|Creator:||Bancroft, John, 1774-1852|
|Call Number:||MSS 0098, F0189|
|Language:||Materials entirely in English.|
|Abstract:||One autographed letter written by John Bancroft, Jr., from Brandywine, Delaware, to his son, Joseph Bancroft, at John Bright's cotton mill in Rochdale, England, delivered by Liverpool Ship Letter transit in 1823.|
|Immediate Source of Acquisition:||Gift of Carl M. Volz, November 2012.|
|Processing Information:||Processed and encoded by George Apodaca, June 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard|
John Bancroft (1750-1833) was a chair manufacturer and timber merchant in Lancashire, England and progenitor of the Bancroft family in Delaware and Philadelphia, having emigrated to America in 1822. His son, John Jr. (1774-1852), was apprenticed in his father's business and established a woolen mill near Brandywine Bridge in Wilmington, Delaware with his sons, John (1802-1882) and Samuel (1804-1891). The third son, Joseph (1803-1874), remained in England to complete his apprenticeship at his uncle John Bright's cotton mill in Rochdale, England, but joined the family in Wilmington in 1824. Included is one autoraphed letter written by John Bancroft, Jr., from Brandywine, Delaware, to his son, Joseph Bancroft, at John Bright's cotton mill in Rochdale, England, delivered by Liverpool Ship Letter transit in 1823.
Box 8, F0189: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0098 manuscript boxes
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MSS 0098, F0189, John Bancroft, Jr. letter to his son, Joseph Bancroft, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
This item forms part of MSS 0098 Delaware Miscellaneous Historical and Literary Manuscripts.
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|John Bancroft, Jr. letter to his son, Joseph Bancroft, 1823||Box 8, F0189|