The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 312

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The book is the story of the Clark Family-William Andrews
Clark, Sr., his two wives, three sons, and three daughters. Six
chapters are devoted to brief histories of the rather risque
doings of each of these persons, and the book closes with a
"Finale" in which the family squabbles which followed the
death of the copper king in 1925 are aired. The sons finally
dying, worn out by dissipation and family bickerings, the
sisters liquidated the properties and set themselves to the task
of spending the money. In that effort some of them are still
engaged.
A fitting conclusion to the narrative is found in the state-
ment: "The State gave to him generously of its natural re-
sources, and afforded him the basis for the erection of one
of the fortunes of the century. Within four years after his
death there remained little of substance by which to remember
him. Montana remains today, so far as the Clarks are con-
cerned, a forgotten state."
The book, though not the "priceless social document," which
the blurbs suggest, is still a very good book and will repay
reading.
REX D. HOPPER.
The University of Texas.
Emigres in the Wilderness. By T. Wood Clarke.
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1941. Pp. xvi, 247. $3.00.
This volume is devoted to the romantic story of French
refugees, many of them well-to-do and of noble blood, who
sought safety in the United States after the French Revolution
and the Napoleonic period. Part I concerns the royalist refugees
who settled on the New York and Pennsylvania frontiers, where
they hoped to reconstruct their feudal chateaux and prepare an
asylum for their king and queen, until the revolutionary storms
had sufficiently subsided to permit a return home. Part II deals
with Bonapartist imigr6s after the fall of Napoleon. Part III
is a recapitulation of the weird, mystery tale of Eleazar Wil-
liams, missionary to the Oneidas, resident of Green Bay, Wis-
consin, and dauphin claimant to the French throne.
French aristocrats had their troubles in the American wilder-
ness. Castorland, on the shores of Lake Ontario, ended in debt

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942, periodical, 1942; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146053/m1/346/ocr/: accessed August 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.