled
directly from the official records, filed in the various State depart-
ments. Succeeding issues of the Year Book will not contain so
much departmental and institutional history, and it is expected
that the space thus gained will be given to the publication of rare
documents on Texas history.

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