The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 97
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Book Reviews and Notices
Texas, 1773-1778." The paper on the San Xavier missions now
appears for the first time in complete form, and adds an im-
portant chapter to the mission history of Texas. The second
study is an account of the founding of the mission of Nuestra
Sefiora del Rosario on the Gulf coast, supplemented by an ex-
cellent summary of the establishment of Nuevo Santander, the
connection of this province with the history of Texas being made
clear for the first time. The third article describes the found-
ing of Spanish establishments on the Trinity River, and discusses
in this connection the general subject of Spanish and French
relations on the whole northern frontier. The final paper is that
which first appeared under the title of "The Spanish Abandon-
ment and Reoccupation of East Texas." It gives an account of
the changes which took place in the eastern portion of Texas due
to the general reorganization of the northern frontier of New
Spain in 1772. With these studies brought together in a single
volume, and bound together by the excellent general sketch, the
important work of Professor Bolton in clearing up a hitherto
obscure period in Texas history becomes readily apparent, and
the book serves to mark the progress that has been made in the
history of the Southwest by a new school of historians of which
the author is recognized to be the founder and leader.
Carefully as the work has been done, however, and in spite of
the exhaustive research which it represents, it is not a final study
.even of the special topics with which it deals. Just as Professor
Bolton has been compelled to revise these articles which were
written only a few years ago, so it will be necessary to incor-
porate into, the present volume the results of still more recent
research which is now in progress in the archives of Spain under
the auspices of the University of Texas. While the archives of
Mexico, upon which Professor Bolton has chiefly relied, and the
local collections of Texas, contain the major portion of the docu-
mentary material necessary for a study of the narrative history
,of Texas, the troubled course of events in Mexico during the past
few years has made historical investigation in that country an
impossibility, and has made it necessary for further research work
in the field of Texas and the Southwest to be transferred to
Spain. This has been a fortunate change, for the General Archive
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917, periodical, 1917; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101070/m1/103/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.