Finding Aid to the Catholic Church Parchment Manuscripts MS.547

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 4


Title: Catholic Church Parchment Manuscripts
Identifier/Call Number: MS.547
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.8 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Date: undated
Abstract: Sixty-five pages of parchment manuscript book of Catholic church liturgy used in a California mission. This collection also includes a page of missal from a convent.

Note

Reported to be part of a Mexican Missal of 1620. There were originally 216 leaves which were bound in pigskin. Binding was burned off and the pages were scorched in a fire that destroyed the Santa Rosa Convent in 1670.

Scope and Contents

Sixty-five pages of parchment manuscript book of Catholic church liturgy used in a California mission. It is partly burned. Rescued and preserved by Charles Fletcher Lummis. Four pages are enclosed in glass frames. This collection also includes a page of missal from a convent.

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Final processing and finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 4, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Preferred citation

Catholic Church Parchment Manuscripts, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.547; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

Acquisition

Liturgy collected by Charles Fletcher Lummis; Missal page donated by Sandwich Historical Society, 1978 June.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.
Catholic Church -- California
Liturgies
Manuscripts
Missals
Missions -- California