Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916

Josiah Royce was born in Grass Valley, California, on November 20, 1855. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1885 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in 1878. Royce taught English and philosophy at both Berkeley and Harvard, and was also active in the study of the American West. He spent a significant amount of time from 1883 to 1891 writing both histories and novels relating to California history. Royce Hall at UCLA and the Grass Valley Library-Royce Branch were both named in Royce's honor. He died on September 14, 1916.

From the description of Materials relating to General John C. Frémont and the conquest of California, 1885. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 569384408

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