A detailed account of the historical events that took place in California. Missions that were undertaken in different times have been described in detail. The origins of 21 California missions.
Naturalist William Henry Hudson was born in Argentina of immigrant parents from England, and later settled there. He published books on ornithology and novels, and other books of far ranging interest. This is a short overview, which he calls a sketch, of the California Missions starting with the first travels of Father Junipero Serra to their time of declining influence.