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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 17 Jan 1846
Description Letter expressing the author's fear for a riot in Guangzhou, due to a proclamation allowing foreigners access to the whole of the city and the perceived tyranny of the local mayor.
Document Type Manuscript, Correspondence
Theme(s) Politics, War and Diplomacy; Social Life; Crime
Keywords family, letter, gifts, crockery, porcelain, Chinese law, riot, unrest, fire, attack, crime, punishment, official, proclamation, law, regulations, foreign
Countries USA; China
Places Guangzhou; Philadelphia
Ports Guangzhou, China
Ships Leland
People Commodore Biddle; 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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