Bancroft



George, 1800–91, U.S. historian and statesman.
Hubert Howe, 1832–1918, U.S. publisher and historian.
Contemporary Examples

Lepore was awarded a Bancroft Prize for her book The Name of War and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for New York Burning.
The National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction September 17, 2013

He moved to Bancroft PLLC, a more ideological, small firm founded by Viet D. Dinh—another Bush administration lawyer.
Paul Clement Argues Both Sides of the Federalism Debate Chris Geidner April 25, 2012

It was just such a situation that led to the Bancroft family selling Dow Jones to Rupert Murdoch.
Trying Times at The New York Times Alex S. Jones September 30, 2012

The Journal’s then-owners, the dysfunctional Bancroft family, did not inspire confidence.
Dow Chief Quits in Phone-Hack Scandal Nick Summers July 14, 2011

His book, The Rise of American Democracy: From Jefferson to Lincoln, won the 2006 Bancroft Prize.
Reboot America! The Daily Beast July 18, 2010

Historical Examples

“You two fellows shoot a match,” said Tillinghurst to Bancroft and Conrad.
The Delafield Affair Florence Finch Kelly

It seemed to Bancroft that they had not a thought in common.
Elder Conklin Frank Harris

Oak differed with him on this point, holding that Bancroft did more rewriting, but Nemos persists that this is an exaggeration.
The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV Various

In a whisper Bancroft asked Mrs. Conklin to let him have a word with her husband.
Elder Conklin Frank Harris

Not even Messrs. Bancroft and Palfrey have thought it unworthy of their eloquent pages.
The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 Egerton Ryerson

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