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Guide to the Bancroft Reference Notes for British Columbia and Alaska, ca. 1870s-1890s
BANC MSS B-C 11  
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Description
Consists of bibliographic and research notes pertaining to and used in the preparation of the History of British Columbia (volume 32) and the History of Alaska (volume 33), part of Hubert Howe Bancroft's 39-volume History of the Pacific States of North America published between 1882-1890.
Background
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.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 cartons Linear feet: 2.5
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.