The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934

Book Reviews and Notices

BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTICES
Zebulon Pike's Arkansaw Journal: In Search of the Southern
Louisiana Purchase Line (Interpreted by His Newly Dis-
covered Maps). Edited, with Bibliographical Resumb, 1800-
1810, by Stephen Harding Hart and Archer Butler Hul-
bert. (Denver: The Stewart Commission of Colorado
College and the Denver Public Library, 1932. Pages xcvi,
200. $5.00.)
Southwest on the Turquoise Trail: The First Diaries on the
Road to Santa F~. Edited, with Bibliographical ResumB,
1810-1825, by Archer Butler IHulbert. (Denver: The
Stewart Commission of Colorado College and the Denver
Public Library, 1933. Pages xiv, 301. $5.00.)
These are the first two of eight volumes in the "Overland to
the Pacific" series projected by Mr. Hulbert. They are the out-
growth of a desire to make easily accessible in reliable editions
the most important diaries and reports on the unfolding of the
geography of the trans-Mississippi West. Professor Hulbert is
the editor of a score of volumes on transportation and travel east
of the Mississippi. Some ten years ago he turned his attention
seriously to the western trails. The first-fruits of his labors were
six volumes of blue print maps of the Transcontinental Trails--
the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Santa Fe Trails. These
maps were compiled from township plats surveyed by government
surveyors and filed in the General Land Office at Washington.
"Overland to the Pacific" will furnish the literary supplement to
the maps, illuminated by the editorial introductions and notes.
Prefixed to Pike's Journal are ninety-six pages of introductory
matter: (1) Professor Hulbert"s general introduction to the
series and his survey of western writings, 1800-1810; (2) Mr.
Hart's sketch of Pike, and his history of the double discovery of
Pike's original maps, first by Professor Herbert E. Bolton in the
Mexican archives, and second by himself in the archives of the
Adjutant General's Office in Washington, whither they had been
transferred by the Mexican government; and (3) Professor Hul-
bert's defense of Pike and his criticism of Pike's critics. This
critique is an enjoyable bit of penetrating scholarship-if one

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