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quate view, however, of the geography of the route from Missouri
to Santa Fe, and of the development of a conventionalized route
and a conventionalized trade. The first document is the report of
Pedro Vial, who made the trip from Santa F4 to St. Louis in
1792. This is followed by five groups of documents carrying the
story from 1821 to 1828. The Chihuahua extension of the trail
is a continuation of Pike's Journal, after his arrest by the Span-
iards. The trail to California was first logged by Captain An-
tonio Armijo, 1829-1830.
The second volume is equipped with an index of eleven pages
against four in the first volume. The format of the series is
handsome and dignified, worthy in every respect of its sponsors,
the Stewart Commission and the Denver Public Library. It is
to be hoped that its financial success will be commensurate with
its high standard of editorial and mechanical excellence.
EUGENE C. BARKER.
Dictionary of American Biography. Edited by Dumas Malone.
(New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. Vol. XI,
pages x, 620. Price, $12.50.)
With this volume the Dictionary of American Biography passes
the half-way stage. The volume contains, roughly, 660 sketches,
the work of 354 authors, and extends alphabetically from J. G.
E. Lamed to Henry Mitchell MacCracken. The major charac-
ters, measured by space allotments, are Lincoln-a well-poised
article of seventeen pages by Professor J. G. Randall-Lee (eight
pages by D. S. Freeman), Benjamin H. Latrobe, architect, Ed-
ward and Robert R. Livingston, Henry Cabot Lodge, H. W.
Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, George B. McClellan, and
Henry C. Lea (by Professor D. C. Munro). The 650 remain-
ing articles cover the usual comprehensive range. Articles of
special interest to Texas readers are those on La Salle by Miss
Louise Phelps Kellogg, who has written sketches of substantially
all of the French explorers who have appeared in the Dictionary;
Gideon Lincecum and F. J. Lindheimer by Professor S. W.
Geiser; George W. Littlefield by J. Evetts Haley; Dr. James
Long (filibuster) by B. F. Lathrop; Francis R. Lubbock by Pro-
fessor Charles W. Ramsdell; James D. Lynch by Professor Killis
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