Finding Aid to California Mission Sketches by Henry Miller, 1856, 1856

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Finding Aid to California Mission Sketches by Henry Miller, 1856, 1856

Collection number: BANC PIC 1905.00006--B

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
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Processed by Padma Rubiales and The Bancroft Library staff.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: California Mission Sketches by Henry Miller
Date: 1856
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.00006--B
Artist: Miller, Henry
Extent: 38 pencil sketches, 28 x 45 cm. 38 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Originals not available for use. Use viewing prints with call no. BANC PIC 1905.00006--PIC.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], California Mission Sketches by Henry Miller, 1856, BANC PIC 1905.00006--B, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Miller, Henry , 1891- --Archives.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Unknown.

Scope and Content

This collection of 38 pencil sketches of the California Missions are the earliest known attempt to depict the Missions in a series (1856). The artist Henry Miller was identified in Pioneer Notes from the Diaries of Judge Benjamin Hayes, 1929, pages 132-133. *
Henry Miller originally planned to sketch the principal towns and scenery of the eastern counties of Alta California, in order to publish his observations and illustrations. He deemed himself too illiterate to accomplish this, and decided instead to prepare for a panorama that would "embrace all that is remarkable and peculiar in this state."* He traveled through the southern counties, braving bandits, wild animals, and high fares for travel through mining districts. He slept in fields and survived with little funds, earning extra money by selling sketches along the way. He traveled along "the main road leading from Mission to Mission,"* from San Francisco to San Diego. He started his journey from San Francisco on February 5, 1857, and left Los Angeles on October 13, 1857 to return to San Francisco aboard the steamship Seabird.

Note

* Account of a Tour of the California Missions, 1856; the Journal & Drawings of Henry Miller. San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1952.

Container Listing

 

Folsom BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:01

 

Mission of San Francisco, or Dolores BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:02

 

Vallejo and Mare Island BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:03

 

Martinez BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:04

 

Female Academy of the Sisters of Charity at Benicia BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:05

 

Benicia BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:06

 

Mission of San Carlos BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:07

 

Convent and Academy of the Sisters of the Holy Heart at San Jose BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:08

 

Mission San Jose BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:09

 

Alviso BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:10

 

Mission and College of Santa Clara BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:11

 

Mission of San Juan Bautista and town BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:12

 

Mission of San Juan Bautista BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:13

 

Ruins near Santa Cruz BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:14

 

Mission and town of Santa Cruz BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:15

 

Mission of Santa Cruz BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:16

 

Monterey BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:17

 

Redoute of Monterey BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:18

 

Lighthouse near Monterey BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:19

 

Church at Monterey, Presidio Chapel BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:20

 

Mission of La Soledad BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:21

 

Mission of San Antonio de Padua BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:22

 

Mission of San Miguel BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:23

 

Mission of San Luis Obispo BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:24

 

San Luis Obispo BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:25

 

Mission of La Purísima Concepción BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:26

 

Mission and College of Santa Ynez BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:27

 

Mission of Santa Barbara BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:28

 

Town of Santa Barbara BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:29

 

Mission of San Buenaventura BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:30

 

Mission of San Fernando BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:31

 

City of Los Angeles BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:32

 

Mission of San Gabriel BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:33

 

San Bernardino BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:34

 

Mission of San Luis Rey BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:35

 

Mission of San Diego BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:36

 

San Diego BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:37

 

Mission of San Juan Capistrano BANC PIC 1905.00006--B:38