The New Student's Reference Work/Bancroft, Hubert Howe
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, an American historian, was born at Granville, Ohio, in 1832, and settled in San Francisco, where, in the book business, he made a large fortune. He collected a library of 60,000 volumes, mainly on early American history. He was so fortunate as to secure the library of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian. His well-known work in five volumes, The Native Races of the Pacific States, forms the first part of his immense History of the Pacific States of North America, complete in forty volumes.