Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Life Sciences Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 9 of 9

Full-Text Articles in Life Sciences

2019 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection - Book Inventory Aug 2019

2019 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection - Book Inventory

Related Research and Documents

Over 1200 books pertaining to, among other things, the history of California, California missions, geography, Spanish and Mexicans in the United States and California, California Indians, U.S. history, computer technology used in mapping, data use and interpretation


2019 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection - Documents And Research Inventory Jul 2019

2019 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection - Documents And Research Inventory

Related Research and Documents

Research and documents accumulated by Dr. David Hornbeck throughout his career pertaining to the history of California, the inhabitants, colonization and missions that he donated to the Monterey County Historical Society.


1916 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Index To Volumes Ii-Iv, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1916 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Index To Volumes Ii-Iv, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

This 1916 publication is an index of Volumes I through IV for Engelhardt's Missions and Missionaries of California.


1913 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iii, Upper California, Part Ii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1913 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iii, Upper California, Part Ii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume III, Section I of Engelhardt's series on California missions covers largely the period of 1812 through 1830 addressing the challenges and difficulties facing the missionaries including the scarcity of resources and labor. He described the invasion of Monterey and other ports in Upper California by Hipólte Bouchard in 1818. Section II covers the period of 1830 through 1836 and the secularization of the missions by the Mexican government during which time the missionaries held their posts until either death or the government relieved them of the responsibility of protecting the neophytes against "white rapacity" and the destruction of ...


1912 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Ii, Upper California, Part I, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1912 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Ii, Upper California, Part I, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume II was a general accounting of the missions and missionaries in Upper California. Section I addressed the establishment and administration of the missions by Fr. Junípero Serra. Section II covered the administration of Fr. Fermín Francisco de Lasuén and Fr. Estevan Tapis. The author posited that the real object of the conquest and occupation of Alta California was not the establishment of the Catholic faith in California but rather to fund expeditions and secure the land from the Russians and others who were making expeditions in the region. Engelhardt's evidence was the fact that the Spanish government seized ...


1915 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iv, Upper California, Part Iii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1915 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iv, Upper California, Part Iii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

The fourth and final volume in Engelhardt's series on the general history of the California missions and generally concludes with the narrative in the early 1850s time period. The author noted that, "... a cursory view of the situation revealed such un common struggles in behalf of the Indians against military usurpation and colonist cupidity, accompanied and followed by such extraordinary misrepresentations and calumnies, that only a documentary history would satisfy the critical student and intelligent reader. ... The character of the missionaries, their religious and moral principles, their object, methods, resources, successes and reverses were examined and recorded in these ...


1897 - The Franciscans In California, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1897 - The Franciscans In California, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Engelhardt noted that much had bee written about those who first introduced Christianity and civilization in California but little was reliable due to ignorance, malice, exaggeration and misstatements. Up to 1785, Engelhardt consulted original Spanish documents and compared those with statements of H. H. Bancroft. According to the author, with regard to the missions from 1831 through 1850, Bancroft was almost the only authority offering any accurate information. He believed as to historic facts, that Bancroft's work was reliable and all the more valuable because it came from a non-Catholic source.


1879 - Droughts In California In 1805 And 1817, Mariano G. Vallejo Jan 2019

1879 - Droughts In California In 1805 And 1817, Mariano G. Vallejo

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

A handwritten transcription of a brief narrative by Mariano G. Vallejo (original in Spanish) describing the droughts of 1805 and 1817 experienced in California and the impact it had upon the people and land.


1897 - History Of California, Volume 3, Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1897 - History Of California, Volume 3, Theodore Henry Hittell

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Hittell dedicated the first portion of Volume 3 to early mining times in California including Pioneer mines, miners and mining appliances, Northern California mines, Southern California mines, gold distribution and gold rushes, struggles for organization and order, evolution of mining laws, and the lynch-law in the mines. Hittell wrote at considerable length about the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1851 and 1856, progress made in San Francisco, city debts, land sales, bank failures of 1855, growth of the State of California, People's Party reform, squatters, Land Commission Act, Joaquin Murieta and his banditti, Californian Filibusters, discovery of Humboldt Bay ...