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Bancroft (Margaret Wood) Collection, 1929-1945
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Processing Information note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library
    Title: Margaret Wood Bancroft Collection
    creator: Bancroft, Margaret Wood, 1893-1986
    Identifier/Call Number: LA.2012.0201
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1945
    Language of Material: English
    Abstract: 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.

    Biographical/Historical note

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment. Contact the Research Library Director, San Diego Natural History Museum.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Copyright may be reserved. Consult the San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library Director for more information.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item], Margaret Wood Bancroft Collection (Archives collection 2012.0201). Research Library, San Diego Natural History Museum.

    Related Archival Materials

    Margaret Bancroft: a personal portrait : Smith, Virginia M. http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z240q
    Recollection of Hubert Howe Bancroft and the Bancroft family : oral history transcript: and related material, 1977-1980, BANC MSS 80/144 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z240q
    Baja California Photographs by Griffing Bancroft, UC San Diego Special Collections, http://roger.ucsd.edu/record=b8901187-S9

    Scope and Contents note

    The Margaret Wood Bancroft Collection includes correspondence, manuscript typescript, a scrapbook of clippings and notes, and an annotated photographic album that documenting collecting trips and exploratory travels in Baja California.

    Processing Information note

    This is an unprocessed collection in the archives of the San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library; not all of the contents of this collection have been fully inventoried. Photographs from the photographic album have been digitized.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- Description and travel
    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- Pictorial works
    Bancroft Family
    Women naturalists -- United States
    Field notes
    Bancroft, Griffing, 1879-1955
    Green, J. Elton (Josiah Elton), 1908-1986
    Harbison, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1904-1989
    Huey, Laurence M. (Laurence Markham), 1892-1963
    Klauber, Laurence Monroe, 1883-1968
    Pierce, Wright M., 1886-1937