The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 408
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
messages making nominations and requesting the advice and con-
sent of the Senate have been passed over without a reference.
It has not been possible to examine the messages for the pur-
pose of ascertaining whether they are true and exact copies of
the originals. The following errors were discovered by a cursory
reading: 'On page 288 the word "Tamaulipas" is misprinted
"Camaulipas" and entered in the index under "C." The mes-
sage on indebtedness of railroads to the school fund (page 340)
is incomplete, about nine-tenths of it being omitted. The mes-
sage in the middle of page 386 and the proclamation on page 488
are incorrectly dated. The sum vetoed in the message on page
523 is $3,970 instead of $970.
Turning to the editorial contributions to the book, one notes
the absence of a table of contents. This is a serious defect in
itself, and it makes the accrediting of messages to their proper
legislative sessions practically impossible without some additional
source. Reference to the journals without indicating the Legis-
lature intended is even more troublesome.
The explanatory footnotes are too few, in many cases too brief,
and lack uniformity. When the Governor in his message refers
to other documents for additional information, it is the editor's
privilege and duty to indicate where such documents can be found,
whether printed in the journals or not. In this manner the editor
can enrich the work with the fruit of his own scholarship and
smooth the path and economize time for all who come after him.
The unsurpassed facilities offered by the files of the State Library,
the Executive Office, and the other State departments have, how-
ever, in too many instances been ignored in the present work.
Errors in the footnotes occur on page 54 (205 should be 206),
pages 55 and 57 (the reference is to page 54 not 80), page 88
(198 should be 47), page 283 (912-913 should be 1005-6, and
1207-1208 should be 1321-22), page 387 (6 should be 3), page 488
(1 should be 3 in both cases), page 599 (929 should be 959),
page 655 (208 should be 205-6). Beginning on page 140, the
editor has supplied the messages with titles; preceding messages
are without title. Titles are wanting on the following pages:
147, 196, 282, and 361. When one comes to the biennial and
general messages, obviously no more definite title is possible, but
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/414/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.