The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 268
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George Armstrong Custer and General Jubal A. Early. The
theatre is well represented by Charlotte Saunders Cushman,
whom Americans of the present generation will be surprised to
learn "was the most powerful actress America has produced";
by the Drew family; Isadore Duncan; Lew Dockstader; and
John Augustin Daly. Literature is perhaps best represented by
sketches of Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne and Richard Henry Dana
(Two years before the Mast).
Sketches of Texans, or of characters particularly associated
with the history of Texas, are: R. L. Dabney, a very excellent
article by John Garrett Winter; Edmund Jackson Davis, by
Professor S. S. McKoy; Mollie E. Moore Davis; and Athanase
de Mezibres, by Professor II. E. Bolton.
Among the oddities of this volume is an article on Virginia
Dare. Perhaps the distinction of being the first English child
born in America warrants her inclusion in such a work, though
her known life is limited to nine days, and fifteen of the twenty
lines devoted to her name are concerned with the doings of her
grandfather and the disappearance of his colony.
One of the guiding aims of the editors has been to present
authoritative articles in simple and entertaining literary style,
covering a wide and comprehensive cross-section of American
life. They have been conspicuously successful in carrying out
that purpose. The articles seek to give, and usually do give, a
vivid impression of the personality of their subjects.
The Dictionary, when completed, will consist of twenty vol-
umes and will probably include from 12,000 to 13,000 sketches.
The present plan contemplates a supplementary volume every ten
years. It would seem to be all but indispensable to high school
and college libraries, to men and women of the learned profes-
sions, to newspaper offices, and in a less degree to the traditional
"general reader." The price of the Dictionary is $12.50 a vol-
ume, but the publishers sell it on a generous installment plan
that brings it within the reach of moderate resources.
EUGENE C. BARKER.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931, periodical, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101091/m1/284/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.