Jacob Gooding Papers, 1862-1871

Manuscript Collection #3

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Jacob Gooding Papers
    Creator: Gooding, Jacob
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1862-1871) of a New Bern (NC) merchant, including letters and an account of property damages.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 3 items, consisting of correspondence and an account.
  • Description

    Jacob Gooding was a merchant in New Bern, N.C., during the Civil War period.

    The papers in this collection consist of copies of the first page of an account of damages done to Jacob Gooding's store by Union soldiers (1862) and two letters (1871) concerning the possibility of Gooding collecting claims against the federal government for damage done by Union troops during the Civil War. Edward Stanly recommends a company to represent the claimant and quotes General Burnside concerning the incident. In the second letter, a firm in Maryland advises that while the government had not recognized Southern claims, there were prospects that favorable legislation would be forthcoming. It is suggested that Gooding proceed with preparations for entering his claim in expectation of Congressional action.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    September 19, 1967, 3 items; Two letters (1871) and an account of property damages (1862). Loaned for copying April, 1965, by Miss Sally Whitehurst, New Bern, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Loaned by Miss Sally Whitehurst

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Jacob Gooding Papers (#3), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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