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Power (Robert H.) Collection on Early California and Discovery of the Pacific
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Robert H. Power Collection on Early California and Discovery of the Pacific
    Creator: Power, Robert H.
    Identifier/Call Number: D-063
    Physical Description: 13 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1853-2002
    Date (bulk): 1950-1990
    Abstract: Robert H. Power, restaurateur and historian, authored Drake's Landing in California: a Case for San Francisco Bay (1973) and Francis Drake & San Francisco Bay: a Beginning of the British Empire (1974). The collection contains correspondence, commission work notes, exhibits, newspapers and magazine articles, publications and speeches, and research project notes related to Power's interest in Francis Drake and the San Francisco Bay.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

    Biography

    Robert Harbison Power (April 19, 1926-May 13, 1991) was a general partner in the Nut Tree restaurant which was founded by his parents in 1921 in Vacaville, California. A historian, he authored Drake's Landing in California: a Case for San Francisco Bay (1973) and Francis Drake & San Francisco Bay: a Beginning of the British Empire (1974), among other works.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains correspondence, commission work notes, exhibits, newspapers and magazine articles, publications and speeches, research project notes, memorabilia, and maps related to Power's interest in Francis Drake and the San Francisco Bay.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    This finding aid was originally produced from a print finding aid. Sara Gunasekara was assisted in the encoding of this finding aid by student employee Michelle Xie.
    After a major addition to the collection in 2017, Liz Phillips and student assistant Julie Jeon reprocessed the collection into its current form.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Margaret and Robert Power Estate.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert H. Power Collection on Early California and Discovery of the Pacific, D-063, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis 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 researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San Francisco Bay (Calif.) -- History
    Power, Robert H. -- Archives
    Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596.