The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924 Page: 333
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Book Reviews and Notices
A number of letters and reports from 1602 to 1606 dealing with
the later fortunes of Ofiate's colony supplement our present knowl-
edge of that period to some extent. But as yet practically nothing
has been added to our information of the desertion of the colony
in 1601, nor of the period after 1605. Some interesting informa-
tion is revealed in the declarations of services made between 1612
and 1614 by three members of Oiate's expedition, i. e., Captain
Don Luis de Velasco; Captain Juan Velarde Colodro; and Don
Fernando de Ofiate, a nephew of Don Juan de Ofiate. These state-
ments conclude the book, which also contains a complete index.
By the publication of this volume an extreme service has been
rendered students interested in the history of the Southwest. No
one can lay aside this comprehensive volume without a feeling of
gratitude that these documents have been made available both in
Spanish and in English, and that the work has been so ably done.
Dr. Herbert I. Priestley, professor of Mexican history in the Uni-
versity of California, and Mrs. Nellie V. Sanchez of Berkeley,
have performed the major part of the tedious work of translation
with scholarly care and precision. To Dr. Hackett as editor fell
the task of preparing the materials for the press, including anno-
tations and introductions. His determination to make intelligible
the numerous abbreviations by writing them out in full, but other-
wise to maintain the integrity of the text as found in the original,
will be appreciated. The editor's efforts have been accomplished
with felicitous results.
GEORGE P. HAMMOND.
University of North Dakota.
In the issuance of Volume IX, Part 1, of the series of Pub li-
ca.ciones Del Archivo De La Nacion, entitled Documentos Para
La Historia De Independencia, 1810-1821: Correspondencia Y
Diario Militar De Don Agustin de Iturbide, 1810-1818, the editors,
under the direction of Luis Gonzalez Obeg6n, have again ren-
dered a great service to students of economics, government, and
history. As is well said in the preface, "The War of Independ-
ence is one of the most interesting periods of the history of
Mexico and the documents here printed give a very definite idea
of the determined efforts of the Spaniards to put down the revo-
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