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   Frederic Bancroft Papers, [ca. 1890]-1930.

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Frederic Bancroft Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078818 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bancroft, Frederic, 1860-1945.
Title:Frederic Bancroft Papers, [ca. 1890]-1930.
Physical description:62 linear ft (16,000 items in 147 boxes & 3 flats).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

The main portion of the collection is made up of letters, documents, notes, manuscript and typescript articles and speeches, and scrapbooks and notebooks which are contained in 270 envelopes, folders, manuscript boxes, and bundles. Another 153 bundles, boxes, folders, and envelopes are devoted chiefly to clippings, tear sheets, pamphlets, and books and other printed matter. Proofs of the printing plates for one of Mr. Bancroft's works on Carl Schurz are preserved in eleven envelopes. Pictorial material includes two envelopes of photographs, one envelope of photostats, thirty-four photographs, and eighty-five framed photographs, many with manuscript letters by or relating to the subject of the photograph. The collection is rich in the papers and personal correspondence of Frederic Bancroft and includes notes and various other source materials for his books dealing largely with blacks, the South, the Civil War, Seward, Calhoun, and the life and work of Carl Schurz. Also, a wealth of material by and about Edgar Bancroft (1857-1925), Frederic's brother and U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Letterbooks and Bills

Series III: Manuscripts

Series IV: Scrapbooks

Series V: Clippings and Photographs

Series VI: Edgar Bancroft Files

Subseries VI.1: Clippings and Correspondence

Subseries VI.2: Diaries and Memorabilia

Subseries VI.3: Speech File

Subseries VI.4: Additional Arranged Files

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Frederic Bancroft Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 03/27/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2011-12-07 EAD created by PTL

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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African Americans--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
African Americans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bancroft, Edgar Addison, 1857-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Foreign relations--Japan.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

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