The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947

Book Reviews

Evetts Haley's George W. Littlefield, Texan, are appraised in
the South section also. Locomotives of the Katy, listed in the
Middle West, touches on Texas railroading. In the Southwest
section two articles from the Quarterly are included. Colonel
M. L. Crimmins' "Elliott Roosevelt's Visit to Texas in 1876-
1877" (XLVIII, 186-192) is appraised as follows: "Based upon
documentary evidence and personal interviews, its authenticity
is unquestioned. Aside from being a distinct contribution to
western literature, it has added appeal because of the personal-
ities involved." Susan Frances Lomax's "A Trip to Texas"
(XLVIII, 254-261) is praised as being "unique and interesting
within itself; it constitutes a valuable addition to the personal
accounts of early immigrants to the southwest."
The United States, 1865-1900, offers any worker in history
a tool otherwise unavailable. One need scan only a few pages
to get some idea of all the avenues of research pointed out.
It is too early to measure the effects of the volumes on Ameri-
can historiography, but, as the series continues its emphasis
on relation of new material to old and on the desirability of
a meaningful pattern in research, it is entirely possible that
its influence may be pronounced. The present volume is, on
the whole, an improvement over Volume II, and the policy of
the editor promises increasing improvement as each study is
issued.
BETTY BROOKE EAKLE
The University of Texas
Memoirs of Elisha Oscar Crosby: Reminiscences of California
and Guatemala from 1849 to 1864. Edited by Charles
Albro Barker. San Merino (Huntington Library), 1945.
Pp. xxvi+119. $2.75.
Crosby's is one of the many California reminiscences reduced
to writing in the late seventies at the instigation of Hubert
Howe Bancroft. Bancroft made use of the statement, and
various historians since his day have followed his lead, but it
remained for Professor C. A. Barker and the Huntington Li-
brary to publish it in full.
Some of the errors to which reminiscence is subject mar

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