Inventory of the Robert H. Power Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Power, Robert H.
Title: Robert H. Power Collection
Date (inclusive): 1950-1984
Extent: 2.4 linear feet
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.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-063
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

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 Content

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in seven series: 1. Correspondence 2. Commissions, 3. Events, 4. Resarch Projects, 5. Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 6. Publications and Speeches and 7. Addenda.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Power, Robert H.--Archives
Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596.
San Francisco Bay (Calif.)--History

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

This finding aid was produced from a print finding aid. Sara Gunasekara was assisted in the encoding of this finding aid by student employee Michelle Xie.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert H. Power Collection, 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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1969-1983

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming, outgoing, and third party correspondence, some of which are photocopies. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:1

Banks, Dennis 1983 December 21

Box 1:1a

Billington, Ray A. 1979 February 21

Box 1:2

Blanchard, J. Richard 1969-1976

Box 1:3

Buck, Frank 1979-1980

Box 1:4

Chapman, Howard 1977

Box 1:5

Cooper, Tom 1979 June 28

Box 1:6

Craib, Ralph 1980 May 13

Box 1:7

Hanna, Warren 1979-1980

Box 1:8

Hart, James D. 1975-1979

Box 1:9

Hedges, R.E.M. 1977

Box 1:10

Heizer, Robert 1978

Box 1:11-12

Kunitz, Donald 1969-1980

Box 1:13

LaMarche, Valmore 1977

Box 1:14

Mellon, Knox 1977 July 13

Box 1:15

Newhall, Scott and Theiriot, Richard 1980 May 14

Box 1:16

Pike, Donald G. 1976 June 7

Box 1:17

Sansing, John L. 1977

Box 1:18

Schober, Jerry L. 1976 September 22

Box 1:19

Scovill, Douglas 1974 February 11

Box 1:20

Slaymaker, Charles 1979

Box 1:21

Smith, Cyril 1977-1979

Box 1:22

Tart, Dr. 1978 March 17

Box 1:23

Thompson, Lynn 1979

Box 1:24

Thrower, Norman 1977

Box 1:25

Tobler, Waldo 1979

Box 1:26

Townsley, Robert 1980

Box 1:27

Utley, Robert 1976-1977

Box 1:28

Ward, Paul 1977 November 23

Box 1:29

Waters, David 1976 May 18

Box 1:30

Whalen, William J. 1976

Box 1:31

Yeandle, Leatia 1977-1978

Box 1:32

Ziebarth, Marilyn 1977 October 13

 

Series 2. Commissions 1970-1979

Box 1:33

Sir Francis Drake Commission 1975-1979

Box 1:34

State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) 1976-1979

Box 1:35

Meeting Agenda and Minutes 1978-1979

Box 1:36

Index to Exhibits undated

Box 1:37

Exhibit I, Drake's Landing in California: A Case for San Francisco Bay by Robert H. Power, published in California Historical Quarterly 1973

Box 1:38

Exhibit II, The Francis Drake Controversy: His California Anchorage, June 17-July 23, 1579, published in California Historical Quarterly 1974

Box 1:39

Exhibit III, A Study of Two Historic Maps by Robert H. Power 1978

Box 1:40

Exhibit IV, Waldo Tobler, A Computer Study to Determine A Compatability Ratio for the Eleven Points of Compatability Presented in the Case for San Franciso Bay 1976 July 26

Box 1:41

Exhibit V, Drake 400: A Catalog of Drake Exhibit With Introduction, "The Drake Quadricentennial Collection of Robert H. Power," Essay by Robert H. Power 1977 August 6-1977 September 11

Box 1:42

Exhibit VI, Drake's Map of Cape Horn: A Comparison With the Hermite Islands, Study by Robert H. Power 1978

Box 1:43

Exhibit VII, "A Plate of Brass 'By Me...C G Francis Drake'" by Robert H. Power published in California History 1977-1978

Box 1:44

Exhibit VIII, Francis Drake and San Francisco Bay: A Beginning of the British Empire by Robert H. Power 1974

Box 1:45

Exhibit IX, Terrae Incognitae, "Drake's California Harbor: Another Look at William Caldeira's Story," by Albert E. Doerr, Revised by Oliver Dunn 1977

Box 1:46

Exhibit X, Elizabethan California by Robert Heizer 1974

Box 1:47

Exhibit XI, Analysis of Raymond Aker: "Report of Findings Relatives to Identification of Sir Francis Drake's Encampment at Point Reyes National Seashore. A Research Report of the Drake Navigators Guild. Analysis by Professors Robert F. Heizer, John H. Kemble, Andrew Rolle, Point Reyes, California 1970

Box 1:48

Exhibit XII, "Only Sir Francis Knows for Sure" by Robert H. Power, published in California Living 1976 June 27

Box 1:49

Exhibit XIII, Drake in Marin: Fact and Fancy by Glenn Dines for the Board of Supervisors in the County of Marin, San Rafael 1975

Box 1:50

Conclusions and Summary 1978

Box 1:51

Program and Cruise Admission- The Francis Drake in California Hearings; Application from Office of Historic Preservation; Drake Navigators Guild and Power Hearings 1978

 

Series 3. Events 1977-1980

Box 1:52

Sir Francis Drake, The British Library, London, England. Letter to British Museum Publications 1977

Box 1:53

Drake 400. Plymouth, England. The Drake Quadricentennial Collection 1977

Box 1:54

The University of San Francisco, Gleeson Library Associates Tour and Schedule 1977

Box 1:55

UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library, Exhibit and annual meeting 1979

Box 1:56

UC Davis Library Associates, Power Lecture and Oakland Museum exhibition 1979

Box 1:57

Los Angeles and San Francisco International Conference; A Study of Two Historic Maps, by Robert H. Power.; Presentation: "Stephen Parmenius: The Poet for Drake's Mova Albion" 1979

Box 1:58

UCLA Library Exhibit 1979

Box 1:59

The Oakland Museum Exhibition Publication: "The Museum of California," 3 issues. 1979

Box 1:60

California Drake Quadricentennial: Stamps and Calendar of Events 1979

Box 1:61

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. Two Centuries of British Discovery in the Pacific. 1979

Box 1:62

Plymouth, England. Drake 400. 1980

 

Series 4. Research Projects 1977-1979

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:63

Buckeye Survey 1977

Box 1:64

Nova Albion Explorations 1979

Box 1:65

Project Albion undated

 

Series 5. Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1975-1980

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:66

undated-1975

Box 1:67

1976-1978

Box 1:68

1979-1980

 

Series 6. Publications and Speeches 1951-1980

Box 1:69

Bancroft Library. Sir Francis Drake and the Finding of The Plate of Brass. undated

Box 1:70

Bancroft Library. The Plate of Brass Reexamined. 1977

Box 1:71

Bancroft Library. The Plate of Brass Reexamined: A Supplement. 1979

Box 1:72

Crocker First National Bank. The Plate of Brass. 1951

Box 1:73

Drake in Marin: Fact and Fancy. Dines, Glen. Marin County Free Library. 1975

Box 1:74

Doerr, A.E., and Dunn, Oliver. Drake's California Harbor: Another Look at William Caldeira's Story. 1977

Box 1:75

Drake Navigators Guild, Point Reyes, California. Plate of Brass. 1966

Box 1;76

Hanna, W.L. Lost Harbor: The Controversy Over Drake's California Anchorage. 1979

Box 1:77

Heizer, R.F., and Busby, C.I. Report on the Search for a Reported Drake Plate in Coppermine Gulch Near Bolinas Bay, California. 1979

Box 1:78

Kinnaird, Lawrence. The Brass Riddle. 1979

Box 1:79

Morison, Samuel Eliot. The European Discovery of America. advertisement. 1974

Box 1:80

Nova Albion Map. 1979

Box 1:81

Oko, Captain Adolph. Francis Drake and Nova Albion. 1964

Box 1:82

Power, R.H. Putah Creek Letter. "Collecting Western Elizabethans." 1970

Box 1:83

Power. The Nova Albion Pages of the Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoueries of the English Nation. 1970

Box 1:84

Power. Plate of Brass. 1970

Box 1:85

Power. The Significance of Francis Drake's Discovery of San Francisco Bay in 1579. 1971

Box 1:86

California Historical Quarterly. Article by Power, "Drake's Landing in California: A Case for San Francisco Bay." 1973

Box 1;87

Queen Elizabeth's Declaration: The Vse of the Sea and Ayre is Common to All. Introduction by Power. 1973

Box 1:88

California Historical Quarterly. "San Francisco Bay/San Quentin Cove." by Robert H. Power. 1974

Box 2:1

California Historical Society- Drake Debate MSS. 1974

Box 2:2

Book Review: Drakes Island of Thieves. by Robert Power. 1975

Box 2:3

Elizabethan World Map Including First Map of San Francisco Bay. 1976

Box 2:4

A Plate of Brass "By Me... C G Francis Drake." by Robert H. Power. 1978

Box 2:5

A Study of Two Historic Maps. By Power. 1978

Box 2:6

The Drake Plate of Brass. By Power. 1979

Box 2:7

Sir Francis Drake's Discoveries Revealed Through Maps. by Robert H. Power. 1980

Box 2:8

Book Review: Lost Harbor: The Controversy Over Drake's California Anchorage. by Robert H. Power. 1979

Box 2:9

"The Golden Hinde vs. The Golden Hind." by Robert H. Power. 1980

Box 2:10

"The Spanish Lake." by Spate, O.H.K. 1979

Box 2:11

The Smithsonian. Article "Replica of Drake's Golden Hinde." by Spencer, T. 1974

Box 2:12

"Drake Landed in San Francisco Bay in 1579." by Walter A. Starr. 1962

Box 2:13

National Geographic. "Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Sea Dog, Sir Francis Drake." by Alan Villiers. 1975

Box 2:14

"Our First New England." by Edward P. Von Der Porten. 1960

Box 2:15

"The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Mapped in Silver and Gold." by Helen Wallis. 1979

Box 2:16

Book Review: The World Encompassed, by Derek Wilson. 1978

 

Series 7. Addenda 1974-1980

Scope and Content Note

Contains advertisements, clippings, broadsides, and a report.
Box 2:17

An Assessment of the Cultural Resources Within Point Reyes National Seashore, by Michael J. Moratto 1974

Box 2:18

Advertisements 1977-1979

Box 2:19

Clippings 1980

Box 3

Poster and broadside undated

Box 3

Proclamation by Governor Deukmejian in Honor of the Royal Visit 1983 March 3