California mission and church miscellany, 1773-1846.


California mission and church miscellany, 1773-1846.

Letters, documents and fragments related to the California missions and the Catholic Church. Among the items included are a fragment in the hand of Junipero Serra, fragments signed by Juan Crespi and Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, letters from Magin Catala, Landaeta Martín, Juan Saenz de Lucio, Gervasio Argüello, Luis Gil y Taboada, Fernando Martín, Vicente Francisco Sarría, Gerónimo Boscana, José Bernardo Sánchez, Antonio Jimeno, Felipe Lugo, José Cordero, Mariano Riva Palacio and others. Also included are a baptismal certificate, a "carta confidencial" to all the mission fathers from Mariano Payeras, and receipt signed by Francisco Ballasteros for goods received including lists for each mission.

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Landaeta, Martin de (person)

Argüello, Gervasio. (person)

Cordero, José. (person)

Catalá, Magin, 1761-1830 (person)

Ballasteros, Francisco. (person)

Lugo, Felipe. (person)

Sarría, Vicente Francisco. (person)

Riva Palacio, Mariano, 1803-1880 (person)

Political leader. Born 1803 and died 1880 in Mexico City. Educated as lawyer. Offices held: Primer Regidor del Ayuntamiento de México (1829), deputy to the Congreso de la Unión (first elected 1833), Minister of Justice, Minister of Hacienda (June-Aug. 1848), thrice Governor of the State of Mexico (1849, 1857, 1871), Director del Nacional Monte de Piedad. Imprisoned 1852-1854 during final presidency of Antonio López de Santa Anna. Named Emperor Maximilan's defender in May 1867. Worked to devel...

Lucio, Juan Saenz de. (person)

Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne) (person)

Martin, Fernando (person)

Serra, Junípero, 1713-1784 (person)

Fray Junípero Serra (1713-1784), of the College of San Fernando in Mexico, became president of the missions of Lower California in 1768 and in 1769 joined an overland expedition to San Diego. From the description of Letter: to Governor Felipe de Neve /by Junípero Serra, 1779 Sep17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702689206 From the description of Diary. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702689137 Franciscan missionary. From the description of Junípero Ser...

Gil y Taboada, Luis. (person)

Sánchez, Jose Bernardo. (person)

Crespí, Juan 1721-1782 (person)

Jimeno, Antonio (person)

Payeras, Mariano, 1769-1823 (person)

Lasuén, Fermin Francisco de 1736-1803 (person)

Fermín Francisco de Lasuén was a Franciscan friar and missionary. Between 1767 and 1785, he administered a number of missions in Baja and Alta California, including the San Francisco de Borja, San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano, and San Diego missions. In 1785, he succeeded Junípero Serra as Father-President of the Alta California missions, an office he held for 18 years. From the description of [Mission San Gabriel Arcangel confirmation record], 1791 Jan. 18. (California Historical...

Boscana, Gerónimo 1776-1831 (person)