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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832–1918)

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. An American historian; born in Granville, OH, May 5, 1832; died in 1918. In 1852 he went to California to establish a book business, and began to collect documents, maps, books, and MSS. for a complete ‘History of the Pacific States’ from Mexico to Alaska. In 1893 this library numbered 60,000 vols. to which many additions have been made. His histories are still in preparation. ‘Literary Industries’ (vol. 40, San Francisco, 1890) describes his work. He also wrote ‘Resources of Mexico’; ‘The New Pacific’ (1899); ‘Retrospection, Personal and Political’ (1912).