In addition to family and business correspondence, the Charles Nicoll Bancker Family Papers contains various documents, such as a furniture inventory volume (30pp.); a Daybook, 1795-1800 (120pp.); and a very interesting journal (unidentified, but by one of the Banckers, and filed under "Description of a trip..."), from New York to Albany and back, between July 20-Aug. 15, 1793 (1 vol., 31 pp.). It contains detailed observations of the Hudson River and the towns along the way. Bancker was involved in business and trade prior to 1826, and in insurance after that date, so there is material relating to those topics in this collection. He owned a substantial library of the period, which was used by Charles Wilkes's Expedition after 1837 (see Reynell Coates to Bancker). This library, along with Bancker's notable scientific instrument collection, was sold after his death and there are published auction catalogues in the collection. There is much family correspondence from: Anne E. Bancker, Charles Gerard Bancker, Evert Bancker, Sarah U. Bancker, Violetta Bancker Talbot, Elizabeth Bancker Teackle, and John Teackle.
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Adams, John, 1735-1826 | American Revolution | Antebellum Politics | Bancker, Charles Gerard, 1809-1861 | Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1778-1869 | Bancker, Evert, 1734-1815 | Bancker, Sarah Upshur Teackle, circa 1780-1843 | Beasley, Frederick, 1777-1845 | Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 | Business Records and Accounts | Business and Skilled Trades | Catalogs. | Colonial Politics | Colony and State Specific History | Daybooks. | Early National Politics | Education | Family Correspondence | Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874 | Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849 | General Correspondence | Girard, Stephen--Estate, 1750-1831 | Hazard, Samuel, 1784-1870 | Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 | Insurance agents -- United States. | Inventories. | Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 | Journals (notebooks). | Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de, 1757-1834 | Land and Speculation | Literature | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Madison, James, 1751-1836 | Manuscript Essays | Marriage and Family Life | Marshall, John G. (John George), 1789-1880 | McIlvaine, H. M. | Merchants - United States | Miller, Samuel, 1769-1850 | Montgomery, James, 1787-1834 | Montgomery, John T. (John Teackle), 1817-1895 | Muhlenberg, William Augustus, 1796-1877 | New York (State) -- Description and travel. | Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885 | Pennsylvania History | Philadelphia History | Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829 | Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 | Political Correspondence | Politicians -- United States. | Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866 | Sketchbooks | Smith, Christopher | Social Life and Custom | Stevens, John, 1749-1838 | Talbot, Violetta Taylor Bancker, 1788-1865 | Teackle, Elizabeth Bancker | Teackle, John, 1753-1817 | Trade | Travel | Travel Narratives and Journals | United States - Commerce - To 1865 | United States - Social conditions - To 1865 | Upshur, Abel Percy | Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829 | Women's History