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A Jesuit missionary in eighteenth-century Sonora : the family correspondence of Philipp Segesser / edited by Raymond H. Thompson ; translated by Werner S. Zimmt and Robert E. Dahlquist.

Author/creator Segesser, Philipp, 1689-1761
Other author/creatorThompson, Raymond H.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoAlbuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2014.]
Descriptionxxxix, 336 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Subject(s)
Uniform titleCorrespondence. English
Abstract "In the very last year of the seventeenth century a ten-year-old boy in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland, announced to his parents that he wanted to become a Jesuit missionary and save souls in faraway lands. Philipp Segesser got his wish when he was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. For the next thirty years he carried on an active correspondence with his family and religious affiliates. His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain. The editor's introduction sets the letters in biographical and historical context"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 317-322) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2013038865
ISBN9780826354242 (hardback)

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