Gerard Bancker (1740 - 01/18/1799)

Borrowing activity from 9/9/1791 to 1/26/1805.
Gerard Bancker, a merchant, surveyor, and Treasurer of New York State, was born in 1740. He and his business partner and cousin Evert Bancker were the principal provisioners to the British forces in New York City from 1767 until 1776 ("Bancker family papers"). He was Treasurer of the New York Colony, and New York State Treasurer from 1778 to 1798. He was New York City Surveyor during the 1760s and 1770s, resigning from the position in 1784 because it conflicted with his position as State Treasurer ("Minutes Common Council" 15). His other positions held include: Director of the New York branch of the Bank of the United States; Director of the Bank of New York (elected in 1792); Director of the New York Manufacturing Society; and Governor of King's College (McMaster 549, 553; Pine 120). 

Bancker's parents were Gerard Bancker and Maria De Peyster Bancker Ogden ("New Amsterdam" 14). 

Bancker collected a large number of revolutionary and pre-revolutionary era broadsides which went on sale at a Phildelphia auction house in 1898, advertised as the "largest" collection of its type relating to New York City and State "that has ever been offered for sale" (Banker 281).

Bancker died on January 18, 1799, in New York (Daily Advertiser 2).
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Transcribed: Consetts tour (Watts)Matthew ConsettVolume 29/9/17919/10/1791
Transcribed: Hume & ChesterfieldSamuel Jackson Pratt9/10/17919/14/1791
Transcribed: Riesbecks travelsJohann Kaspar RiesbeckVolume 19/14/17919/20/1791
Transcribed: "Johann Kaspar RiesbeckVolume 29/20/17919/24/1791
Transcribed: Portlocks & Dixon voyageNathaniel Portlock9/24/17919/26/1791
Transcribed: Youngs AthensWilliam YoungVolume 29/26/179110/3/1791
Transcribed: Robertsons AmericaWilliam Robertson10/3/179110/6/1791
Transcribed: "William RobertsonVolume 210/6/179110/13/1791
Transcribed: "William RobertsonVolume 310/13/179110/24/1791
Transcribed: DeliaMrs. Mary PilkingtonVolume 18/6/17998/14/1799
Transcribed: "Mrs. Mary PilkingtonVolume 28/14/17998/16/1799
Transcribed: Adelaide & TheodoreStéphanie Félicité, comtesse de GenlisVolume 18/16/17998/21/1799
Transcribed: ArundelRichard CumberlandVolume 18/21/17998/26/1799
Transcribed: EmmaVolume 111/1/179911/6/1799
Transcribed: "Volume 211/6/179911/12/1799
Transcribed: Drydens PlaysJohn DrydenVolume 311/12/179911/19/1799
Transcribed: Duke ClarenceMrs. E. M. FosterVolume 111/19/179911/22/1799
Transcribed: "Mrs. E. M. FosterVolume 211/22/179911/27/1799
Transcribed: "Mrs. E. M. FosterVolume 411/27/179911/28/1799
Transcribed: P. PindarPeter PindarVolume 21/13/18011/20/1801
Transcribed: Paynes Epi. Hist.John PayneVolume 12/5/18012/10/1801
Transcribed: Adams U HistoryJohn AdamsVolume 12/10/18012/27/1801
Transcribed: Smollets M WorksTobias SmollettVolume 33/13/18013/13/1801
Transcribed: "Tobias SmollettVolume 33/13/18013/19/1801
Transcribed: Smollets M WorksTobias SmollettVolume 23/13/18013/13/1801
Transcribed: "Tobias SmollettVolume 23/13/18013/19/1801
Transcribed: Brit PlutarchThomas MortimerVolume 33/21/18013/25/1801
Transcribed: Brit PlutarchThomas MortimerVolume 23/21/18013/25/1801
Transcribed: Studies of NatureJacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-PierreVolume 53/26/18014/7/1801
Transcribed: Universal HistoryVolume 24/7/18014/25/1801
Transcribed: Anti-JacobinVolume 14/25/18014/27/1801
Transcribed: "Volume 24/25/18014/27/1801
Transcribed: Winterb. Am.William WinterbothamVolume 25/2/18017/11/180116/4
Transcribed: Winterb. Am.William WinterbothamVolume 15/2/18017/11/180116/4
Transcribed: Ann. Agricult.Arthur YoungVolume 37/11/18017/27/1801
Transcribed: Three SpaniardsGeorge WalkerVolume 29/14/18019/30/1801
Transcribed: Three SpaniardsGeorge WalkerVolume 39/14/18019/30/1801
Transcribed: Three SpaniardsGeorge WalkerVolume 19/14/18019/30/1801
Transcribed: Alex. History WomenWilliam AlexanderVolume 211/14/18011/8/18025/4
Transcribed: Union Mag.Volume 13/2/18023/3/1802
Transcribed: Biograph AnecdotesJohn AlmonVolume 13/3/18023/22/1802
Transcribed: Monthly MirrorVolume 33/22/18023/25/1802
Transcribed: "Volume 73/25/18023/29/1802
Transcribed: "Volume 93/29/18024/8/1802
Transcribed: Brit TheatreJohn BellVolume 84/8/18024/9/1802
Transcribed: Life MaclineJames Thomas KirkmanVolume 24/9/18025/17/18026/6
Transcribed: Life MaclineJames Thomas KirkmanVolume 14/9/18025/17/18026/6
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Transcribed: Peasant ArdenneEliza ParsonsVolume 21/14/18042/2/18041/8
Transcribed: Plain SenseFrances JacsonVolume 22/2/18042/20/18041/
Transcribed: Plain SenseFrances JacsonVolume 32/2/18042/20/18041/
Transcribed: Plain SenseFrances JacsonVolume 12/2/18042/20/18041/
Transcribed: Modern PhilosopherVolume 22/20/18043/10/18041/3
Transcribed: Modern PhilosopherVolume 12/20/18043/10/18041/3
Transcribed: Modern PhilosopherVolume 32/20/18043/10/18041/3
Transcribed: Campbells JourneyDonald Campbell3/10/18045/24/180423/9
Transcribed: Boulle's MemoirsFrançois-Claude-Amour de Bouillé5/24/18047/18/18044d
Transcribed: Friend VirtueJean Gaspard Dubois-FontanelleVolume 17/18/18048/13/1804
Transcribed: Friend VirtueJean Gaspard Dubois-FontanelleVolume 27/18/18048/13/1804
Transcribed: Friend VirtueJean Gaspard Dubois-FontanelleVolume 37/18/18048/13/1804
Transcribed: Boswell's JourneyJames Boswell8/13/18049/27/18041/2
Transcribed: Warners TourRichard WarnerVolume 18/13/18048/13/1804
Transcribed: Warners TourRichard WarnerVolume 28/13/18048/13/1804
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Transcribed: Act. rendered10/31/180466/6
Transcribed: Mother SetMrs. ShowesVolume 210/31/18041/3/18056/
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Transcribed: Mother SetMrs. ShowesVolume 110/31/18041/3/18056/
Transcribed: Rollins An. Hist.Charles RollinVolume 41/3/18051/26/18053/2
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