Finding Aid to the Hubert Howe Bancroft Papers: Additions, [ca. 1896-1918]

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Finding Aid to the Hubert Howe Bancroft Papers: Additions,

[ca. 1896-1918]

Collection number: BANC MSS 73/37 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1973
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Hubert Howe Bancroft Papers: Additions,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1896-1918]
Collection Number: BANC MSS 73/37 c
Creator: Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 1 carton, and 1 oversize folder
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence manuscripts, clippings, stationery, photographs, scrapbook, reviews and obituaries pertaining to Bancrofts work and The History Company.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hubert Howe Bancroft Papers: Additions, BANC MSS 73/37 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

  • Title: Hubert Howe Bancroft Papers, 1835-1908,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 73/64 c

Scope and Content

This addition to the collection of papers of Hubert Howe Bancroft was purchased from the Alta California Bookstore in August 1972. It includes correspondence, manuscripts of Bancroft's writings, clippings concerning him and his work, samples of History Company and Bancroft Library stationery, and photographs. Many portraits of Bancroft and some photographs of the History Company have been removed and indexed separately in the portrait and picture collections.

Key to Arrangement



Scope and Content Note

Including draft of one letter by Bancroft, Feb. 15, 1916.


Incoming letters are arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. A partial list of correspondents is appended. Unlisted letters have been placed in an A-Z Miscellany.

Scrapbook, 1914-1915.

Scope and Content Note

Including some letters (which have been listed in the partial list of correspondents), and clippings, mainly relating to Hubert Howe Bancroft and to his work.

Writings of Hubert Howe Bancroft.

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically by title

Asia in America


Can Europe Ignore the Monroe Doctrine


Centralized Civilization


The Chinese Bugaboo


The Dark Age of Graft


Education Evolution of a Library


Evolution of High Crime


Good Government


Gloria in Excelsis


The Impossible African


In These Latter Days


The Initiative


Interocean Highways






Life's Complex Ways


Methods of Writing History


The Mills of the Gods




A New Land and a New People


The Passing of the Frontiers


The Passing of the House




Revival of Citizenship


San Francisco


Significance of the Panama Canal


The Silent Mystery of the Untenanted Plains




Why a World Industrial Centre at San Francisco Bay?


Fragments of Mss.


Clippings re H. H. Bancroft and his family; Bancroft's letter to the editor of The Sun and replies to it; book reviews of his work; obituaries.


The Helix Farms


Samples of History Company and Bancroft Library stationery





oversize Oversize folder, item Item 1

H. H. B. advertisement,

item Item 2

H. H. B. Fruit labels,

Partial List of Correspondents


Armstrong, Leroy E.


Letter, Jan. 5, 1916


Bancroft, Griffing, 1879-1952


Letter, May 15, 1915, in scrapbook


Bancroft, Lucy, 1882-


Telegram, Oct. 9, 1914, in scrapbook


Bonaparte, Charles Joseph, 1851-1921


Letter, Feb. 6, 1907


Bradley, Thomas W., 1844-1920


Letter, Feb. 5, 1907


Brewer, David Josiah, 1837-1910


Letter, Feb. 14, 1907


Bristol, Robert D.


5 letters, 1900-1907

Additional Note

Written while vice-president of the Bancroft Company, from New York.

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925


Telegram, Sept. 6, 1914, in scrapbook


Burnham, Henry Eben, 1844-1917


Letter, Feb. 4, 1907


California. University. President


2 letters, 1906-1907, by Benjamin Ide Wheeler, addressed to Mrs. Bancroft.

Additional Note

See also letter, Apr. 27, 1908, to Paul Bancroft, in scrapbook.

Chapple, Joe Mitchell, 1867-


Letter, May 24, 1915, in scrapbook


Crane, Charles Richard, 1858-1939


Letter, Mar. 19, 1918, addressed to Paul Bancroft


Dawson, Ernest

See Dawson's Bookshop


Dawson's Bookshop


3 letters, 1909, by Albert G. and Ernest Dawson


Hopkins, Albert, J., 1846-1922


Letter, Feb. 4, 1907


Huff, George Franklin, 1842-1912


Letter, Feb. 4, 1907


Hunt, Rockwell Dennis, 1868-


Letter, May 17, 1915, addressed to Robert D. Bristol


James, George Wharton, 1858-1923


Letter, Feb. 14, 1916


Loud, George Alvin, 1852-


Letter, Feb. 4, 1907


Loudenslager, Henry Clay, 1852-1911


Letter, Feb. 7, 1907


Maguire, Thomas Miller


Letter, Aug. 3, 1904

Additional Note

Also included: copy of his lecture, The ''New Pacific'' from a Strategic Point of View.

Merchants and Manufacturers Association


4 letters, 1916, by Seneca C. Beach, with promotional material.


Metcalf, Victor Howard, 1853-1936


Letter, Feb. 4, 1907


Mitchell, Edward Page, 1852-1927


Letter, May 17, 1907


Morse, J. H.


Letter, June 18, 1915, in scrapbook


Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908


Letter, Feb. 4, 1907


Shepard, A. D.


Letter, Jan. 26, 1916


Sleicher, John A., 1848-1921


Letter, May 25, 1915, in scrapbook


Stephens, Henry Morse, 1857-1919


2 letters, May 17, 1915, in scrapbook, one of them to Paul Bancroft.


Taussig, Rudolph Julius, 1861-1922


Letter, Feb. 2, 1915, in scrapbook


Vanderlip, Frank Arthur, 1864-1937


Letter, Jan. 17, 1916


Wanger, Irving Price, 1852-1940


Letter, Feb. 6, 1907


Weeks, John Wingate, 1860-1926


Letter, Feb. 2, 1916


Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927

See California. University. President