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George Bancroft collection

Title
George Bancroft collection, 1606-1887.
Author
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891.

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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
r.10: Bancroft Vol. 223Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.10: Bancroft Vol. 223Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.11: Bancroft Vol. 385Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.11: Bancroft Vol. 385Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.12: Bancroft Vol. 386Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.12: Bancroft Vol. 386Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.13: Bancroft Vol. 387Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.13: Bancroft Vol. 387Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.14: Bancroft Vol. 388Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.14: Bancroft Vol. 388Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.15: Bancroft Vol. 389Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.15: Bancroft Vol. 389Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.1: Bancroft Vols. 14, 45/46 (Hessian # 12-19, 33a, b)Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.1: Bancroft Vols. 14, 45/46 (Hessian # 12-19, 33a, b)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.2: Bancroft Vol. 44 (Hessian #30)Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.2: Bancroft Vol. 44 (Hessian #30)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.3: Bancroft Vol. 43 (Hessian No. 29)Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.3: Bancroft Vol. 43 (Hessian No. 29)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.4: Bancroft Vol. 47 (Hessian #34)Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.4: Bancroft Vol. 47 (Hessian #34)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.5: Bancroft Vols. 43, 51 (Hessian # 29, 38a,b)Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.5: Bancroft Vols. 43, 51 (Hessian # 29, 38a,b)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.6: Bancroft Vols. 63, 160, 161, 278 (Hessian #46 only)Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.6: Bancroft Vols. 63, 160, 161, 278 (Hessian #46 only)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.7: Bancroft Vols. 64-68 (Hessian #47 only)Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.7: Bancroft Vols. 64-68 (Hessian #47 only)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.8: Bancroft Vols. 73, cont.- 75 (Hessian #47 only)Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.8: Bancroft Vols. 73, cont.- 75 (Hessian #47 only)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.9: Bancroft Vol. 126Mixed materialBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-213 r.9: Bancroft Vol. 126Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
60 linear feet (432 v. and 15 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Dispatches.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Biography (note)
  • George Bancroft (1800-1891) was an American historian, diplomat and public official who wrote the ten-volume History of the United States. Bancroft's positions included Collector of the Port of Boston, Secretary of the Navy under Polk, Minister to Great Britain from 1846 to 1849, and Minister to Germany from 1867 to 1874. In addition to History of the United States, Bancroft wrote other historical studies and biographies.
Language (note)
  • are in German, French or Spanish.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Call Number
MssCol 195
Author
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. Collector
Title
George Bancroft collection, 1606-1887.
Additional Formats
Selected materials (including Hessian manuscripts) available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Summary
Collection consists of transcripts (and some originals) of letters, dispatches, statistical data, journals, minutes of proceedings, and other papers culled from American, British and European sources by George Bancroft in the course of research for his historical works. Bulk of the collection reflects the economic, political, military, and diplomatic relations between Great Britain and its North American colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries, particularly the period leading up to the American Revolution of 1775-1783, the war itself, and the immediate aftermath of the war culminating in the writing and adoption of the U.S. Constitution. There are materials on the presidencies of George Washington and James K. Polk, and the 1872 dispute between Great Britain and U.S. over the water boundary between the U.S. and British Columbia. Also, records dealing with relations in the 18th century between the U.S. and continental European countries, and various European countries with each other (especially Prussia, Austria, France, Spain, and Great Britain).
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
George Bancroft (1800-1891) was an American historian, diplomat and public official who wrote the ten-volume History of the United States. Bancroft's positions included Collector of the Port of Boston, Secretary of the Navy under Polk, Minister to Great Britain from 1846 to 1849, and Minister to Germany from 1867 to 1874. In addition to History of the United States, Bancroft wrote other historical studies and biographies.
Language
Some materials are in German, French or Spanish.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
Added Author
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803.
Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712-1779.
Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792.
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788.
Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792.
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849.
Riedesel, Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von, 1738-1800.
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
Research Call Number
MssCol 195
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