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Title Diario para los puertos de Sn. Diego y Monte Rey por tierra, que para maior honrra y gloria de Dios, y conversion de los infieles a nra. sta. fee catholica emprehendio dho. R.P. Presidte. Fr. Junipero Serra... [manuscript]
Author Serra, Junípero (1713-1784)
Document Type Diary; Travel Journal
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: A copy by Father Juan González Vizcaíno of Father Serra’s diary account of his journey with the Portolá overland expedition, from Loreto to San Diego in Upper California between March 28 and June 30, 1769. After initial preparations in Puerto de la Paz with visitor general José de Gálvez, and the departure of those travelling to San Diego by ship on January 10, 1769, the overland portion of the expedition leaves Loreto on March 28, heading north through the Baja California peninsula towards San Diego, and opening up a land route which subsequently brought thousands of colonists to Upper California. Serra describes the missions they visit along the way, and comments on the conversions and customs of the Indians they encounter. He also includes his observations on the geography and terrain of the countryside. The diary ends on June 30, 1769, a day before the group actually enters San Diego.
Names Vizcaíno, Juan González
Places San Diego, California, United States; Baja California, Loreto, Mexico
Keywords missionary, religion, church, overland trail, expedition, travel, travelogue, personal account, observation, New Spain, colonialism, trail, custom, cultural contact
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area California, Mesoamerica
Language Spanish
Additional Information WITH: Unsigned leaf, dated 1612 [or 1617?], containing notes entitled "Memoria de algunas cosas que an sucedido en bien y en contra en estas Islas Philipinas."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1218
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue