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Finding Aid to Bancroft Reference Notes for California, circa 1870s-1890s
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Series 1: Bibliography and Research Notes, History of California 1550-1890

Physical Description: Cartons 1-22 Linear feet: 29.20
Language of Material: English

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject or county name, then chronologically within each subject.

Content/Description

The majority of bibliographic notes were taken between 1870 and 1890 from manuscripts and books which were part of Hubert Howe Bancroft's collection Bibliographic notes include title, author, volume, and page citations; many notes are simple, 1- to 4-line summaries with a specific region and date noted in the left hand margin.
Research notes are one to ten page transcriptions or summaries of historical documents, biographies and earlier published histories and clippings pasted onto paper.
Major subject topics include agriculture, arts, architecture, politics, disasters, education, economics, industry, land, military, mining, religion, transportation, and water.
carton 1, folder 1-13

Agriculture: Alameda-Yuba Co.. 1774-1885 undated

carton 1, folder 14

Alameda. 1850-1880

carton 1, folder 15

Alpine Co.. 1868-1874

carton 1, folder 16

Anza's Voyage. 1774

carton 1, folder 17

Arts and entertainment. 1820-1860

carton 1, folder 18

Benicia. 1860

carton 1, folder 19-21

Biography. 1780-1885

 

Biography

carton 1, folder 22

James Beckworth. 1849

carton 1, folder 23

Edward McGowan. 1863

carton 1, folder 24

Joaquin Murietta. 1851-1853

carton 1, folder 25

Romaldo Pacheco. 1825-1831

carton 1, folder 26

Botany 1830-1885

carton 1, folder 27

Bouchard's Invasion. 1817-1819

carton 1, folder 28

Boundaries. 1845-1875

carton 1, folder 29-30

Branciforte. 1795-1848

carton 1, folder 31

Buildings. 1794-1869

carton 1, folder 32

Butte County. 1835-1885

carton 1, folder 33

Calaveras County. 1849-1880

carton 1, folder 34

California dictations. undated

carton 1, folder 35

California general history. 1845-1885

carton 2, folder 1-7

Californian Indians. 1791-1880 undated

carton 2, folder 8

Capital history and debates. 1835-1885

carton 2, folder 9

Chinese. 1806-1877

carton 2, folder 10

Chronology. 1534-1860 undated

carton 2, folder 11

Churches and religions 1750-1885

carton 2, folder 12-13

Civil War. 1861-1865

carton 2, folder 14

Climate. undated

carton 2, folder 15

Colonization. 1768-1770

carton 2, folder 16

Colusa County. 1849-1875

carton 2, folder 17

Communication. 1769-1878

carton 2, folder 18

Conquest of California. 1846-1847

carton 2, folder 19

Contra Costa County. 1884-1897

carton 2, folder 20

Crime. 1850-1862

carton 2, folder 21

Del Norte County. 1852-1884

carton 2, folder 22

Discovery and exploration. 1636-1843

carton 2, folder 23

El Dorado County. 1848-1860

carton 2, folder 24

Earthquakes. 1806-1812

carton 2, folder 25

Education. 1813-1863

carton 2, folder 26

Farallones. 1860-1865

carton 2, folder 27

Filibusters. 1850-1860

carton 2, folder 28-29

Finance. 1840-1886

carton 3, folder 1

Fires. 1848-1883

carton 3, folder 2

Fish and game. 1781-1885

carton 3, folder 3

Foreign relations 1836-1845

carton 3, folder 4

Fresno. 1850-1885

carton 3, folder 5

Fur trade. 1790-1850

carton 3, folder 6-7

Graham affair. 1840

carton 3, folder 8-9

Geology. 1803-1885

carton 3, folder 10

Hide and tallow trade. 1830-1850

carton 3, folder 11

History. 1847-1869

carton 3, folder 12

History, rough draft, n.d

carton 3, folder 13

Humboldt County. 1830-1880

carton 3, folder 14-23

Immigration and colonization 1773-1885

 

Immigration and Colonization

carton 4, folder 1

The Donner Party 1846-1847

carton 4, folder 2

Maritime. 1849

carton 4, folder 3

Overland. 1849

carton 4, folder 4

Inyo County. 1850-1875

carton 4, folder 5

Journalism. 1840-1870

carton 4, folder 6

Justice. 1777-1880 undated

carton 4, folder 7

Kern County. 1855-1880

carton 4, folder 8

Labor. 1780-1850

carton 4, folder 9

Lake County. 1860-1881

carton 4, folder 10-23

Land. 1769-1885 undated

 

Land

carton 5, folder 1

Los Angeles. 1790-1860

carton 5, folder 2

Monterey. 1848

carton 5, folder 3

Sacramento. 1840-1850

carton 5, folder 4

San Diego. 1849-1850

carton 5, folder 5-7

San Francisco. 1830-1859

carton 5, folder 8

San Jose. 1845-1849

 

Land Grants

carton 5, folder 9-15

Locations A-Z. 1800-1880

carton 5, folder 16

Missions. 1815-1850

carton 5, folder 17

Unnamed. 1830-1880

carton 5, folder 18

Lassen County. 1830-1870

carton 5, folder 19

Libraries. 1801-1870

carton 5, folder 20-21

Literature. 1820-1885

carton 5, folder 22-27

Los Angeles. 1769-1840

carton 6, folder 1-6

Los Angeles. 1841-1885

carton 6, folder 7-8

Manufacturing and industries. 1820-1880

carton 6, folder 9

Marin County. 1840-1850

carton 6, folder 10

Mariposa County. 1850-1870

carton 6, folder 11

Medicine. 1820-1850

carton 6, folder 12

Mendicino County. 1850-1885

carton 6, folder 13

Merced County. 1850-1885

carton 6, folder 14

Military. 1796-1877 undated

carton 6, folder 15

Military Cavalry Company of Monterey

 

Mining

carton 6, folder 16-20

Gold Discovery. 1848-1859

carton 6, folder 21

Mining and Mineral Resources. 1848-1878 undated

carton 7, folder 1-8

Mining and Mineral Resources. 1849-1883

 

Mining and Mineral Resources

carton 7, folder 9

County Place Names List

carton 7, folder 10-20

Alameda-Santa Barbara County. 1820-1885

carton 8, folder 1-4

Santa Clara-Yuba County. 1775-1885

 

Missions

carton 8, folder 5-17

Dated 1716-1824 undated

carton 9, folder 1-6

Dated 1825-1884

carton 9, folder 7

Nuestra Senora de Soledad. 1790-1850

carton 9, folder 8

Purisima Concepcion. 1785-1850

carton 9, folder 9-16

San Antonio de Padua-San Diego de Alcala. 1680-1885

carton 10, folder 1-16

San Fernando Rey de Espana-San Rafael Arcangel. 1760-1885

carton 11, folder 1-6

Santa Barbara-Santa Ines. 1769-1850

 

Mission Politics

carton 11, folder 7

Echeandia vs. Padres. 1826-1830

carton 11, folder 8-11

Secularization. 1820-1850

carton 11, folder 12

Modoc-Mono County. 1840-1885

carton 11, folder 13-16

Monterey. 1769-1820

carton 12, folder 1-6

Monterey. 1821-1874

 

Monterey

carton 12, folder 7

Immigration. 1830-1849

carton 12, folder 8

Invasion. 1842-1843

carton 12, folder 9

Mormons. 1848-1882

carton 12, folder 10

Napa-Nevada County. 1840-1860

carton 12, folder 11

Newspaper history. 1846-1877 undated

carton 12, folder 12

Orange County. 1849-1878

carton 12, folder 13-17

Pioneers and pioneer societies. 1530-1881 undated

carton 13, folder 1

Placer County. 1848-1867

carton 13, folder 2

Plumas County. 1850-1853

carton 13, folder 3-21

Politics and government. 1796-1850

carton 14, folder 1-10

Politics and government 1851-1886

 

Politics and government

carton 14, folder 11

Governor Alvarado. 1838-1839

carton 14, folder 12

Don Carlos Carrillo. 1838

carton 14, folder 13

Population. 1775-1852

 

Population

carton 14, folder 14

List of inhabitants 1772-1800

carton 14, folder 15

Monterey. 1782-1800

carton 14, folder 16-17

San Buenaventura-Sonoma. 1774-1850

carton 14, folder 18

Southern California. 1775-1850

carton 14, folder 19

Prisons. 1850-1875

carton 14, folder 20-21

Public finance. 1822-1835

carton 15, folder 1-5

Public finance. 1836-1856

carton 15, folder 6

Railroads and transportation. 1841-1888 undated

carton 15, folder 7

Revolution. 1835

carton 15, folder 8-13

Russians in California. 1711-1870

carton 15, folder 14-18

Sacramento. 1844-1870 undated

carton 16, folder 1

Sacramento. 1871-1885

carton 16, folder 2

San Benito-San Bernardino. 1846-1877

carton 16, folder 3-9

San Diego. 1749-1875

 

San Francisco

carton 16, folder 10-18

Dated 1769-1830 undated

carton 17, folder 1-24

Dated 1831-1869

carton 18, folder 1-4

Dated 1870-1886

carton 18, folder 5

Bear and bull fight story. 1860

carton 18, folder 6

Cemeteries. 1865

carton 18, folder 7

Churches. 1848-1875

carton 18, folder 8-10

Commerce. 1849-1885

carton 18, folder 11

Fires. 1830-1886

carton 18, folder 12

Population. 1842-1850

carton 18, folder 13

Residence history. 1839-1849

carton 18, folder 14-15

Stock exchange. 1860-1880

carton 18, folder 16

San Joaquin County. 1813-1880

 

San Jose

carton 18, folder 17-22

Dated 1777-1844

carton 19, folder 1-2

Dated 1845-1855

carton 19, folder 3

Land grants and settlements. 1777-1790

carton 19, folder 4

San Juan Bautista. 1841

carton 19, folder 5

San Juan Capistrano. 1846

carton 19, folder 6

San Luis Obispo. 1846-1886

carton 19, folder 7

San Mateo. 1857-1883

carton 19, folder 8-17

Santa Barbara. 1777-1880

carton 19, folder 18

Santa Clara-Santa Cruz County 1849-1880

carton 19, folder 19

Science 1850-1897

carton 19, folder 20

Shasta County. 1850-1879

carton 19, folder 21-27

Shipping and commerce. 1770-1826

carton 20, folder 1-13

Shipping and commerce. 1827-1880

carton 20, folder 14

Shipwrecks. 1789-1885

carton 20, folder 15-16

Sierra County. 1809-1875

carton 20, folder 17

Siskiyou County. 1851-1875

carton 20, folder 18

Slavery and segregation. 1850-1870

carton 20, folder 19-23

Social customs. 1744-1849 undated

carton 21, folder 1-3

Social customs. 1850-1884

carton 21, folder 4

Solano County. 1824-1860

carton 21, folder 5-6

Sonoma County. 1554-1880

carton 21, folder 7

Stanislaus County. 1849-1873

carton 21, folder 8

Stockton. 1840-1860

carton 21, folder 9-12

Sutter-Ventura County. 1774-1885

carton 21, folder 13

Vigilance Committee. 1848-1857

carton 21, folder 14-17

Water supply. 1794-1886

carton 21, folder 18

Weather and climate. 1785-1867

carton 21, folder 19

Weights and measures. 1773-1844

carton 21, folder 20

West coast. undated

carton 21, folder 21

Yolo-Yuba County. 1842-1870

carton 21, folder 22-25

Miscellany. 1609-1880 undated

carton 22, folder 1-26

Volume 1-6 notes, 1542-1859

 

Series 2: Bibliography and Research Notes, California Pastoral 1769-1848.

Physical Description: Box 1

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Content/Description

Contains primary research notes.
box 1, folder 1

Benicia

box 1, folder 2

Early Voyages

box 1, folder 3

Missions and Presidios

box 1, folder 4

Mission Paintings

box 1, folder 5

Yerba Buena

box 1, folder 6

Bibliographic Notes

box 1, folder 7-8

Miscellany

 

Series 3: Bibliography and Research Notes, California Inter Pocula 1848-1856.

Physical Description: Box 2-4

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Content/Description

Includes a majority of research notes written on topics associated with the Inter pocula period (Latin term meaning between drinks or drunkeness or full cups). The term inter pocula was chosen by Bancroft to describe the period between the discovery of gold and the development of a legally functional society in California after statehood. Lawlessness, crime, fires, earthquakes, judicial matters, prices, prostitution, lynching, slavery, shipwrecks, women and the Vigilance Committee a sampling of topics researched for this volume focusing on the hazards and disillusion suffered by a large influx of gold seekers. Also there is an assemblage of research notes on population groups, commerce and business enterprises, politics, mail, transportation, social customs and activities, population, and property matters during these years. Of significance are two separate dictations, eyewitness accounts of discovery of gold (one by Mrs. Wimmer) and Sutter's personal reaction to the find.
box 2, folder 1

Agriculture

box 2, folder 2

Amusements

box 2, folder 3

Anecdotes

box 2, folder 4

Architecture

box 2, folder 5

Art

box 2, folder 6

Australian gold

box 2, folder 7

Banks

box 2, folder 8

Bibliographic notes

box 2, folder 9

Business

box 2, folder 10

Brannan, Sam

box 2, folder 11

Cemeteries

box 2, folder 12

Character

box 2, folder 13

Children

box 2, folder 14

Chinese

box 2, folder 15

Church and clergy

box 2, folder 16

Climate

box 2, folder 17

Coins

box 2, folder 18

Commerce

box 2, folder 19

Crime

box 2, folder 20

Drinking

box 2, folder 21

Duels

box 2, folder 22

Earthquakes

box 2, folder 23

Epidemics

box 2, folder 24

Executions

box 2, folder 25

Express Business

box 2, folder 26

Filibustering

box 2, folder 27

Fires

box 3, folder 1

Forty-niners, stories and legends

box 3, folder 2

Gold, gold dust yields

box 3, folder 3

Gold rush

box 3, folder 4

Greeley, Horace

box 3, folder 5

Immigration

box 3, folder 6

Indian Affairs

box 3, folder 7

Jewish in San Francisco

box 3, folder 8

Journalism

box 3, folder 9

Journey overland

box 3, folder 10

Judicial matters

box 3, folder 11

Land titles

box 3, folder 12

Law

box 3, folder 13

Literature

box 3, folder 14

Lotteries

box 3, folder 15

Lynching

box 3, folder 16

Mail

box 3, folder 17

Manufacturers

box 3, folder 18

Marriage

box 3, folder 19

Marshall, James

Include Wimmer account of gold nugget

box 3, folder 20

Mines

box 3, folder 21

Mormons

box 3, folder 22

Pioneers

box 3, folder 23

Population

box 4, folder 1

Prices

box 4, folder 2

Progress

box 4, folder 3

Prospecting

box 4, folder 4

Prostitution

box 4, folder 5

Property

box 4, folder 6

Railroads

box 4, folder 7

Ralston, William C.

box 4, folder 8

Restaurants

box 4, folder 9-10

San Francisco

box 4, folder 11

Ships and sailing

box 4, folder 12

Shipwrecks

box 4, folder 13

Slavery

box 4, folder 14

Society

box 4, folder 15

Society of California Pioneers

box 4, folder 16

Stagecoaches

box 4, folder 17

Steamships

box 4, folder 18

Theatre

box 4, folder 19

Towns

box 4, folder 20

Trade

box 4, folder 21

Vigilance Committee

box 4, folder 22

Women

box 4, folder 23

Miscellany