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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Cadwell Walton Raines

C.W. Raines compiled the first large, formal, and divserse bibliography under the title "Bibliography of Texas" that was issued in the 1890s. Its contents is broader than most folks expect - technical and scientific works, fiction, poetry, government publications, newspapers, public addressse, theological or churchly works, descriptions of collections as well as the usual traditional historical works. Naturally, the earliest work is Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's relation regarding his early 16th century shipwreck, residency, and trek south to central Mexico.
Among other career steps, he was the virtual state librarian.
Among other observations are "The Spain in Raines falls mainly before Gaines." Raines is still in print through a fellow in the northeast.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you know this was re-printed a couple of times?