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Historio Compuesta : de todo lo acaesido en la expediccion hecha al Puerto de Nuca año de 1789 / by Fray Francisco Sánchez, copied in another hand, 1790.

Historio Compuesta : de todo lo acaesido en la expediccion hecha al Puerto de Nuca año de 1789 / by Fray Francisco Sánchez, copied in another hand, 1790.

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Creator: Sánchez, Francisco Miguel, Fray
Date: 1789-1790
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Contemporary copy.
Fray Francisco Miguel Sánchez, a Franciscan from the College of San Fernado at San Blas, accompanied an 1789 expedition to Nootka Sound to establish a mission.
The manuscript formerly belonged to Jose M. Linga. Given to the library by William Robertson Coe.
Blanks not digitized.
Moused, with some loss of text.
Abstract:
The manuscript describes an 1789 Spanish expedition to the Northwest coast to determine the extent of Russian settlement and trade, as well as the activities of other nations in the region. Meetings with captains James Colnett, Robet Gray, William Douglas, and John Kendrick, and the seizure of the British ships Argonaut and Princess Royal, and the Portuguese ship Iphigenia, are recorded. The work also includes a vocabulary of the Nootka language and a description of the Nookta region and Indians.
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1 v. (in a case) ; 20 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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Object ID: 10061300
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