The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916

Book Reviews and Notices

are too young to have participated, and at the same time they
are mature in judgment and of excellent scholarship. They re-
ceived their University training under Doctor William Archibald
Dunning, Lieber Professor in Columbia University. "For more
than twenty-five years he has been a distinguished member of a
distinguished faculty, and during this period hundreds of toilers
for the doctorate have sat at his feet and received inspiration
and wisdom from his teaching."
No teacher of American History, in College or the High School,
should fail to read this book. It would be an excellent volume
of "Readings" in the American History courses in colleges and
high schools. S. H. Moonm.
The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names.
By Z. T. Fulmore. Austin, Texas: (Press -of E. L.
Steck. 1915. Pp. ix+312. 8vo. cl. maps, ills. $2.50.)
The origin of county names has been a favorite topic of local
Texas history. Thrall's Pictorial History of Texas (641-721) de-
votes Part IX to "The Counties of Texas: Their history, top.og-
raphy," etc. The origin of county names receives some atten-
tion. Brown's History of Texas (II, 540-548) contains a. "List
of all the counties in Texas; when created and for whom or what
named." A Comprehensive History of Texas (II, 796-800) fur-
nishes a table "Showing the counties of the State, for whom
named, from what taken, when created, when organized, area in
square miles, county seats, and population in 1880 and 1890, re-
spectively." To the foregoing is now added the volume by Judge
Fulmore.
The book is the result of untiring efforts extending over sev-
eral years in examining books and records, and, where records
failed, in searching out persons who could give information. That
the sketches vary greatly in length and quality is inevitable. Con-
cerning a number of names no data was discovered; the longest
sketch covers six and a half pages and is devoted to Stephen F.
Austin. Interesting facts are brought to light in such articles
as Angelina, Chambers, Nolan and Travis. Some of the short
and defective ones are, nevertheless, the best in print. Errors
occurring in the earlier lists enumerated at the beginning of this
review has been corrected. Only counties existing at the present

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