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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Raros para la Historia de Mexico, Vol. III. Edited by
Carlos E. Castafieda. (San Antonio: Casa Editorial
Lozano. 1930. Pp. xvii, 269. Price, $2.00.)
Students of Mexican history have in recent years been greatly
indebted to the Mexican scholar Genaro Garcia for his many valu-
able historical publications. Among the more valuable of these
publications is the well-known collection of thirty-six volumes of
exceedingly important documents relating to the history of Mexico
in the colonial, the revolutionary, and the national periods, which
were edited by Garcia and published between the years 1905-1911
under the title: Documentos Ineditos o muy Raros para la Historia
de Mexico. In 1913 a new series was initiated by Garcia under
the title: Nuevos Documentos Ineditos o Muy Raros para la His-
toria de Mexico, but, unfortunately, only one volume of the new
series was published before the editor's death in 1920. Subse-
quently, Garcia's valuable collection of printed works and manu-
scripts passed into the possession of the University of Texas,
where, in 1926, Mr. Carlos Castafieda, a trained historical investi-
gator and editor, became its curator.
Mr. Castafieda was greatly impressed by the wealth of manu-
script material in the Garcia Collection and conceived the idea
of continuing the series of the Nuevos Documentos that had been
begun by Sr. Garcia in 1913. In this project Mr. Castafieda was
impeded by lack of funds, but in 1929 arrangements were made
whereby the Ministry of Public Education in Mexico financed the
publication of one volume of documents, namely, the Historia de
Todoo los Colegios de la Ciudad de Mexico desde la Conquistal
hasta 1780 por el Dr. Felix de Osores. The following year,
"thanks to the liberal interest and patriotic enthusiasm of the
eminent Mexican publicist, Don Ignacio E. Lozano," editor of the
well-known newspaper, La Prensa, of San Antonio, Texas, another
volume of documents in the Garcia Collection was published under
the title of La Guerra de Reforma segin el Archivo del General D.
Manuel Doblado, 1857-1860. The two volumes, edited by Mr.
Castafieda, constitute volumes II and III of the series that was
initiated by the late Genaro Garcia in 1913.
The afore-mentioned Volume II is, in fact, an historical appen-
dix (Apindice hist6rico sobre la antigiiedad y otros particulares
interesantes al mismo Colegio de San Pedro, San Pablo y S. Yld-
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