The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 418
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
number of summers and at other times to search out materials in
the numerous archival depositories and to supply him with de-
scriptions, photostats, and translations. They have proceeded in
their duties systematically, meticulously, and carefully, and with-
out their efforts the Bibliography would lack much of the com-
pleteness it has.
The first Appendix, listing Texas newspapers through 1845,
is largely the work of Mrs. McLean. This reviewer feels that it
is one of the most valuable contributions in itself ever to have
been made to Texas history. It supplements, corrects, and extends
the list published some years ago by the San Jacinto Museum of
History. One realizes with some disappointment that the list ends
in 1845, and that E. W. Winkler's great Check List of Texas
Imprints, 846-1860, does not include newspapers.
The section on Unidentified Public Documents is a brief but
necessary appendage; on the other hand, the section entitled
"Data on the Journals of the Convention of March 1836," does
not seem particularly germane to the Bibliography. It is, how-
ever, an interesting analysis of a problem involving both manu-
script and printed documents.
It will be interesting to all Texas historians and all members
of the Association to note how valuable the recent publication
of the Handbook of Texas was to Mr. Streeter in the preparation
of the Bibliography. Innumerable references to the Handbook
appear throughout the work, and apparently, with his usual thor-
oughness, Mr. Streeter checked every name in his files against
entries in the Handbook, supplementing information from one
source with information from the other.
The Bibliography has a weakness serious enough to mention
here in the hope that it can be eliminated from the future
volumes. This is the inadequacy of the Index of Authors, Sub-
jects, and Titles. There is so much valuable information con-
tained in the Bibliography that it is a shame not to make it more
easily accessible with an extensive index.
In physical appearance, the Bibliography is the finest thing
on the Texana scene in years. The format is excellent; the eight
plates were handled with particular care; and the type face in
the various sizes used is pleasing. The selection of the types and
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