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At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 85,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World through the end of the twentieth century.

Verger, Rafael to Manuel L. Casa Fonda (in Spanish)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06297 Author/Creator: Verger, Rafael Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 August 1771 Pagination: 21 p. 31.3 x 21.7 cm Order a Copy

Report on new missions in Monterey. Includes physical conditions of the buildings, abilities of missionaries, obstacles due to local resistance among Indians, settlers and California ranchers.

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