Bancroft family papers
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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The Bancroft family lived in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. This collection includes personal papers from sisters Bessie and Marie, as well as Bessie's diary for the year 1904. Business papers from their uncles Addison and Henry, who were in the real estate and insurance businesses respectively, are also included. Addison Bancroft's lease papers reflect a professional relationship with George W. Childs.
This collection consists of material created by Addison, Bessie, Henry, an Marie A. Bancroft. Researchers will find leases witnessed by and a letter of attorney granted to Addison Bancroft, dated 1850-1889; one business letter addressed to Henry Bancroft, dated 1889; two letters to Marie Bancroft from autograph and book dealers, dated 1952-1953; a photograph (probably of Addison Bancroft's house in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia) and two photographs of Bessie Bancroft; Bessie Bancroft's diary for the year 1904, focusing mostly on social events in Frankford; and a note for the construction of a burial monument for Kendall Bancroft and his immediate family (circa 1870s).
Purchased from Mrs. Hudson's Fine Books and Paper (Chelsea, N.Y.), 2006.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Molly B. Hutt
- Finding Aid Date
- 2015 April 7
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
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