Date of Award
University of Santa Clara
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The immutable law of Cause and Effect affords an interesting gauge for the study of one of California's renowned missions. To compile all of the available data concerning a particular mission, to examine its buildings and grounds minutely and then to seek the Why and the Wherefore, provides an instructive undertaking.
Mission San Juan Bautista, California, the largest of the mission edifices, is a splendid subject for such a study. Why was it built, what was the purpose of its strange closed-off side aisles, why did it decline, what were the results achieved in its history? These are questions which naturally arise.
Martin, John E., "Mission San Juan Bautista California: The causes and effects of its rise and decline" (1933). Philosophy Doctoral. 1.