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Bancroft family papers

Ms. Coll. 627

Bancroft family papers

Ms. Coll. 627

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Bancroft, Addison
Creator:
Bancroft, Bessie, 1878-
Creator:
Bancroft, Henry
Creator:
Bancroft, Marie A.
Title:
Bancroft family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1850-1953
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 627
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Bancroft family lived in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. This collection includes personal papers from sisters Bessie and Marie, as well as Bessie’s diary for the year 1904. Business papers from their uncles Addison and Henry, who were in the real estate and insurance businesses respectively, are also included. Addison Bancroft’s lease papers reflect a professional relationship with George W. Childs.
Cite as:
Bancroft family papers, 1850-1953, Ms. Coll. 627, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887-
Title:
James Lambdin Henderson papers
Date [inclusive]:
1911-1967
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 623
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
James Lambdin Henderson, a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. This collection includes correspondence with these and several other of Henderson’s friends, as well as some miscellaneous material relating to the correspondents, such as photographs and newspaper clippings.
Cite as:
James Lambdin Henderson papers, 1911-1967, Ms. Coll. 623, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Bancroft family lived in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. This collection includes personal papers from sisters Bessie and Marie, as well as Bessie’s diary for the year 1904. Business papers from their uncles Addison and Henry, who were in the real estate and insurance businesses respectively, are also included. Addison Bancroft’s lease papers reflect a professional relationship with George W. Childs.

Biography/History

James Lambdin Henderson, a Germantown, Philadelphia native, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. Henderson was also a friend of Ezra Pound, although there are no materials from Pound in this collection.

A note from the donor, a grandson of Henderson, describes him as “characterized by consuming curiosity, a wide range of interests, exceptional intelligence, a photo-graphic memory, a real talent for writing and ability to teach and get along with young people…[and] a man of great promise.”

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material created by Addison, Bessie, Henry, an Marie A. Bancroft. Researchers will find leases witnessed by and a letter of attorney granted to Addison Bancroft, dated 1850-1889; one business letter addressed to Henry Bancroft, dated 1889; two letters to Marie Bancroft from autograph and book dealers, dated 1952-1953; a photograph (probably of Addison Bancroft's house in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia) and two photographs of Bessie Bancroft; Bessie Bancroft's diary for the year 1904, focusing mostly on social events in Frankford; and a note for the construction of a burial monument for Kendall Bancroft and his immediate family (circa 1870s).

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of James Lambdin Henderson. Correspondents include Hilda Doolittle, Mathilda Germann, Dorothy C. Loch, Lewis Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, Phyllis Playter, John Cowper Powys, Llewellyn Powys, Marian Powys, and Louis Wilkinson. The correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order by author of the letters. In addition to letters, there are also articles and clippings, photographs, poems, and reviews.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 April 7

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 April 7

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Molly B. Hutt

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Molly B. Hutt

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Mrs. Hudson's Fine Books and Paper (Chelsea, N.Y.), 2006.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frank K. Bjornsgaard, 1983.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Family papers
  • Leases
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Manuscripts, American--20th century
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History
Personal Name(s)
  • Childs, George William, 1829-1894
Subject(s)
  • Power of attorney

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History
Personal Name(s)
  • Germann, Mathilda
  • H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961
  • Loch, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Cecilia)
  • Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
  • Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
  • Playter, Phyllis
  • Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963
  • Powys, Marian, 1882-1972
  • Sherman, Paul
Subject(s)
  • American literature--20th century
  • Authors
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Literature
  • Poetry--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Addison Bancroft, business records, 1850-1889.

1 1

Addison Bancroft, photograph possibly depicting Addison Bancroft's house at 4901 Frankford Avenue, undated.

1 2

Bessie Bancroft, diary, 1904.

1 3

Bessie Bancroft, photographs, circa 1904, undated.

1 4

Henry Bancroft, business correspondence, 1889.

1 5

Marie A. Bancroft, correspondence, 1952-1953.

1 6

Note to "Brother John" regarding memorial monument for Kendall Bancroft, Mehitable Chase, and Elizabeth Greenwood, circa 1870s.

1 7

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1911-1937.

1 1

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), articles, photographs (including a print of a Man Ray photograph), reviews, and a manuscript of a poem, 1911-1982.

1 2

Mathilda Germann, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1934, undated.

1 3

James Lambdin Henderson, correspondence to Lewis Mumford and Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, 1935, 1964, undated.

1 4

Dorothy C. Loch (Dorothy Cecilia), correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1927 December 11.

1 5

Lewis Mumford, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1940-1967.

1 6

Lewis Mumford and Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, articles, reviews, and miscellaneous clippings, 1921-1963.

1 7

Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1925-1964.

1 8

Sherman Paul, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson and material regarding Lewis Mumford (resulting from Paul's request for Henderson's memories of Mumford), 1964.

1 9

Phyllis Playter, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1930-1934, undated.

1 10

John Cowper Powys, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1913-1936.

1 11

John Cowper Powys, photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous Powys materials, 1913-1929.

1 12

Llewellyn Powys, newspaper clippings, 1925.

1 13

Marian Powys, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, undated.

1 14

Louis Wilkinson, lecture program, 1918.

1 15

Bancroft family papers

Ms. Coll. 627

Bancroft family papers

Ms. Coll. 627

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Bancroft, Addison
Creator:
Bancroft, Bessie, 1878-
Creator:
Bancroft, Henry
Creator:
Bancroft, Marie A.
Title:
Bancroft family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1850-1953
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 627
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Bancroft family lived in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. This collection includes personal papers from sisters Bessie and Marie, as well as Bessie’s diary for the year 1904. Business papers from their uncles Addison and Henry, who were in the real estate and insurance businesses respectively, are also included. Addison Bancroft’s lease papers reflect a professional relationship with George W. Childs.
Cite as:
Bancroft family papers, 1850-1953, Ms. Coll. 627, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
PDF Version:

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887-
Title:
James Lambdin Henderson papers
Date [inclusive]:
1911-1967
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 623
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
James Lambdin Henderson, a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. This collection includes correspondence with these and several other of Henderson’s friends, as well as some miscellaneous material relating to the correspondents, such as photographs and newspaper clippings.
Cite as:
James Lambdin Henderson papers, 1911-1967, Ms. Coll. 623, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
PDF Version:

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Biography/History

The Bancroft family lived in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. This collection includes personal papers from sisters Bessie and Marie, as well as Bessie’s diary for the year 1904. Business papers from their uncles Addison and Henry, who were in the real estate and insurance businesses respectively, are also included. Addison Bancroft’s lease papers reflect a professional relationship with George W. Childs.

Biography/History

James Lambdin Henderson, a Germantown, Philadelphia native, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. Henderson was also a friend of Ezra Pound, although there are no materials from Pound in this collection.

A note from the donor, a grandson of Henderson, describes him as “characterized by consuming curiosity, a wide range of interests, exceptional intelligence, a photo-graphic memory, a real talent for writing and ability to teach and get along with young people…[and] a man of great promise.”

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material created by Addison, Bessie, Henry, an Marie A. Bancroft. Researchers will find leases witnessed by and a letter of attorney granted to Addison Bancroft, dated 1850-1889; one business letter addressed to Henry Bancroft, dated 1889; two letters to Marie Bancroft from autograph and book dealers, dated 1952-1953; a photograph (probably of Addison Bancroft's house in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia) and two photographs of Bessie Bancroft; Bessie Bancroft's diary for the year 1904, focusing mostly on social events in Frankford; and a note for the construction of a burial monument for Kendall Bancroft and his immediate family (circa 1870s).

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of James Lambdin Henderson. Correspondents include Hilda Doolittle, Mathilda Germann, Dorothy C. Loch, Lewis Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, Phyllis Playter, John Cowper Powys, Llewellyn Powys, Marian Powys, and Louis Wilkinson. The correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order by author of the letters. In addition to letters, there are also articles and clippings, photographs, poems, and reviews.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 April 7

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 April 7

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Molly B. Hutt

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Molly B. Hutt

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Mrs. Hudson's Fine Books and Paper (Chelsea, N.Y.), 2006.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frank K. Bjornsgaard, 1983.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Family papers
  • Leases
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Manuscripts, American--20th century
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History
Personal Name(s)
  • Childs, George William, 1829-1894
Subject(s)
  • Power of attorney

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History
Personal Name(s)
  • Germann, Mathilda
  • H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961
  • Loch, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Cecilia)
  • Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
  • Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
  • Playter, Phyllis
  • Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963
  • Powys, Marian, 1882-1972
  • Sherman, Paul
Subject(s)
  • American literature--20th century
  • Authors
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Literature
  • Poetry--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Addison Bancroft, business records, 1850-1889.

1 1

Addison Bancroft, photograph possibly depicting Addison Bancroft's house at 4901 Frankford Avenue, undated.

1 2

Bessie Bancroft, diary, 1904.

1 3

Bessie Bancroft, photographs, circa 1904, undated.

1 4

Henry Bancroft, business correspondence, 1889.

1 5

Marie A. Bancroft, correspondence, 1952-1953.

1 6

Note to "Brother John" regarding memorial monument for Kendall Bancroft, Mehitable Chase, and Elizabeth Greenwood, circa 1870s.

1 7

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1911-1937.

1 1

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), articles, photographs (including a print of a Man Ray photograph), reviews, and a manuscript of a poem, 1911-1982.

1 2

Mathilda Germann, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1934, undated.

1 3

James Lambdin Henderson, correspondence to Lewis Mumford and Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, 1935, 1964, undated.

1 4

Dorothy C. Loch (Dorothy Cecilia), correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1927 December 11.

1 5

Lewis Mumford, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1940-1967.

1 6

Lewis Mumford and Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, articles, reviews, and miscellaneous clippings, 1921-1963.

1 7

Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1925-1964.

1 8

Sherman Paul, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson and material regarding Lewis Mumford (resulting from Paul's request for Henderson's memories of Mumford), 1964.

1 9

Phyllis Playter, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1930-1934, undated.

1 10

John Cowper Powys, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, 1913-1936.

1 11

John Cowper Powys, photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous Powys materials, 1913-1929.

1 12

Llewellyn Powys, newspaper clippings, 1925.

1 13

Marian Powys, correspondence to James Lambdin Henderson, undated.

1 14

Louis Wilkinson, lecture program, 1918.

1 15