The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 552

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The writings of four people, Dr. Hewett, Professor Byron Cum-
mings, Frederick Hodge, and Robert T. Hill, who fortunately are
still with us, span the years from the time of Powell's great work
down to the present.
Thus, in the light of the Powell influence, it is not strange that
Dr. Hewett keeps his feet on the ground, that he seeks to interpret
the wider sweep of forces as exemplified in his field rather than
to bury himself in the details of "diggings," essential as those are.
There remains much to learn of ancient man on the plateau lands
of the Cordillera of the Americas, as well as of the vital part
played by man in the development of culture on the plateaus of
the Old World-from those bordering the Mediterranean and
through Asia Minor and Iran and the great mountain chains of
interior Asia. Students may well be grateful to Dr. Hewett for
his work, not the least of which is the inspiration which he
exemplifies even in the cold type of the printed page.
The University of Texas.
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly has received the inven-
tory of county archives of Sabine County, Texas, from the His-
torical Records Survey of San Antonio as a project pursued under
the Work Projects Administration. The inventory contains 217
pages typescript. It opens with a historical sketch of 15 pages.
A discussion of the governmental organization, the records system
of the county, and of a few other items completes Part A of the
inventory. Part B, the real inventory, deals with the separate
county offices and their records and includes a bibliography, a
chronological index, and a subject and entry index.
Sabine County, lying athwart the Camino Real, was the first
part of Texas to see many of the settlers who moved from the
United States into this Mexican province. Indeed, Stephen F.
Austin first set foot on Texas soil in Sabine County.
The historical sketch of Sabine County should be the point of
departure for a good history of the county, undertaken either as
a master's thesis or as a commercial venture. The inventory


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