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Title Journal of James Bancker on Return Voyage From China
Reference Mss.B.B22
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
Countries China; Singapore
Places Guangzhou; Singapore; Penang
Ports Guangzhou, China; Singapore, Singapore
Ships Pekin
People James Bancker
Additional Information 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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