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Warren L. Hanna papers, 1671-1989 (bulk 1937-1983)
BANC MSS 93/31 c carton 4; BANC MSS 93/31 c oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 93/31 c carton 1; BANC MSS 93/31 c carton 2; ...
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Title:

Warren L. Hanna papers, 1671-1989 (bulk 1937-1983)

Creator/Contributor:

Hanna, Warren L. (Warren Leonard), 1898-1987, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Heizer, Robert F. (Robert Fleming), 1915-1979, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

North, Hart Hyatt, b. 1871, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Sir Francis Drake Commission

Abstract:

The Warren L. Hanna Papers contain materials related to Hanna's interest in the controversy surrounding the site of Sir Francis Drake's landing on the western coast of North America in 1579. The collection includes several drafts of Lost Harbor, Hanna's history of the controversy, as well as Hanna's extensive collection of Drake-related research materials (primarily articles, clippings, and pamphlets, and also including pages from a book published in 1671). The collection also comprises documents, primarily correspondence, on the controversy compiled by two other Drake researchers, Robert Heizer and Hart North. A moderate amount of Hanna's own Drake-related correspondence is present, as well as correspondence and minutes from Hanna's involvement in the Sir Francis Drake Commission. The collection also contains ephemera from events commemorating the Drake quadricentennial in 1979, and materials concerning the Drake Plate hoax. Oversize materials include printed and hand-drawn maps of Drake sites, a drawing of an anchor found in the 19th century and purported to belong to the Golden Hinde, and publicity posters for Drake quadricentennial events at the Oakland Museum.

Date:

1937 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Hanna, Warren L. (Warren Leonard) -- 1898-1987 -- Archives
Drake, Francis -- approximately 1540-1596 -- Travel -- California
Drake, Francis -- approximately 1540-1596 -- Plate of brass
California -- Discovery and exploration
California -- History -- To 1846

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Collection processed at folder level in 2010.
Warren L. Hanna papers, BANC MSS 93/31 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.
Warren Hanna (1898-1987) was a lawyer, author, and amateur historian in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Physical Description:

print
3 cartons, 1 oversize folder (3.8 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 93/31 c carton 4
BANC MSS 93/31 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 93/31 c carton 1
BANC MSS 93/31 c carton 2
BANC MSS 93/31 c carton 3
BANC MSS 93/31 c
BANC MSS 93/31 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

Lost harbor : Hanna, Warren L. (Warren Leonard), : 1898-1987