Book Reviews and Notices.
BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTICES.
The American Historical Review for July (vol. IX, no. 4) con-
tains these contributed articles: "The Rehabilitation of The-
ramenes," by Bernadotte Perrin; "Cornage and Drenage," by Gail-
lard T. Lapsley; "Reginald Pole and Thomas Cromwell: an Ex-
amination of the Apologia ad Carolum Quintum," by Paul Van
Dyke; and "The Navigation Acts as Applied to European Trade,"
by Dudley Odell McGuvney. The documents printed are:
"Sketch of Pinckney's Plan for a Constitution, 1787"; "Papers
Bearing on James Wilkinson's Relations with Spain, 1788-1789";
and "Two Letters from George Farragut to Andrew Jackson, 1815-
The Handbook of Texas Libraries (Austin, 1904) recently
issued by the Texas State Library Association, and edited by the
secretary, Mr. P. L. Windsor, is a neat pamphlet of eighty-six
pages, besides seventeen full-page plates. It contains informa-
tion concerning the association, historical sketches of some Texas
libraries, pictures and plans of numerous library buildings within
the state, and, finally, miscellaneous information, of value to
library organizers, relative to library legislation, library commis-
sions, the American Library Association, and Carnegie gifts.
The pamphlet is an evidence of the wisdom of having formed a
state library association, for it contains information of practical
value not to be found elsewhere, and, besides, it will do much to
arouse an interest in libraries. The facts presented show that
Texas has recently experienced a very rapid library development,
particularly in the erection of good buildings. On the Carnegie
foundation alone seventeen handsome libraries have been or are
The historical sketches are given separately in alphabetical order
according to the names of the towns where the libraries are located.
No general view of the library growth and conditions in the state is
presented. Such a summary would be a welcome addition.
This pamphlet may be had by sending five cents postage to Mr.
P. L. Windsor, Austin, Texas.
With the Makers of Texas: A Source Reader in Texas History.
By Herbert Eugene Bolton, Ph. D., and Eugene C. Barker, M. A.,
Instructors in History in The University of Texas. With an In-
troduction by George P. Garrison, Ph. D., Professor of History in
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101033/. Accessed December 13, 2013.