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Title The mission play: a pageant play in three acts / by John S. McGroarty, c.1911
Author McGroarty, John Steven (1862-1944)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: The Mission Play was published by John S. McGroarty in 1911. A gift to Edward E. Ayer in 1924, this copy of the play is marked as an "acting version." In the three-act drama, McGroarty provides an account of the establishment of the Franciscan missions in southern California, their effect on the Indian populations, and their subsequent decline.
Names Serra, Junípero (1713-1784)
Places California, United States
Keywords literature, history, missionary, Franciscans, Christianity, religion
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Missionaries and Education
Culture Area California
Additional Information John Steven McGroarty, author and congressman, settled in Los Angeles in 1901. McGroarty published numerous works about California’s early history including The Mission Play. Later he served in the House of Representatives (1935-1939). McGroarty died in California in 1944.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer MS 546
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue