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

Book Reviews and Notices

students a healthful interest in the history and government of
the state, it will prove to have been very much worth doing.
Vanderbilt University. WILLIAM C. BINKLEY.
Dictionary of American Biography. Under the Auspices of the
American Council of Learned Societies. Edited by Dumas
Malone. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933.
Volume XII, Pp. x, 647. Price, $12.50.)
Volume XII of the Dictionary of American Biography con-
tains nearly seven hundred sketches, extending alphabetically
from Edwin McCrady to John Millington. In accordance with
the plan of the work, all classes and professions are included in
the scope of the volume-statesmen, soldiers, writers, teachers,
lawyers, doctors, college professors, actors, reformers. The major
characters reviewed in the present volume are James Madison,
by Julius W. Pratt, and John Marshall, by E. S. Corwin. Texan
figures included in the volume are: Ben McCulloch, Hugh Mc-
Leod, S. B. Maxey, M. B. Menard, and Sydney E. Mezes, late
President of the University of Texas. The editorial standard is
unimpeachable and the writing is excellent. Each succeeding
volume increases the value of the Dictionary to every class of
writer, student, research worker, and teacher.
The preparation of the work is subsidized by Mr. Adolph S.
Ochs and the New York Times Company, but its editorial direc-
tion is the independent responsibility of the American Council
of Learned Societies. It is as free from personal and sectional
bias as it is humanly possible for such an undertaking to be.
EUGENE C. BARKER.
"To Markcie," the Letters of Robert B. Lee to Martha Custis
Williams. From the originals in the Huntington Library.
Edited by Avery Craven. (Cambridge: Harvard Univer-
sity Press, 1933. Pp. vii, 91. Price, $1.50.)
These letters were compiled and prepared for publication by
Professor Avery Craven of the University of Chicago, with an
introduction and adequate explanatory notes. The Publisher's
Note summarizes and characterizes the letters so accurately and

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