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Hubert Howe Bancroft

Hubert Howe BancroftBorn: 5-May-1832
Birthplace: Granville, OH
Died: 2-Mar-1918
Location of death: Walnut Creek, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bancroft Library

The books in his Works, numbering 39 volumes, were most often written by an army of assistants, but claimed and marketed under Bancroft's own name. While their scholarship is often questionable, they do contain much valuable information. During his lifetime he accumulated a library of 60,000 volumes and other items about the Old West, which he sold to the University of California at Berkeley in 1905 for $250,000. It now forms the core of the school's Bancroft Library.

    High School: (dropped out of school at age 16)

Author of books:
Native Races of the Pacific States of North America (187576, vols. 1-5)
History of Central America (1883-87, vols. 6-8)
History of Mexico (1883-87, vols. 9-14)
History of the Northern Mexican States and Texas (1884-89, vols. 1516)
History of Arizona and New Mexico (1889, vol. 17)
History of California (188490, vols. 18-24)
History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming (1890, vol. 25)
History of Utah (1889, vol. 26)
History of the North-West Coast (1884, vols. 27-28)
History of Oregon (1886-88, vols. 29-30)
History of Washington, Idaho, and Montana (1890, vol. 31)
History of British Columbia (1887, vol. 32)
History of Alaska (1886, vol. 33)
California Pastorals (1888, vol. 34)
California inter Pocula (1888, vol. 35)
Popular Tribunals (1887, vols. 36-37)
Essays and Miscellany (1890, vol. 38)
Literary Industries (1890, memoir, vol. 39)
The New Pacific (1898)
Retrospection, Political and Personal (1912, memoir)
In These Latter Days (1917)

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