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Literary industries. A memoir.
Summary
Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832-1918) moved to California from Buffalo, New York, in 1852. After a brief exposure to gold mining, he returned to the profession of bookselling, setting up shop in Crescent City. In 1856, he moved to San Francisco, where he founded H.H. Bancroft & Co., which soon became the state's premier bookseller and publisher. From 1871 to 1889, Bancroft labored on his Native races and history of the Pacific states, western Canada, and Alaska, which he published beginning in 1874, hiring qualified authors for the volumes and even sending out field workers who obtained dictated reminiscences from surviving pioneers. Literary industries: a memoir (1891) recounts his early life and experiences in California. He recounts his career as a businessman and his growing fascination with his hobbies of collecting books on Pacific Coast history and amassing the source materials for a multi-volume study of the subject. This is a book about the writing of history and preservation of source materials as well as the recollections of a leading early California businessman.
Contributor Names
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918.
Nemos, William, 1848-
Created / Published
San Francisco, The History company, 1891.
Subject Headings
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  "Of the 'Literary industries,' Nemos wrote several chapters or parts, Savage a little, and Oak three or four bits of a few paragraphs each."--William A. Morris. cf. Quarterly of the Oregon historical society, v. 4, p. 356.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
vii, 808 p. front. (port.) 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
PN146 .B3 1891a
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.195
Library of Congress Control Number
01022702
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Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832-1918) moved to California from Buffalo, New York, in 1852. After a brief exposure to gold mining, he returned to the profession of bookselling, setting up shop in Crescent City. In 1856, he moved to San Francisco, where he founded H.H. Bancroft & Co., which soon became the state's premier bookseller and publisher. From 1871 to 1889, Bancroft labored on his Native races and history of the Pacific states, western Canada, and Alaska, which he published beginning in 1874, hiring qualified authors for the volumes and even sending out field workers who obtained dictated reminiscences from surviving pioneers. Literary industries: a memoir (1891) recounts his early life and experiences in California. He recounts his career as a businessman and his growing fascination with his hobbies of collecting books on Pacific Coast history and amassing the source materials for a multi-volume study of the subject. This is a book about the writing of history and preservation of source materials as well as the recollections of a leading early California businessman.
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Bancroft, Hubert Howe, and William Nemos. Literary industries. A memoir. San Francisco, The History company, 1891. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/01022702/.

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Bancroft, H. H. & Nemos, W. (1891) Literary industries. A memoir. San Francisco, The History company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/01022702/.

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Bancroft, Hubert Howe, and William Nemos. Literary industries. A memoir. San Francisco, The History company, 1891. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/01022702/>.