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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material About the Book of Wealth and the Book of the Fair (H.H. Bancroft & Co.), 1890-1900
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material About the Book of Wealth and the Book of the Fair (H.H. Bancroft & Co.),
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1900
    Collection number: 938
    Extent: 10 boxes (5.0 linear ft.) 21 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832-1918) established a bookselling and publishing business in San Francisco. The collection consists of engraving plates, portfolios with prints, and editions of Hubert Howe Bancroft's Book of the Fair and Book of Wealth. Includes cygne noir edition, author's editions, and sections of the deluxe edition of the Book of Wealth, and an incomplete 1893 text and an imperfect copy of the Book of the Fair.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Ralph Lyon in memory of Robert Dewey Bristol, 1951.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material About the Book of Wealth and the Book of the Fair (H.H. Bancroft & Co.) (Collection 938). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232784 

    Biography

    Hubert Howe Bancroft was born on May 5, 1832 in Granville, Ohio; worked in his brother-in-law's bookstore in Buffalo, New York, 1848-52; went to California in 1852 and established a bookselling and publishing business in San Francisco; gathered material on the West, eventually publishing 39 volumes of his works covering the American and Canadian West, Central America, and Mexico; collected 60,000 volumes of history, manuscripts, and personal narratives, which he donated to the University of California in 1905; he died on March 2, 1918 in Walnut Creek, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of engraving plates, portfolios with prints, and editions of Hubert Howe Bancroft's Book of the Fair (Chicago and San Francisco, 1893) and Book of Wealth (published under the title: Achievements of Civilization: the Book of Wealth ... in New York, 1898). Includes cygne noir edition, author's editions, and sections of the deluxe edition of the Book of Wealth, and an incomplete 1893 text and an imperfect copy of the Book of the Fair (10 volumes).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Book of Wealth materials (Boxes 1-25).
    2. Book of the Fair materials (Boxes 25-31).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918--Book of the Fair.
    Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918--Achievements of civilization.
    H.H. Bancroft & Co.--Archives.
    Historians--California, Northern--Archival resources.
    Publishers and publishing--California, Northern--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs.
    Printing plates.