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Bancroft, George (1800-1891)

Bancroft, George (1800-1891)
Historical Note
George Bancroft (October 3, 1800 – January 17, 1891) was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845. Among his best-known writings is the magisterial series, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/George Bancroft.
Note Author
Anne Johnson.

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Records or Manuscript Collections
Hugh Blair Grigsby Papers, 1854-1880