Herbert E. Bolton Biography

Herbert Eugene Bolton (July 20, 1870–January 30, 1953) pioneered the study of the Spanish-American borderlands. He was the chair of the history department at the University of California, Berkeley for many years.


Expedition to San Francisco bay in 1770, diary of Pedro Fages; ed. by Herbert Eugene Bolton. Berkeley, Cal., University of California, 1911.

Guide to materials for the history of the United States in the principal archives of Mexico, by Herbert E. Bolton. Washington, D.C., Carnegie institution of Washington, 1913.

Spanish exploration in the Southwest, 1542-1706, ed. by Herbert Eugene Bolton. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1916; Reprint, New York: Barnes & Noble, 1952.

The colonization of North America, 1492-1783, by Herbert Eugene Bolton and Thomas Maitland Marshall. New York: Macmillan Company, 1920.

The Spanish borderlands; a chronicle of old Florida and the Southwest. New Haven: Yale university press, 1921; Reprint, introduction by Albert L. Hurtado. 1st University of New Mexico Press paperback ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

California's story, by Herbert E. Bolton and Ephraim D. Adams. Boston, New York: Allyn and Bacon, 1922.

Fray Juan Crespi, missionary explorer on the Pacific coast, 1769-1774, by Herbert Eugene Bolton. Berkeley: University of California press, 1927.

History of the Americas; a syllabus with maps, by Herbert Eugene Bolton. Boston: Ginn, c1928; Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979.

Rim of Christendom; a biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino, Pacific coast pioneer, by Herbert Eugene Bolton. New York: Macmillan company, 1936; Reprint, foreword by John L. Kessell. Tucson, Ariz.: University of Arizona Press, 1984.

Wider horizons of American history, by Herbert E. Bolton. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1939.

Coronado, knight of pueblos and plains. New York, Whittlesey House, 1949; Reprint, 4th pbk. ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1990.

Pageant in the wilderness; the story of the Escalante Expedition to the Interior Basin, 1776, including the Diary and itinerary of Father Escalante, translated and annotated by Herbert E. Bolton. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1950.

Greater America; essays in honor of Herbert Eugene Bolton. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1968.

Herbert E. Bolton and the historiography of the Americas. Russell M. Magnaghi. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1998

Historical Memoirs of New California, (translated into English from the manuscripts of Fray Francisco Palou) Herbert E. Bolton (ed.), Berkeley: University of California Press, 1926.