The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 223
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Book Reviews and Notices.
Urban Homestead, Change of Rural to Urban Homestead, Prop-
erty in Which Homestead May Exist, Homestead in Separate or
Community Property, In Partnership Property, Homestead in
Joint Estate, Declaration Against Homestead Rights, Law of Time
of Contract Applicable, Limitation Against Homestead Right,
Homestead in Case of Separation, Homestead in Case of Divorce,
Homestead Rights of Non-Residents, Rights of Heirs in Homestead,
Rights of Creditors in Homestead, Effect of Homestead Right on
Judgment for Land, Election by Widow, and Suit by Wife for
'The topic of "Husband and Wife" covers fifty-seven pages (pp.
251 to 307, Vol. II); besides the articles of the present Revised
Statutes on the subject with copious notes showing the decisions
relating thereto, the author gives the various laws, commencing with
the ordinance of January 22, 1836, defining those empowered to
celebrate the rights of matrimony; in chapter three (p. 259) he
takes up the subject of "Rights of 'Married Women," giving in full
the Acts of January 26, 1839, and January 20, 1840, Sec. 19, Art.
VII, of the Constitution of 1845, the Act of March 13, 1848, Sec.
14, Art. XII, of the Constitution of 1869, and Sec. 15, Art. XVI,
of the Constitution of 1876, thus giving in full all legislation on
The above illustrations, taken at random, give some idea of the
thoroughness of the work. The best digest is, however, of little
value unless accompanied by an accurate index, and the author has
been peculiarly successful in subdividing his topics and arranging
such an index; take the "Estate of Decedents," for instance, on pp.
1366 to 1375, and the index covers nine pages and contains a ref-
erence to practically every point covered by legislation or decision
upon that subject.
Such a work is valuable, not only 'to lawyers, but to merchants,
bankers, and contractors and all men who have an interest in know-
ing what the law is.
The fact that the mechanical part of the book has been done by a
Texas firm, Eugene Von Boeckmann Publishing Company, is worthy
of note; there are a number of slight errors incidental to a work of
such magnitude, but, considering the fact that this is a first edition,
author and publisher are to be: congratulated upon the success of the
enterprise. T. W. GREGORY.
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