Collection MS 1067 - Diaries

Diary of Charles W. Banks, 1 January 1897 - 30 June 1897 Diary of Charles W. Banks, 1 July 1897 - 31 December 1897 Diary of Charles W. Banks, 1 January 1898 - 1 July 1898 Diary of Charles W. Banks, 2 July 1898 - 31 December 1898
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AU PMB MS 1067




  • 1897-1898 (Creation)

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Born in 1839 near Birmingham, England, Banks spent some years in the United States where he fought in the Civil War and was also an employee of Wells Fargo, whose employment he left while under a charge of embezzlement. He settled in the Cook Islands (Atiu) in 1881. He became a trader and lived in Arorangi until his death in 1915. For a period of his life Banks adopted the pseudonym John Scard.

Two diaries with daily handwritten entries describing Banks' life and work as a trader in the Cook Islands. For other Banks diaries see PMB 1068-1070.

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Cook Islands Library and Museum Society, Rarotonga (MS 51)

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Digitised in February 2018. This reel was split into 4 PDFs for the digital version.

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