« AnteriorContinuar »
of Captain David Campbell, by Margaret C. Pilcher (6 pp., 1753-1832, Tennessee pioneer from Virginia; no references); 4. Captain John Campbell (1 p., letter of July 1, 1840, from L. C. Draper, as to his fine character); 5. Margaret Bowen Campbell to William Bowen Campbell (1 p., letter, July 7, 1828, describing enthusiastic reception to Jackson at Carthage, Tenn.); 6. Military Government in Alabama, 1865-1866, by Walter L. Fleming (16 pp., a scholarly article in best method and tone, detailing incidents); 7. Creek War (dozen lines, despatch Dec. 21, 1814, of skirmish); 8. Some Franklin documents (1 p., sheriff commitment and summons, of State of Franklin, 1785); 9. Thomas Emmerson, by H. F. Beaumont (6 pp., sketch of Knoxville's first mayor, though little is known of him; no sources given); 10. Matters of the historical society (3 pp).
The GULF STATES HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, March, 1903, Vol. I., No. 5, pp. 301-393, bi-monthly, $3.00 yearly, 50 cents a copy, Montgomery, Ala.
Contents: 1. Col. Charles C. Jones, by Charles E. Jones (10 pages, brief summary of the life and services of Col. Jones by his son, with steel portrait; a list of his published historical papers is given which extends to 14 books, 10 pamphlets, 29 addresses, 5 works edited and translated and 22 magazine articles; he was a rapid worker, the two volumes of his History of Georgia, "exclusive of the preliminary study involved, were prepared, at odd intervals, during seven months," his memorial histories of Savannah and Augusta in two months; his collection of antiquities of the Indians extended to 25,000 specimens; his library was especially rich in books on Georgia and the adjacent States, and his collection of autographs extensive, and yet with all of this activity Col. Jones was a lawyer in the regular practice of his profession); 2. Yancey; A Study, by John W. DuBose (14 pages, continued and concluded; exceedingly severe on the civil administration of the Confederacy in general and on Davis in particular;) 3. The Bonapartists in Alabama, by Anne Bozeman Lyon (12 pp., reprint; history of the Vine and Olive Company, with brief sketches of some of the members and their subsequent fortunes); 4. The Louisiana Historical Society, by Dr. Alcee Fortier (5 pp., in answer to D. Y. Thomas' article in Review of Reviews; sketch of the society and list of its recent publications and plan of its future work); 5. DeSoto in Florida, by Charles A. Choate (3 pp., review of Westcott's DeSoto in Florida, neither the book nor the review adding to our knowledge); 6. Early Railroads in Alabama, by Dr. U. B. Phillips (3 pp., scathing review of Martin's Internal Improvements in Alabama, showing that that book is “superficial, undigested, and in scope too limited to fit the title”); 7. Newspaper files in the Library of the Georgia Historical Society, contributed by William Harden (2 pp., lists 254 vols., of which 223 were published in Georgia beginning in 1774); 8. The Abercrombie and Hayden branch of the Fisher family, by Mrs. F. R. Abercrombie (2 pp.); 9. A Southern line of the Sands family (3 pp.); 10. Documents (15 pp., 2 letters from Greene, one on Eutaw Springs; John Sevier on the War of 1812; papers on the S. C. Yazoo Company of 1789; contemporary opinion over Alabama's controversy with President Adams over Creek Indian lands; Belcher's Texas colony); 11. Minor topics (6 pp.); 12. Notes and queries (2 pp.); 13. Historical news (4 pp.) ; 14. Book notes and reviews (12 pp.).
THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, January, 1903, Vol. 27, No. 1, $3.00 yearly, 75 cents singly, Philadelphia, Pa.
Contents: 1. Achenwall's Observations on North America, 1767, translated by J. G. Rosengarten (18 pp., article by the Göttingen professor, based on talks he had had with Benj. Franklin in summer of 1766, when Franklin visited there); 2. Journal of Isaac Norris (8 pp., trip to Albany, 1745, treating with Indians there; his dates Oct. 23, 1701, July 13, 1766); 3. Society of the Sons of Saint Tammany of Philadelphia. by F. von A. Cabeen (19 pp., conclusion, account, with many documents, of “the first patriotic and social organization in the country," from which the most famous New York order "was copied pretty closely in many ways"); 4. Excerpts from the Day books of David Evans, cabinetmaker, Philadelphia, 1774-1811 (6 pp., office entries with some weather notes); 5. President Jefferson and Burr's Conspiracy, by J. M. Morgan (3 pp., to prove by 2 of Jefferson's letters, 1807, 1822, that Col. George Morgan first gave Jefferson intimation of Burr's scheme) ;6. Unpublished letters of Abraham Lincoln, contributed by W. H. Lambert (2 pp., 5 letters, dates of 1856, 1860, 1861, 1864; all characteristic); 7. Selected list of naval matter in the library of the Hist. Soc. of Pa., by A. J. Edmunds (12 pp., bibliographical, before the Civil war, printed sources mostly, general histories and govt. documents being omitted, 5 maps, 10 Mss., 4 portraits and 30 pictures included); 8. Taking over of the Nicholites by the Friends, by H. D. Cranor (4 pp., documents 1797-1799, showing union of this Maryland sect with main body); 9. Abstracts of Gloucester County, N. J., Records, by W. M. Mervine (4 pp., births, marriages, apprenticeship, bonds; dates 1687-1776); 10. Letter from a Committee of Merchants in Philadelphia to the Committee of Merchants in London, 1769 (3 pp., urging repeal of parliamentary duties); 11. The Mount Regale Fishing Company of Philadelphia (2 pp., original sources, for this fishing club, chiefly steward bills for eatables and drinkables) ; 12. Biographical sketch of William Henry, of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania (2 pp., his dates May 19, 1729-Dec. 15, 1786; inventor, writer, public official, patron of art and knowledge); 13. Ship registers for the port of Philadelphia, 1726-1775, continued (14 pp., giving name, master, owner, place of building, tonnage);
14. Letter of President John Adams to Gov. Thos. Mifflin, of Pa. (1 P., March 3, 1797, declining, as unconstitutional, offer of house from Pa. legislature); 15. Notes and Queries (20 pp., 2 feminine letters from Hannah Griffiths to A. Wayne, 1776, 1777; Selden Bible records, 1763-1824; William Blackfan and Esther Dawson marriage certificate, with births 1759-1779; Chapman genealogy, 1670-1775; revolutionary sailors and soldiers; music in 1760; Mary Washington's will; revolutionary letters from James Burnside, Benj. Marshall; Abram Taylor, letter, 1744; 4 book revs.).
NORTH CAROLINA BOOKLET, February, 1903, Vol. 2, No. 9, pp. 20, monthly, $1.00 yearly, 10 cents a copy, Raleigh, N. C.
In this number Professor John Spencer Bassett, whose name masquerades on the title page as "James S. Barrett," gives a brief history of the Barbadian colony planted on the Cape Fear about 1664 and to which was given the name of the County of Clarendon. The proceeds from the Booklet are to go for a monument to the signers of the Edenton Tea Party of 1774.
Announcement of future issues is as follows: The Trial of James Glasgow and the Supreme Court of North Carolina, by Kemp P. Battle, LL. D.; The Cherokee Indians, by Major W. W. Stringfield; The Volunteer State (Tennessee) as a Seceder, by Miss Susie Gentry; Historic Hillsboro, by Mr. Francis Nash; Some Aspects of Social Life in Colonial North Carolina, by Prof. Charles Lee Raper; Was Alamance the First Battle of the Revolution ? by Mrs. L. A. McCorkle; Historic Homes in North Caroline-Panther Creek, Clay Hill-on-the-Neuse, The Fort, by Mrs. Hayne Davis, Miss Mary Hilliard Hinton and others; Governor Charles Eden, by Marshall DeLancey Haywood; The Colony of Transylvania; Social Conditions in Colonial North Carolina: An Answer to Colonel William Byrd, of Westover, Virginia, by Alexander Q. Holladay, LL. D.; Historic Homes in North Carolina-Quaker Meadows; The Battle of Moore's Creek, Prof. M. C. S. Noble.
A new southern magazine has been started, in Nashville, called THE OLYMPIAN, devoted to literature, education and amateur sport (monthly, $1.00 yearly, 10 cents singly). Beginning with last January, five numbers have appeared regularly, aggregating 506 pages, with a few illustrations. It is a curious combination of aims, and it is difficult to detect any unity of appeal. The literary side is light, aimed entirely for the popular taste, comprising mainly stories with general descriptive matter and some historical contributions and occasional poems. As typical of the more serious papers may be mentioned the account of the Doukhobors, early Southern periodicals, diary of a trip to Santa Fe in 1841, the Schooner Lawson, Grundy and Polk, and Senator Morgan's work for the Isthmian canal-none profound, but all to suit the average reader. Following this course is a mass of technical notes on colleges and universities, dealing with new donations, buildings, changes in the corps, and athletic training and contests, all of no interest save to a very limited professional class and young people who have graduated within the past four or five years, and still like to hear something about their institution. In spite of this unbridged chasm between the two departments, it is a creditable effort and deserves hearty support.
The FLORIDA MAGAZINE for May, 1903 (Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 227-283, monthly, $1.00 yearly, 10 cents singly, Jacksonville, Fla.) has a short generally descriptive article on the cemetery of St. Mary's, Ga., claimed to be one of the oldest in the U. S. Some of the tombstones date back before 1800. Of course there are much older church burying grounds, but a special place apart from churches for dead, is of recent origin even in Europe.