The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905

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other and deeper foundation. . . . He may add to or alter my
work, for I shall not know or be able to tell everything, but he
can never make a complete structure of his own."' Nor is this an
idle boast. Take, for instance, the Bancroft history of Texas. It is
a minor part of the complete work; it is not hard to find in it ser-
ious errors; yet it is based upon an immense mass of material which
no previous historian had touched; and it is the best detailed his-
tory of Texas extant. There is much Texas material, to be sure,
that even Bancroft never knew of; and the historian of the future
will have much to add, as well as much to work over; yet he will
find it necessary to work upon the foundation Bancroft has laid.

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