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William G. Bannon Papers


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Writings on regional political affairs of Siberia and China in 1920s by U.S. Department of War representative.


Bannon, William G.
Date Coverage:
0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)

William G. Bannon was a resident of Hoosick Falls, New York who served as as a representative of the U.S. Department of War in the 1920s.

Collection includes letters to his sisters while he was in Siberia and Shanghai, 1920-1922, discussing local conditions, social events with other Americans and Europeans, Catholics, pidgin English, and the political situation between Russia, China, and Japan; letters to friends and relatives, especially Winifred Freely, 1948-1966, discussing family history, Catholic activities, and reminiscences of his foreign service; and bills and receipts from his stay at the Astor House in Shanghai, 1921.

The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

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Published: 2018-03-06 09:39:01 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Gregory Wiedeman, 2015

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Access to this collection is restricted because it is unprocessed. Portions of the collection may contain recent administrative records and/or personally identifiable information. While it is likely that portions of the collection may be viewed, access must be managed by an archivist.

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, William G. Bannon Papers, 1920-1966. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Bannon Papers).