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. FreĢmont and the conquest of California, 1885. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 569384408


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