George Bancroft collection, 1606-1887.

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Bancroft, George, 1800-1891,. George Bancroft collection, 1606-1887.

George Bancroft collection, 1606-1887.

Collection consists of transcripts (and some originals) of letters, dispatches, statistical data, journals, minutes of proceedings, and other papers culled from American, British and European sources by George Bancroft in the course of research for his historical works.

60 linear feet (432 v. and 15 boxes).

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Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788

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Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797

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Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712?-1779

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