The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 319
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The Literature of California History
representing all that had appeared up to their dates of publica-
tion. Nevertheless, while there is an enormous body of writings
that are useful as materials for California history, the number of
first-class historical works is distinctly limited. It is possible to
include a reference to, all of then, here, and, besides, give some
examples, of different categories of other works. No attempt is
made here to attain to adequate proportions in the items treated
when compared with one another; the briefest comment commen-
surate with each given case has been adopted. Within groups a
chronological arrangement is followed.
Many of the historical works mentioned below in section D con-
tain bibliographies, and none is more important than the volumes
of Bancroft. Attention is directed also to the manusript guides
referred to. at II. A. Two works are deserving of notice here.
1. Cowan, Robert Ernest. .4 bibliography of the history of
California and the Pacific west 1510-1906. San Fran-
This is a critical bibliography of about a thousand printed
works, or books, arranged alphabetically by authors' names, with
a chronological index according to dates of publication and a title
and subject index. A limited edition of 250 copies, was printed.
It is unquestionably one of the most valuable tools, in existence
for students of California history.
2. Bepler, Doris West, and Charles Edward Chapman. Descrip-
tive catalogue of the materials for history in California
This items is included, although it has not yet gone to press
and cannot possibly appear in print before 1920. Enough has
been done, however, to assure completion of the manuscript at
some time in 1919 or 1920. The volume was planned by Doctor
Chapman, and prepared in preliminary fashion, under the per-
sonal direction of Miss Bepler, by his class in California history.
Miss Bepler is now engaged in unifying and correcting the entire
preliminary work and in the preparation of an introduction on
the history of California periodicals other than the newspapers.
Both Miss Bepler and Doctor Chapman will give their attention
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