The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938

Book Reviews and Notes

appointment of administrator of an encomienda by Gonzalo Pi-
zarro, acting as guardian of the children of his brother, Francisco
(pp. 156-161); the appointment as governor of Gonzalo Pizarro,
the leader of the rebellion against the New Laws, by the Audiencia
of Lima in 1544 (pp. 180-187); and the instructions, with related
documents, issued by Gonzalo Pizarro in 1545 to Captain Francisco
de Carvajal and to the municipalities of Peru.
By Dr. Jameson the belief is expressed that "none of the docu-
ments here printed has ever been published before." They consti-
tute, therefore, a collection of sources that are indispensable to
the student of the Spanish conquest of Peru. Of outstanding value
are the annotations of Miss Clemence, in the preparation of which,
says Dr. Jameson, she used "besides her varied learning in the
field of Peruvian history, copious unpublished information con-
tained in many of the other documents in the Peruvian portion
of the Harkness Collection."
The volume is a beautiful example of the art of publishing.
From the standpoints of binding, printing, and format in general
it may well be taken as a model.
CHARLES W. HACKETT.
After Coronado, Spanish Exploration Northeast of New Mexico,
1696-1727. Documents from the Archives of Spain, Mexico,
and New Mexico. Translated by Alfred Barnaby Thomas.
(Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1935. Price
$3.50.)
The author of Forgotten Frontiers has given us in this new
book of sources for the history of the Spanish frontier along the
northernmost reaches of New Spain a valuable contribution to
American history. After Co.ronado brings to the attention of
students of the Spanish southwest not only another forgotten
frontier, but a series of expeditions and explorations carried out
by the intrepid soldiers of Spain and the zealous missionaries
during a period of over a century into present Utah, Colorado,
Kansas, and Nebraska. It is the record of a period of Spanish
expansion which reveals that the ardor of Coronado had not died
out, that while Spain's power declined slowly in Europe the loyal
defenders of her vast empire beyond the sea not only held its

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