Dunn Family Papers

Manuscript Collection #7
Dunn family
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 11 items , photocopies, consisting of correspondence, crop lien, oath of allegiance, appointment, essay, and poems.
Preferred Citation
Dunn Family Papers (#7), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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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.

Scope and arrangement

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
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Mr. Michael Johnson

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Family Names
Dunn family
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
Liens--North Carolina--Wayne County
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Migration, Internal--United States--History--19th century
Presidents--United States--Election--1860
Mount Olive (Wayne County, N.C.)--History, Military
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties