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Title
[Collection of five letters relating to Father Pedro Benito Cambón, the San Diego Mission, and the importation of church decorations for the California Missions], 1781- 1782
Creator
Cambón, Pedro Benito
Trillo y Bermúdez, Francisco
Date Created and/or Issued
1781-1782
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
San Diego History
Rights Information
Public domain
Constraint(s) on Use: This work may be used without prior permission.
Use: This work is available from the UC San Diego Library. This digital copy of the work is intended to support research, teaching, and private study.
Description
Collection of five holograph letters (on seven leaves), including one letter from Fr. Pedro Benito Cambón, dated at San Diego, Dec. 14, 1781, addressed to Fr. Francisco Pangua of the College of San Fernando in Mexico, concerning the diversion of the San Blas supply ship fleet from the California missions to Manila due to the war with England. Cambón also mentions imported fancy goods from China and India brought to California via Manila. The remaining four letters, written from San Blas in 1782, are by Francisco Trillo y Bermúdez, the naval commissary of San Blas. Topics include the importation of church decorations to California from Manila, the needs of the Indian neophytes in the California missions, as well as other administrative details concerning the missions and the establishment at San Blas. Reference is made to various ships: the Favorita, the Princesa, and the Sonora
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/sca)
Type
text
Format
7 leaves ; 21 x 30 cm
Form/Genre
Sources
History
Language
Spanish; Castilian
Subject
Church decoration and ornament
Missions
Missions, Spanish
Favorita (Frigate)
San Diego Mission
Princesa (Ship)
Sonora (Schooner)
Franciscans
Sources
History
San Blas (Mexico)
California
Trillo y Bermúdez, Francisco
Cambón, Pedro Benito
Place
San Blas (Mexico)
California

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