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The Resource 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

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

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A Jesuit missionary in eighteenth-century Sonora : the family correspondence of Philipp Segesser
Title
A Jesuit missionary in eighteenth-century Sonora
Title remainder
the family correspondence of Philipp Segesser
Statement of responsibility
edited by Raymond H. Thompson ; translated by Werner S. Zimmt and Robert E. Dahlquist
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"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"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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1689-1761,
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Segesser, Philipp
Dewey number
  • 266/.2092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Thompson, Raymond H.,
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  • Segesser, Philipp
  • Jesuits
  • Missionaries
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; The Missionary Career of Philipp Anton Segesser; About the Translation; Letters from Ingolstadt (1-9); Letters from Altötting, Straubing, and Neuburg an der Donau (10-14); Letters from Hochdorf, Constance, and Ellwangen (15-20); Letters from Genoa (21-22); Letters from Seville (23-36); Letters from Puerto de Santa María (37-41); Letters from Havana (42-44); Letters from Tepotzotlán and Durango (45-46); Letters from San Ignacio, San Xavier, and Guevavi (47-52); Letters from Tecoripa (53-61); Letters from Ures (62-76)
Control code
ocn881858545
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 336 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826354259
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881858545
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; The Missionary Career of Philipp Anton Segesser; About the Translation; Letters from Ingolstadt (1-9); Letters from Altötting, Straubing, and Neuburg an der Donau (10-14); Letters from Hochdorf, Constance, and Ellwangen (15-20); Letters from Genoa (21-22); Letters from Seville (23-36); Letters from Puerto de Santa María (37-41); Letters from Havana (42-44); Letters from Tepotzotlán and Durango (45-46); Letters from San Ignacio, San Xavier, and Guevavi (47-52); Letters from Tecoripa (53-61); Letters from Ures (62-76)
Control code
ocn881858545
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 336 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826354259
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881858545

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