The Margaret Wood Bancroft Collection consists of one box of archival material including correspondence, a photographic album
documenting the 1930 expedition cruise of the Gulf of California, an expedition to the Sierra San Pedro Mártir in 1935, manuscript
materials, and documents regarding the Bancroft Egg Collection.
Margaret R. Wood Bancroft, (1883-1986), was an American amateur naturalist who with her husband, ornithologist and oologist
Griffing Bancroft, explored the Baja California coastline, documenting bird and wildlife of the region. In 1935, Bancroft
led a search for the lost mission of Santa Ysabel in the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, Baja California.
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