Dunn Family Papers, 1859-1898

Manuscript Collection #7

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Dunn Family Papers
    Creator: Dunn family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1859-1898) of Johnston County family, including correspondence relating to the election of 1860, conditions in Petersburg and Richmond, Va., in December 1862, the Battle of Fredricksburg and the Union raid on Mount Olive, N.C., agricultural conditions in North Carolina and Indiana; a crop lien, etc.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 11 items , photocopies, consisting of correspondence, crop lien, oath of allegiance, appointment, essay, and poems.
  • Description

    Correspondence includes an 1860 letter from Indiana describing weather, prices, and land values in several of the midwestern states and commenting on the election of Lincoln as president. The only other letter is written from Petersburg, Virginia, in December of 1962. It tells of the situation around Richmond and Fredericksburg and gives casualty figures for the Fredericksburg battle. The letter also comments on the rumor of a Union raid on Mount Olive, N.C., which resulted in the burning of the town and destruction of railroad and telegraph lines.

    Other material consists of a cure for rattlesnake and mad-dog bites, an oath of allegiance to the U.S. government (1865), auction list for the personal property of John D. Dunn (1859), a crop lien, election judge appointment, receipt, prayer, essay, and two poems.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    September 21, 1967, 11 items (photocopies); Papers of Dunn family, including correspondence, crop lien, oath of allegiance, appointment, essay, and poems. Loaned for copying March, 1966, by Mr. Michael Johnson, Smithfield, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Loaned by Mr. Michael Johnson

    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

    Dunn Family Papers (#7), 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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