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Guide to the Bannerman Family Papers
1788 - 2001 (bulk 1890-1968)
 MS 2906

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bannerman, Francis, VI, 1851-1918
Title: Bannerman Family Papers
Dates: 1788-2001 (bulk 1890-1968)
Abstract: Francis (Frank) Bannerman VI was born in Dundee, Scotland on March 24, 1851. Following the Civil War, Bannerman founded a company, Francis Bannerman Co., specializing in military surplus and scrap. In 1900 Bannerman puchased Polopel Island, a small island located in the Hudson River just north of West Point, NY, with the aim to turn it into a safe storage location for his large stores of military surplus that had now outgrown his warehouse space in Brooklyn. Patriotic to his heritage, Bannerman designed plans to have a unique, Scottish-style estate be constructed on the island to serve both his business and personal needs. The family owned both the business and the island until the late 1960s.
Quantity: 3.0 Linear feet (7 boxes and 3 volumes)
Call Phrase: MS 2906