The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939 Page: 420
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Southwestern Hlistorical Quarterly
of the Columbia, contains a selection of Hall J. Kelley's memorials,
reports, and propaganda urging occupation of Oregon; Nathaniel
Wyeth's writings of 1832 and 1833; and journals, descriptions,
and reports from W. J. Snelling, John Ball, John K. Townsend,
and other travelers in Oregon and on the road thereto, during
1830-1835. Volume V, The Oregon Crusade, touches the sea
routes to Oregon, and introduces the missionaries: Jason Lee and
his associates, who settled on the Willamette River, and Parker,
Whitman, and Spalding, whose reconnaissance preceded the mis-
sion at Walla Walla.
Volumes VI and VII (and Volume VIII to come) are devoted
to Marcus Whitman and the doings relating to the Walla Walla
mission. The first of these volumes contains Professor Hulbert's
biography of Whitman to 1839, Samuel Parker's reports and
observations of 1835-1837, and Whitman's diary of the trip half
across the continent in 1835, with his own letters, many of Mrs.
Whitman's letters and other correspondence concerning his mis-
sion down to 1839. The second of the Whitman volumes continues
Whitman's biography to 1843 and contains correspondence and
documents similar to those in the first volume, extending from
1839 to 1843. The third volume, not yet published, will complete
the biography and documentary material to Whitman's death and
the destruction of the mission.
The editing of all the volumes in the Overland series has been
wholly satisfactory. Professor Hulbert set, in the earlier volumes,
a very high standard of excellence. Just how much of the job
he had completed before his untimely death is not explained. In
any case, Mrs. Hulbert has carried on with thorough knowledge
The high mark of the series is reached with the Whitman
volumes. One suspects that they more or less inspired the whole
series, and that the editor, without slighting the earlier volumes in
any way, was chafing to reach the end and the labor of love that
he had set himself in presenting in full and final form the
unselfish record of the Whitmans. Most of Mrs. Whitman's
cheerful and sprightly letters had already been published in the
Transactions of the Oregon Pioneer Association, and they are not
reprinted, but many additional letters written by her have been
found and published. She was a rare person.
The biography and the accompanying documents lay again the
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939, periodical, 1939; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101107/m1/449/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.