New Additions

September 19, 2023, added page with Babcock descendant data.

May 23, 2023, added 23 new articles from the Providence Journal between 1887 and 1889.

May 5, 2023, added over 30 newspaper articles from the Boston Evening Transcript and the Anglo-African


April 26, 2023, added illustration by Bill Morrison of moment Bannister stood before the judges at the PA Centennial.


April 24, 2023, added over 30 new newspaper articles, mostly from the Boston Evening Transcript, to the digital folder. Will add some of these to the bibliography.


April 23, 2023, added a genealogy chart of Edward Bannister with known facts in digital archive.


April 21, 2023, added 1866 petition signed by Bannister and others to end discrimination in certain Boston theaters.


April 20, 2023, added listing of Bannister works shown at 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1896, and 1898 at the Providence Art Club on the Exhibitions Catalogue page


April 20, 2023, added text from the Writings of William Cooper Nell that refer to Edward and Christiana Bannister.


April 14, 2023 added copy to the digital library of 1865 Nelson Primus letter to his mother where he states that he thinks Bannister is jealous of him and won't help him find sponsors.


April 14, 2023 added image of April 7, 1857 playbill advertising Christiana Bannister as a primary character in the play Love at Sight which was being shown at her house.


April 13, 2023. Added digital documentation to support the events listed on Bannister timeline. Documents can be enlarged for easier reading by clicking on them.


April 8, 2023. Added Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association 1881 catalogue listing Edward as a medal winner.


April 2, 2023. Added 1881, 1882, 1886 and 1891 list of works shown by Bannister at the Boston Art Club on the Exhibitions Catalogue page..


March 26, 2023. Added multiple newspaper articles, primarily concerning the Centennial Exhibit. Also added record about Christiana and Desseline's marriage in 1840. 

March 23, 2023. Added Brown Daily Herald article concerning statue of Edward Bannister. Added reference to performance hosted by Providence Art club about the life of Christiana Banister.

February 22, 2023. Revised the Bannister timeline to focus on the details of Edward and Christiana. Previous timeline will be placed on another page.

February 20, 2023. Added link to Rhode Island PBS broadcast of Providence Art Club interview about statue project.

February 11, 2023: Added six newspaper articles, two about Bannister's ownership of a barber shop. Added dissertations by Hollis and Gonzalez.


February 10, 2023: added “Massachusetts Artists’ Centennial Album.”