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The Mission Era: California Under Spain and Mexico and Reminiscences, ca. 1850-1878
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Cattle-drove (northward-bound for a market) passing the valley of Santa Barbara. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p. 115) NOTE: three ruled lines on verso. Date: May 6, 1865 Size: 12.5 x 18.8 cm.
Mission-ruins: The dilapidated guardhouse at the Sta. Barbara Mission. View towards the bay. Supplementary drawings of 1873. Date: 1865 (1873) Size: 12 x 18.9 cm.
Ruins of the Ex-Mission of La Purisima Concepcion. Drawn between 1 & 6 of April '78. The last stone to the temple. After a photograph, the valuable contribution of Mrs. Josephine Bishop completing the mission collection on Author's 70th birthday. Photograph of 1876. Date of foundation Dec. 8, 1787. Date: April 1-6, 1878 Size: 16.4 x 24.6 cm.
La Purissima [i.e. La Purisima]: Groundplan of mission and outbuildings [with sketch of mission in 1824]. Kindly given by Genl. M.G. Vallejo, Oct. 15, 1878. Thankfully acknowledged by E.V. Date: 1878? Size: 12.3 x 16.2 cm.
Ruins of the Mission "Nuestra Senora de la Soledad," in the Salinas Plains. Property of the Soberanis [!]. Date: 1873 Size: 11.2 x 17.9 cm.
Santa Cruz [ground plan; sketch of mission in 1825]. Ground plan of the mission & surroundings kindly supplied by Genl. Vallejo. Date: 1878? Size: 12.2 x 16.4 cm.
Ruins of the old Mission Church of Santa Cruz, in 1859. A friendly contribution by Mrs. Josephine Bishop. [Photographic reproduction of painting.] Date: 1878? Size: 13.4 x 18.2 cm.
Sketch of the church and buildings of the Mission of San Jose, Upper California. F. [i.e. Founded] Ao. 1797. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p. 107, Vischer Missions no. 4). Date: August 16, 1866 Size: 16.7 x 24.7 cm.
Mission of San Juan Bautista, Monterey County. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p. 13, Vischer Missions, no. 5) NOTE: on verso, marginal rulings and numbers. Date: 1862 Size: 14.7 x 23 cm.
Church (the interior yet kept in good condition) of the Mission of San Miguel, and ruins of the 'Casa Principal' and outbuildings. Sheriff and posse conducting a band of criminals towards San Luis Obispo. (The northrooms in 1852 the scene of the murder of the Reed family by outlaws.) A scene of the starvation of cattle in the summer of 1864, during the great drought. Founded 1797. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p.111, Vischer Missions no. 7) Date: 1864 Size: 18.1 x 26.4 cm.
Casa del Paso de Robles, the old farm building of the Mission of San Miguel. Now the sheepfarm of James Blackburn. Meeting of neighbouring stock-owners at a general rodeo for the separation of herds. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p.116). Date: May 1864 Size: 15.9 x 24.7 cm.
Chapel and principal buildings of the Ex-Mission San Fernando. [Founded] 1798. Instances of extreme old age. Genl. D. Andres Pico, with his adoptive daughter, visiting the quarters of the aged Sn. Fernando Indians. The oldest surviving mission-Indians of California. Alifonso' 130 (by computation) Agapito' 115, the first adult gentil [sic] baptized [sic] here, (then a grandfather). Their wives also abt. 100 years old. (cf. Vischer Missions no. 12) Date: 1865 Size: 16.8 x 25.5 cm.
A Californian magnate in his home. General Don Andres Pico of Los Angeles. Southern mission orchard; vaqueros lassoing cattle; corridor of the farm-building. Ex-Mission of San Fernando. Date: 1865 Size: 14.8 x 20.8 cm.
Indian rancheria of Jose Antonio Venado, at San Luis Rey Mission, near the Zanja. Caicha-tribe, Quechumas. April 1865. Supplementary drawings of Spanish and Indian life, 1873 (Sketched 1868). Ambrosia, Vaquero; Temecola & Eusebio. Date: 1868 (1873) Size: 15.1 x 23.5 cm.
Ruins of the church and buildings of the Mission of San Luis Rey. Founded 1798. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p. 49, Vischer Missions no. 15). Date: May 1, 1865 Size: 16.1 x 25.2 cm.
Ruins of the church and buildings of the Ex-Mission of San Luis Rey. [From rear.] Date: May 1, 1865 Size: 16.3 x 24.7 cm.
West-view of the ruins of the mission of San Luis Rey (in 1865) and distant view toward Temecola. Date: May 6, 1865 Size: 12.2 x 19.3 cm.
Scene at the abandoned mission-orchard at San Luis Rey, in the bottom,' south of the mission buildings. Supplementary drawings 1873. Date: June 1865 (1873) Size: 15.5 x 22.2 cm.
North view of the church and Ex-Mission of Santa Ines, (with groupings of the olden times). 'Alistando la remonta.' Father Blas Ordaz ordering relais, the mayordomo reporting; departure of honored guests, 1833/6, Fernando Deppe, A. Robinson and J. Thompson. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p.109, Vischer Missions no. 9) Date: 1865 Size: 17.2 x 24.9 cm.
Ruins of the south-end and inner corridors of Sta. Ines Mission buildings; our night quarters with the mail agent. April 22, 1865. Supplementary drawings of Mission-Ruins, 1873. Donkeys by W.H.H. [i.e. William H. Hilton]. Date: April 22, 1865 (1873) Size: 14.8 x 22.8 cm.
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