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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 [inclusive]: 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.

Subseries IV.D Glass Plate Negatives is digitized and available in the  Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.
Quantity: 3 Linear feet (7 boxes and 3 volumes)
Call Phrase: MS 2906