Book Reviews and Notices.
Charles Porterfield (continued); Southern Political Views, 1865
(concluded) ; Early Quaker Records in Virginia (to be continued) ;
An Old-Time Merchant in South Carolina, by Kate Furman, and
The Spaniards in the South and Southwest, by Stephen B. Weeks.
THE QUARTERLY has received an interesting and valuable bro-
chure of 44 pages entitled Vida y Obras de Don Jose Fernando
Ramirez, by Don Luis Gonzalez Obreg6n, M. S. A. This brief
sketch of the life of the distinguished jurist, historian, and man of
letters, who found it possible, in spite of the storms of his political
career, to do so much for the cause of sound learning in Mexico, is
told with evident sympathy by Sefior Gonzalez Obreg6n. It is a
pathetic story to tell-how Ramirez toiled for a life time in form-
ing a library of inestimable value, only for it to be sold in London
after his death. It has been scattered to the four winds, but there
is warrant for the faith that most of it has passed to appreciative
owners. This is certainly true of so much of it as has fallen into
the hands of Mr. Edward E. Ayer, of Chicago.
The latter half of the pamphlet contains a bibliography of the
works of Ramirez with notes that must prove very useful to stu-
dents of Southwestern history. G. P. G.
The April number (Vol. VII, No. 3) of The American Histori-
cal Review contains, besides the secretary's report of the Washing-
ton meeting of the American Historical Association, three signed
articles, thirty-four pages of documents, and the usual portion of
book reviews and notices. Professor Chas. H. Haskins contributes
the first installment of a paper entitled Robert Le Bougre and the
Beginnings of the Inquisition in Northern France. It gives us
substantial information relative to the Inquisition in northern
France during the early thirteenth century. In the history of the
Inquisition this particular field has been, comparatively speaking,
a neglected one. George Kriehn continues his Studies in the
Sources of the Social Revolt in 1381. Part V is devoted to the
death of Wat Tyler. He concludes that Tyler was a man of" marked
ability and eloquence; and that the traditional account of the events
at Smithville culminating in his death is far from correct, particu-
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