The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 192
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of Texas. Part I, in two volumes, was reviewed in the Southwest-
ern Historical Quarterly, LX (January, 1957), 416-419. Part I
is a descriptive list of 670 items printed in Texas prior to 1846.
Part II is a similar list of 356 items printed in Mexico between
1795 and 1846 relating to Texas. The numbering of the items is
consecutive from Part I to Part II, the numbers in Part II being
This book could serve almost as a history of Texas from the
Mexican viewpoint, although such is not the volume's purpose.
Number 671, the first listed, contains some useful information
regarding the founding of the Mission Refugio. Number lo26
contains a description of a thirty-nine page Mexican article
analyzing the relations between Texas and Mexico and advocat-
ing war. Between the first and last numbers are 257 pages of
comment, description, biographical data, and other worthwhile
pieces of information. The result of long and painstaking study,
some of the information can be found nowhere else.
The purpose of this book is to list "publications in Mexico on
what was first a remote and almost unpopulated province of
Spain; next one of the Mexican states which was becoming in-
creasingly attractive to emigrants from the United States; then a
Mexican state in revolt; and finally an independent republic."
By its nature, Part I was an inclusive list; Part II is a selected
list. Streeter has tried to list all items directly relating to Texas
and many that he felt were of Texas interest. Thus, for example,
while he does not list all of the ordinances and decrees of the
state of Coahuila and Texas, he does list those which have some
relation to Texas.
In addition to the imprints listed and described, the book con-
tains an interesting introduction, a list of references, an appendix
describing official government periodicals of Coahuila and Texas,
and an index. Unfortunately the index is not so complete as
it might be.
The physical appearance is a handsome duplicate of the two
volumes of Part I, and this reviewer gratefully notices that it is
marked "Vol. III," on the spine. This will greatly simplify future
references to the Streeter work, which will no doubt be numerous
and often. Of course reference can be made to item numbers, but
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