Consists of bibliographic and research notes pertaining to and used
in the preparation of the
History of California (volumes 18-24),
California Pastoral (vol. 34) and
(vol. 25), nine volumes of Hubert Howe Bancroft's 39-volume,
History of the Pacific
States of North America
published between 1882-1890.
Hubert Howe Bancroft was born in Granville, Ohio on May 5, 1832. After working for some
time in the Buffalo, N.Y. book store owned by his brother-in-law, George H. Derby, Bancroft
came to California in 1852 to establish a West Coast outlet for the shop. In 1855, after
selling the initial stock, he went east and returned with sufficient books and stationery to
open a San Francisco store the following year. Within two years, his firm on Montgomery
Street began to grow into a publishing house, issuing such items as law books and legal
stationery, texts and maps for schools, and music and piano sales.
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Linear feet: 29.20
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