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|Title||Journal of James Bancker on Return Voyage From China|
|Library||American Philosophical Society|
|Collection||James A Bancker Papers, 1842-1849|
|Date||30 Jan 1849|
|Description||First part of James Bancker's journal of his voyage home, which records his journey from Guangzhou to Penang. The later portions of his account are missing.|
|Document Type||Manuscript, Journal|
|Theme(s)||Transport and Communication; Travel and Tourism; Social Life|
|Keywords||friends, travel, voyage, passengers, cabin, furniture, crew, seasickness, health, lodging, accommodation, weather, climate, sightseeing, nutmeg, coal, steam, garden, fruit|
|Places||Guangzhou; Singapore; Penang|
|Ports||Guangzhou, China; Singapore, Singapore|
James Bancker, Charles Nicoll Bancker's son, was educated at the University of Pennsylvania. He later assisted his father at the Franklin Insurance company, working from their offices on Wall Street in New York City. In the 1840s, he left for China to explore trading opportunities. He returned to the United States in 1850 and continued working as a merchant. He died in 1897 in New York City.
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|Copyright||American Philosophical Society|