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Reviews and Notices
tion possible would be that two independent writers could give
identical summaries of a lengthy passage in a foreign language.
Again, on pages 344-412 at least twenty-three notes which pur-
port to be the result of independent work in the sources were
traced directly to Bandelier's Final Report, parts I and II.
Another remarkable feature of the work is the citation of rare
manuscripts. From the frequency of these citations and the ex-
tended comment on manuscript sources in the Prefatory Note., the
reader would infer that Mr. Twitchell had really used a great deal
of this class of material, in addition to printed works. But ap-
pearances are misleading here also. To begin with, many of the
first-hand citations are to manuscripts in the private collection
made by Mr. H. H. Bancroft, to which, we know, Mr. Twitchell
never had access. In these cases, naturally, the citations can all
be traced directly to Bancroft's Arizona and New Mexico. If
space permitted, it would be easy to demonstrate by the pagina-
tion and titles of the manuscripts cited that such is the case with
his references to the "Pinart Collection," notes 346, 355, 413, 445,
4-46; to "N. Mex. Doc.," notes 375, 461, 462, 465, 470, 474, 475;
to Otermin's "Extractos," notes 349, 375, 376; to, Bonilla's
"Apuntes," note 465; to Morfi's "Des6brdenes," note 482; to Men-
chero's "Declaraci6n," note 465; and to, "Moqui, Noticias,' note 437.
Mr. Twitchell evidently did not know that many of these citations
refer to Bancroft's personal note-books, and not to the pagination
of the documents in any archive; or that some of the titles are
designations given to documents by Bancroft, and are applicable
only to his own collection.
Again, on the period of the Pueblo revolt and the reconquest by
Vargas, Twitchell not only cites first-hand but gives extensive ex-
tracts from the manuscripts entitled "Ynterrogatoria de Pre-
guntas," "Parecer del Fiscal," "Diario. del Sitio," "Diario de la
Retirada," "Protesta a Don Diego de Vargas," "Carta al Padre
Morfi," "Memoria del Descubrimiento," "Petici6n de los Vecinos
de Albuquerque al Cabildo de Santa F6," "Certificaci6n de los
IHuezos del Venerable Fray Juan de Jesus," "Estado de la Misi6n
de San Lorenzo el Real," "Autos del Aflo de 1694," "Relaci6n
Sumaria de las Operaciones Militares del Afio de 1694," Esca-
lante, "Relaci6n del Nuevo Mexico," and "Autos de Guerra, 1696."
These extracts, with references directly to the manuscripts, should
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