Guide to the Bernard Moses papers, 1875-1915

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Guide to the Bernard Moses Papers, 1875-1915

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 994

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1966
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Bernard Moses Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1875-1915
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 994
Creator: Moses, Bernard, 1846-1930
Extent: Number of containers: 1 portfolio, 2 cartons
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, notes, manuscripts and reprints of articles and lectures, and clippings, pertaining to his career as professor of history, University of California, and as U.S. Commissioner in the Philippines.
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], Bernard Moses papers, BANC MSS C-B 994, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collection

  • Title: Philippine diary, typescript
    Identifier/Call Number: 308x m911.di

Scope and Content

This collection of papers, transferred form Archives to the Bancroft Library in November 1965 and in March, 1966, contains some correspondence, manuscripts and reprints of lectures and articles, some material and clippings concerning the Philippine Commission, miscellaneous notes on the history of South America, and a file of clippings relating to his lectures.


Born in 1846, Bernard Moses attended the University of Michigan and the University of Heidelberg. He began his teaching career at Albion College, and came to the University of California in 1876 as professor of history and political science. He was a member of the U. S. Philippine Commission from 1900-1902, and later participated in the Panamerican Scientific Congress in Santiago, Chile, and in the International Conference of American States in Buenos Aires. He was also minister plenipotentiary on a special mission to Chile.

Key to Arrangement

portfolio Portfolio:

Correspondence. The letters have been arranged chronologically, and an alphabetical list of correspondents is appended. A bibliography is placed at the end of the portfolio.

Carton 1:

Manuscripts and reprints of articles and lectures, arranged alphabetically by title. One folder of unitled manuscripts is at the end of the carton.

Carton 2:

Untitled addresses, dated (1folder), and undated (1 folder)


Clippings relating to lectures


Lecture notes on Spanish American history


Notes on history of South America


Philippine Commission material


Copies of official correspondence and reports, 1900-1907


Misc. writings on Philippines


Clippings, 1900-1903


Notes on Spinoza


Clippings roughly arranged by subject


California. University




Moses' books







List of Correspondents


Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915


Letter, Nov. 16, 1914


Bryce J[ames] [Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922]


3 letters; Feb, 18?, 1885; Sept. 19, 1887; Oct. 1, 1892


Cortelyou, George Bruce, 1862-1940


Letter, Mar. 8, 1900, written as secretary to Pres. McKinley.


Day, William Rufus, 1849-1923


Letter, Mar. 1, 1900


Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926


Telegram, 1882


Funck-Brentano, Frantz, 1862-1947


Letter, July 1, 1915


Harper, William Rainey, 1856-1906


Letter, Aug. 27, 1898, re sale of Bancroft Library


Hittell, Theodore Henry, 1830-1917


Letter, Dec. 23, 1885


Lefranc, Abel Jules Maurice, 1863-


Postcard, Aug. 17, 1915


Moses, Bernard, 1846-1930


2 letters, Sept. 24 and Nov. 11, 1875


Nybolm, Carl Rupert, 1832-1907


Letter, Dec. 29, 1880


Perkins, George Clement, 1839-1923


Telegram, Feb. 28, 1900


Pond, Charles Fremont, 1856-1929


Receipt, Oct. 16, 1910


Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916


Letter, Sept. 7, 1883


postcard, n.d.


Stebbins, Horatio, 1821-1902


2 letters, Sept. 14 and Nov. 4, 1875. September letter is copy in writing of Bernard Moses.


Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930


Letter, Apr. 23, 1907