The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939

Book Reviews

though the Norwegians in Texas number about 5,500. In these
pages the names of Johan Reinert Reiersen, Mrs. Elise Warenskjold,
and Cleng Peerson loom large. The chief Norwegian settlement in
Texas is to be found in Bosque County.
The volume contains several pages of statistical tables and very
valuable maps, but the bibliography might have been more com-
plete. It is unfortunate that Mr. Qualey has not made a more
extensive use of letters appearing in the various Norwegian-
American newspapers. Probably a more exhaustive study of the
sources dealing with the Norwegian churches might have been
profitable, as it seems likely that these churches in some instances
tried to direct the immigrants.
The volume is almost entirely free from technical errors; only
on pages 103 and 201 do we find the English translations of
Norwegian newspapers Folkcets rust and Veiviser given in paren-
thesis. For the sake of uniformity these translations should have
been left out.
Qualey has in many respects evidenced great care in the selec-
tion of his material and his book is well written. There is no
doubt he has made a contribution in the field of Norwegian-
American history.
O. FRITIOF ANDER.
Augustana College.
The Writings and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell with an Introduc-
tion, Notes, and a Sketch of His Life. Vol. I, 1599-1649.
By Wilbur Cortez Abbott. (Cambridge: HI-arvard University
Press, 1937. Pp. xiii, 759. $5.00.)
This is the first of a four-volume work by Professor Abbott
which will contain when finished more than seven hundred items
of Cromwelliana in addition to the well known Carlyle-Lomas col-
lection. The "object of the work," according to the author, "is to
set down as fully and as impartially as possible what Cromwell
actually wrote and said with such comment as may make those
writings and sayings more intelligible in the light of their time
and circumstances, and our own." In this first volume the com-
ment far outweighs the writings and sayings of Cromwell. The
letters and speeches are buried in a mass of information drawn

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