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Title Letter From James Bancker in China to His Sister Anne E Bancker
Reference Mss.B.B22
Library American Philosophical Society
Collection James A Bancker Papers, 1842-1849
Date 28 Oct 1843
Description On social life and James' anxiety for his mother's health. Including information on an attack on the foreign factories at Guangzhou.
Document Type Manuscript, Correspondence
Theme(s) Social Life; Race Relations; Politics, War and Diplomacy
Keywords attack, conflict, culture, factory, family, fire, health, personal correspondence, politics, prayer, religion
Countries USA; China
Places Philadelphia; Guangzhou
Ports Guangzhou, China
People James Bancker; Anne E 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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