Santa Clara/Spokane: CA. Mission Studies Assn./Arthur H. Clark Co., 2004. First Edition, Limited to 150 Hardcover copies. Hardcover. Octavo, 153 pp. Illustrations. Notes; Glossary; Refereces Cited; Index. Publisher's prospectus laid in. Original tan cloth stamped in burgundy on front cover and spine. Fine condition, as new. Item #20032
The diary and copybook of outgoing letters kept by Englishman William E.P. Hartnell during his two years as Visitador General for the California missions (1839-1840) provides notable insight into a somewhat obscure, but very important part of California history. "For the first time these reports and Hartnell's diary have been translated and made available...The copybook and diary contained in this work represent an honest and impartial recording of affairs at the ex-missions. They are source material of the first order, and give unique insight into the culture and events of California during this tumultuous period." - Prospectus.