The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898 Page: 304
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304 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
able, as well as the most original, part of the chart is that which
shows, by a graphic arrangement, how the existing counties of
Texas have grown by subdivision from the few that represented
the municipalities of the Republic. The table in which this
growth is shown is likely to prove itself quite helpful in the inves-
tigation of the history of local government in the State.
The Gammel Book Company has undertaken the publication of
the Laws of Texas, 1822-1897. This will be, when finished, an ex-
tensive work, comprising ten large volumes. It makes accessible
to the general reader a great deal of important matter that has
been, up to this time, in reach of but few, and to lawyer and his-
torian alike it is most welcome.
Another recent publication, which deserves special commenda-
tion for the intelligent way in which it exhibits the evolution of
the Texas system of organic and statutory law, is Batts' Annotated
Revised Civil Statutes. Further notice of it will be made in a
review, which is to appear in the next issue of the Quarterly.
The completest repository of Texas history that has hitherto ap-
peared in a single publication is "A Comprehensive History of
Texas," edited by Dudley G. Wooten and published by William G.
Scarff, Dallas. It has been received too late for an extended notice
in this issue, but a suitable review may be expected in the Quarterly
Those who like to study history from the sources have reason
to congratulate themselves upon the additions that have lately
been made to the list in the State library. Among these are the
Pacheco and Cairdenas collection, Margry's "D6couvertes et 6tab-
lissements, etc.," the Thwaites edition of the Jesuit Relations,
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