Forms part of the Hubert Howe Bancroft collection.
bibliographic and research notes pertaining to and used in the
, volumes 9-14, part 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.
Number of containers: 35 cartons
Linear feet: 43.75
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