The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 357
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the Handbook for Translators of
Spanish Historical Documents
By J. VILLASANA HAGGARD, Translator of the Spanish
Archives of Texas, assisted by MALCOLM D. MCLEAN,
This manual is the only book of its kind on the market
today. It is indispensable to translators and copyists of
Spanish historical documents. Theory, paleography, and
procedure in translation are fully treated; special aids,
abbreviations, weights, measures, monetary terms-with
equivalents in English--and minute rules for transcribing
documents are given; specimens of handwriting from
Iberian to 19th century, and lists of manuscript alphabets
from the 12th to the 18th centuries are presented.
The following authorities say-
E. T. MLEaR, Professor of Economics,
The University of Texas:
"I am impressed by the vast amount
of labor and scholarship which you
must have put into it. It is a scholarly
contribution, of which you and the
University may be proud."
RALPH G. LOUNsBURY, National Ar-
chives, Washington, D. C. :
"It is an excellent job, and is much
needed. I also think that your style is
excellent, as you give an intimate and
understanding touch to the various
topics that is often, in fact, usually
lacking in works of this kind."
OHLAND MORTON, Professor of History,
Edinburg Junior College, Edinburg,
"You have rendered the research
scholar a lasting service in clearing up
details of manuscript writing which
many students do not learn until they
are deep into the task, and which many
more never learn. If I had had your
handbook with me in Mexico I believe
I could have accomplished twice as
much in the same time."
J. H. LaoN, Associate Professor of
Classical Languages, The Univer-
sity of Texas:
"Having much experience with trans-
lating, I find myself in complete agree-
ment with your theory of translation."
IKS MooaE, Director, San Jacinto Mu-
seum of History, Houston, Texas:
"Such a handbook as Mr. Haggard
has compiled is of first importance in
assuring that technical obstacles to
the use of the archives be overcome."
Orders are being filled now, but the edition is limited.
The University of Texas
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