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.




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