The autobiography (originally published in 1891) of Hubert Howe Bancroft who was the founder of the Bancroft Library of Western Americana. He lived and recorded pioneer California as a newspaper man and studied these times as one of the great historians. The book consists of a fascinating series of essays outlining Bancroft's career as a historian, collector and publisher. Chapter XI, "Some of my Assistants," has brief sketches of Henry Oak, Thomas Savage, Frances Fuller Victor, and Ivan Petroff, among others, is especially interesting.
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Kim Bancroft is a longtime teacher turned editor and writer. She earned a B.A. in English from Stanford, an M.A. in English and a teaching credential from San Francisco State University, and a doctorate in education from UC Berkeley. She has taught at various high schools and community colleges in the Bay Area, at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico, and at Sacramento State. Kim has edited several books, including Ariel: A Memoir by Ariel Parkinson; The Morning the Sun Went Down by Darryl Wilson; and Ruth's Journey: A Survivor's Memoir, by Ruth Glasberg Gold. She lives in Willits, California, in a redwood forest and enjoys the nouveau-Thoreau challenges and opportunities of life in a small cabin with a satellite dish on top. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Hubert Howe Bancroft.
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