The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 64
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64 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTICES.
In the April, May, and June numbers of Out West is continued
the publication of Junipero Serra's Diary, the first section of
which appeared in the March number. Other installments are to
Two pamphlets received from Hon. L. Bradford Prince, president
of the Historical Society of New Mexico, are The Stone Idols of
New Mexico, and Statehood for New Mexico, the latter being a
speech delivered by Mr. Prince at the Trans-Mississippi Congress,
held at Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 19, 1901.
An interesting and instructive booklet is Christmas in Old Mex-
ico, by Fanny Chambers Gooch Iglehart, author of Face to Face
with the Mexicans. It pictures certain salient aspects of the Mex-
ican Christmas with much vividness.
The March number (Vol. VI, No. 2) of Publications of the
Southern History Association contains the first installment of two
documents of considerable value: Journal of Charles Porterfield,
and Southern Political Views, 1865, by Hon. John H. Reagan.
Captain Charles Porterfield was a Virginian who enlisted in the
Continental army in 1775. He saw service at the siege of Boston;
in the Canada expedition of Montgomery and Arnold; in the battle
of Saratoga; spent the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge, and was
finally killed in the Southern campaign of 1780 in South Carolina.
Judge Reagan's paper takes the form of a letter addressed to Pres-
ident Andrew Johnson. It was written from prison in Fort War-
ren, Boston Harbor, and is dated "May 28, 1865." This number of
the Publications contains also a Bibliography of S. C. Women
Writers, by A. S. Salley, Jr.; An Early Decision on Imperialism
(1812), by D. Y. Thomas; and an account of the celebration of the
Bi-Centenary of the French Settlement of the Southwest, held at
Mobile, Alabama, January 22, 1902. The Secretary's report for
1901 shows the Association in an encouraging condition.
The May number of the Publications contains: Journal of
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