George H. Derby. Letter of introduction provided to Hubert Howe Bancroft
upon his departure for California. Buffalo, New York,
18 February 1852. With H. H. Bancroft’s business card.

Derby recommends Bancroft "as capable honest, willing, industrious, virtuous, & in every way well calculated for a Pioneer in any Country, & especially in a new one, where these good qualities could be used to a good advantage."


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