Padre Juan Augustin Morfi. Diario del viaje a las misiones de Texas y Nuevo Mexico.

Serial Number
250-00072
Title
Padre Juan Augustin Morfi. Diario del viaje a las misiones de Texas y Nuevo Mexico.
Author(s)
Morfi, Juan Agustin (Padre)
Date
08-03-1777
Date
11-09-1778
Documentation
Original. N.p. August 3, 1777/November 9, 1778. 293 both sides.
Summary
This travel account traces Morfi's journey northward from central Mexico to Texas and New Mexico. It is rich in geographic and economic data, as well as in information on presidios and towns. Morfi, however, lacked insight into the things he saw. Also, he mentioned the Indians only in passing and made little effort to study them. (J. Grusin) (1976)
Persons
Morfi, Juan Agustin (Padre)
Places
Nuevo Mexico
Texas
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Pimas
First Location
Newberry Library, Chicago. Ayer ms. 1169.
Original Location
NL, Chicago, Ayer Ms. 1169
Language
Spanish
Notes
Excerpts have appeared in various heavily edited versions. Newberry copy lacks title page cf. Butler cataloge. An entry by p. Velez is appended to the diary. Butler notes that text varies from that published in documentos para la historia de Mexico, 3rd ser.
Batch Reference Number
2612
Rights
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