Thursday, August 16, 2018

Texas Fiction


A quote from The Eagle and the Raven by James Michener:

"Texas is a collector's paradise (for books about their state) and local publishers know it, for they keep providing a constant flood of books about the Lone Star state."

Author Melodie Cuate makes history interesting for the 9 - 12 year old crowd with her Mr. Barrington's Mysterious Trunk book series and is published by "local publisher" Texas Tech University Press.

See the author on YouTube.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Alexander MacLeod


Source
Source
Alexander Macleod's entry at Wikitree; Margaret (Cameron) Macleod's entry here. 

Also posted a reference to Margaret Cameron's Macleod marriage at my Cameron Collections blog.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Spanish Intrigue (Part 2)


Also See Spanish Intrigue (Part 1)

 It was a hundred years before historians dug the incriminating documents out, and by that time even the Judge Advocate General himself could not reach this slightly mercenary brigadier [General James Wilkinson]. The curious may go to the Archiva Historico-Nacional in Spain. And there, in Estado Legajo No. 3898 B*, they will find the whole treasonable scheme writ large. [Source: Daniel Boone by John Bakeless (1939)]


*Papers Bearing on James Wilkinson's Relations with Spain, 1787-1816