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Solís, Gaspar José de (unknown–unknown)

Biography Entry

Fray Gaspar José de Solís, guardián of the College of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas, is best known for his inspection of the missions of that college in Texas. His diary kept on the inspection tour in 1767 and 1768 presents a valuable contemporary account of the missions, country, and Indians of Texas.

Carlos E. Castañeda, Our Catholic Heritage in Texas (7 vols., Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1936–58; rpt., New York: Arno, 1976). Charles W. Hackett, ed., Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas (4 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1931–46). Gaspar José de Solís, "Diary," trans. Margaret Kenny Kress, Southwestern Historical Quarterly 35 (July 1931).

Categories:

  • Exploration
  • Explorers (Spanish)
  • Religion
  • Catholic

Time Periods:

  • Spanish Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Solís, Gaspar José de,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 30, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/solis-gaspar-jose-de.

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