Manuscripts; Missions -- History; Church property; Land use; Indians of North America -- California; Statistics
Notes on the Californian Missions, a supplement to Vischer's Pictorial of California. Includes lists of California missions and comparative data; lists of missionary fathers and their autographs; lists of military and ecclesiastical jurisdictions.
Leather bound portfolio embossed with gold and decorative etching. Contains Vischer's introductory remarks and description of plates. Portfolio includes a title page replicated on the inside book cover and twelve unbound plates.
Recto: photograph of a portrait by Henrique Medina inscribed, "With the cordial greetings of Robert E. Cowan Aug. 18/33." Verso inscribed by Robert E. Cowan: "Photographed from the portrait in oil, painted by Henrique Medina, of Portugal, November,...