The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 417
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Texas Imprints, 1817-1845, Texas Newspapers through 1845,
Unidentified Public Documents, Data on the Journals of the
Convention of March, 1836, and Indices.
The Introduction is a masterpiece of forthright statement de-
scribing the over-all project, the arrangement, and the method
of procedure. The second section, containing a history of early
Texas printing is probably the definitive description. It is brief,
but it is complete. Mr. Streeter's style is slightly reminiscent
of Professor Kitteridge; he writes with authority and without
apology, neither hedging nor equivocating.
The bulk of the two volume set contains the next section, Texas
Imprints, 1817-1845. In this section listings are arranged chrono-
logically by years, and then within each year alphabetically by
authors. The entries are numbered consecutively and listed by
author and title where possible. Each item is then given a full
physical description. This much information alone on each piece
would have been a valuable contribution to Texas literature, but
the little historical essays which follow the descriptions make the
Bibliography a treasure house of historical reference and add
greatly to the interest of each piece. No one but a person familiar
with research can appreciate how much work has gone into the
compilation of the essays. References to sources in these essays
are conveniently made in the text instead of in footnotes, and a
bibliographical section at the beginning of the set lists complete
information on the sources. These essays are going to be of un-
limited value to future researchers in Texas history.
Following the description and the historical essay in the
Imprints section, location data for each piece is given by symbols.
Although this location data takes little space, it is probably as
valuable (and no doubt was as hard to come by) as any other
aspect of the description of the piece. Certainly, the knowledge
of where to find a document is as important as the knowledge
that it exists.
The final sections of the work, as outlined above, are included
as appendices. For these, as well as for the Imprint section, Mr.
Streeter has acknowledged with gratitude the assistance given
him by Dr. Malcolm McLean, a professor of Spanish, and his
wife Margaret. This couple was employed by Mr. Streeter for a
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