Written from China to his family, the letters of James Bancker contain descriptions of the social life of the Americans and English in China, of Hong Kong after the British acquisition of that place, and of anti-British riots in Canton. A long letter describes the outward voyage from New York to Canton; several letters given an account of a visit to the Philippines; and there is a partial journal of Bancker's return home through the Red Sea.
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Americans -- China -- Social life and customs. | Americans Abroad | Bancker, James Albert, 1821-1897 | Beyond Early America | British -- China -- Social life and customs -- 1644-1912. | Business Records and Accounts | Business and Skilled Trades | China -- Foreign relations -- 1644-1912. | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia. | Hong Kong (China) -- Colonization. | International Trade. | International Travel | Marriage and Family Life | Merchants - United States | Philippines -- Description and travel. | Trade | Travel | Voyages and travels.