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Finding Aid to the Documents relating to Missions of the Californias : typescript, 1768-1802
BANC MSS M-A 5:1  
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  • Collection Summary
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Documents relating to Missions of the Californias : typescript,
    Date (inclusive): 1768-1802
    Collection Number: BANC MSS M-A 5:1
    Creator: Missions of the Californias
    Extent: Number of containers: 123 folders
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Documents relating to Missions of the Californias : typescript, BANC MSS M-A 5:1, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    The transcipts in this collection are arranged into two groups. They are titled "Papeles de Lancaster-Jones" and "Papeles del Padre Fischer" and are described in Herbert E. Bolton's Guide to the Materials for United States History in the Archives of Mexico. Many are letters between José de Gálvez, Junípero Serra, Francisco Palou, and the Guardián of the Colegio de San Fernando concerning the establishment of missions and the assignment of missionaries in the Californias.
    Some of the transcipts are stamped "Bolton Collection," but had been integrated into the Bancroft Library transcript collection long before Professor Bolton's death.
    The folder numbers should be used in requesting these documents, as well as the archival citations.