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Hubert Howe Bancroft family papers, approximately 1835-1960.
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Hubert Howe Bancroft family papers, approximately 1835-1960


Bancroft (Family, creator, creator.


Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918, correspondent.


Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861, correspondent.


Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945, correspondent.


Bancroft, Philip, 1881-1975, correspondent.


Contains letters from bookseller George H. Derby, concerning Hubert Howe Bancroft's proposed California business venture in 1854. Includes family correspondence, passports, genealogies, memoirs, and sons', Paul and Griffing's report cards from Yale, along with miscellaneous writings and documents, and letters from Matilda Bancroft concerning property matters. Also includes papers and clippings of Paul Bancroft concerning his role in San Francisco politics, and of Philip Bancroft relating to his political activities in the Republican Party, including minutes of the Republican County Committee of San Francisco, 1910-1912, and a telegram from Hiram W. Johnson, as well as his run for U.S. Senate in 1938. Additional clippings relate to the dedication of H.H. Bancroft's Valencia Street library and Spring Valley adobe as Calif. historical monuments in the 1960s.
Scrapbook contains photographs of Hubert Howe Bancroft (portraits circa 1850-1912), his parents, sister, first and second wives, children, and grandchildren. Also includes family crest, genealogies, and clippings relating to various family members, including Paul and Griffing's political careers, the Bancroft Library, and H.H. Bancroft's literary endeavors. Several family homes and farms are pictured, most notable the Mt. Diablo Fruit Farm (Contra Costa Co., Calif.) and Helix Farms (Spring Valley, Calif.).
Two scrapbooks containing newspaper clipping reviews of Hubert H. Bancroft's book, The Book of the Fair. Each clipping is annotated with the publication name, location and date published.


1835 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-il
Private libraries -- California
Family archives -- California
Family farms -- California -- Pictorial works
Bibliothèques privées -- Californie
Archives familiales -- Californie
Exploitations agricoles familiales -- Californie -- Ouvrages illustrés
Family archives
Family farms
Politics and government
Private libraries
California -- Politics and government -- 1850-1950
Bancroft Farm (Walnut Creek, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Spring Valley (San Diego County, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Californie -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1850-1950
California -- Contra Costa County
California -- Spring Valley (San Diego County)
California -- Walnut Creek -- Bancroft Farm
Republican Party (Calif.). -- San Francisco County Committee.
Helix Farms -- Pictorial works
Republican National Convention (15th : 1912 : Chicago, Ill.)
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Republican National Convention
World's Columbian Exposition
Bancroft family -- Archives
Bancroft, Hubert Howe -- 1832-1918 -- Archives
Bancroft, Hubert Howe -- 1832-1918 -- Family -- Archives
Bancroft, Hubert Howe -- 1832-1918 -- Family -- Portraits
Bancroft, Hubert Howe -- 1832-1918 -- Family -- Pictorial works
Bancroft, Hubert Howe -- 1832-1918 -- Portraits
Bancroft, Hubert Howe -- 1832-1918
Bancroft family -- Correspondence
Bancroft, Hubert Howe -- 1832-1918 -- Correspondence
Johnson, Hiram -- 1866-1945 -- Correspondence
Derby, George H -- 1822-1852 -- Correspondence
Bancroft, Paul -- Correspondence
Bancroft, Matilida Coley Griffing -- 1848-1910 -- Correspondence
Bancroft, Philip -- 1881-1975 -- Correspondence
Bancroft, Griffing -- Correspondence
Bancroft family
Bancroft, Griffing
Bancroft, Hubert Howe -- 1832-1918
Bancroft, Philip -- 1881-1975
Johnson, Hiram -- 1866-1945


Additions: Gift of Ruth Bancroft; 2010.
Related item: The Book of the Fair (ff T500.C1 B19).
Related collection: Bancroft family genealogical information : typescript, 1994 Oct. 17 (BANC MSS 99/113 c).
Related collection: Hubert Howe Bancroft family genealogical data (BANC MSS 89/91 c).
Related collection: Bancroft family papers, 1869-1903 (BANC MSS 85/160 c).
Related collection: Bancroft family papers, 1844-1882 (BANC MSS 71/18 c FILM).
Hubert Howe Bancroft family papers, BANC MSS 73/64 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.


family papers.
manuscripts for publication.
Pictorial works
Personal correspondence

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