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John L. Kessell, free-lance researcher and writer of Southwestern history, contributor to scholarly journals, and author of the book Mission of Sorrows: Jesuit Guevavi and the Pimas, 1691–1767 (UA Press, 1970), earned his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico, where he subsequently taught. In addition he has been a historian for the National Park Service and has served as assistant editor of the New Mexico Historical Review. In 1973 he received the Western Historical Quarterly's first Herbert E. Bolton Award.
John L. Kessell (3 Titles)

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Friars, Soldiers, and Reformers
Hispanic Arizona and the Sonora Mission Frontier, 1767–1856
By John L. Kessell

Mission of Sorrows
Jesuit Guevavi and the Pimas, 1691–1767
By John L. Kessell

Rim of Christendom
A Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino, Pacific Coast Pioneer
By Herbert Eugene Bolton; Foreword by John L. Kessell

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