The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915 Page: 329
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Book Reviews and Notices
portant ones, such as Creed Haymond's Argument on the Pacific
Railroads (San Francisco, 1888), find no mention.
Works of travel containing chapters on California receive sim-
ilar unequal treatment. While many such books are listed, one
looks in vain for Sir Edwin Arnold, Seas and Lands (New York,
1891); A. Adams, A Voyage Round the World (Boston, 1871);
T. K. Davis, A Tour in America (Melbourne, 1884); and other
well known works of this group.
Writings of foreign authors of the modern period might have
been more systematically noticed. Hypolite Rouhoud, Regions
nouvelles (Paris, 1868) might have been mentioned. Alexandre
Biichner, Le conquerant de la Californie (Caen, 1869) should have
been added to the Fremont items. A whole army of translators
of the standard works on California have received only casual
mention in the bibliographical notes; indeed, the interesting spread
of the influence of the West throughout Europe is passed over thus.
Among books in English, J. W. Hanson's The American Italy
(Chicago, 1896), receives no mention, though the more famous
Our Italy by Charles Dudley Warner of course is noticed.
Among biographies of men of note who have been at some time
connected with California history there is great dearth, a single
instance, the omission of De Peyster's Life of Philip Kearney
(New York, 1869) typifying the lack.
Again, though the prefatory note by the author states that "the
familiar features of our own local literature in poetry and prose"
are to be eliminated, nevertheless we find verse by Linen and Pol-
lock, the collection by May Wentworth, and "Outcroppings," edited
by Bret Harte, while the verses of Ridge, White, and Woodward
are omitted. So with some of the notable present day names in
prose. John Muir's Our National Parks and Picturesque Cali-
fornia are given, but The Mountains of California is not. Helen
Hunt Jackson's Ramona and Glimpses of California and the Mis-
sions have left no space for Father Junipero and the Mission In-
dians. Finally, a bibliography of the history of California and
the Pacific West which makes no mention of such names as Mary
Austin, Agnes Laut, Charles F. Lummis, Frederick Dellenbaugh,
or J. M. Guinn cannot be said to have covered the ground satis-
factorily, either for the collector or the history student.
The broad fact is that the author, with all his experience in
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