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Dunn Family Papers, 1859-1898

(Manuscript Collection #7)

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Title: Dunn Family Papers
Creator: Dunn family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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 , xerox copies, consisting of correspondence, crop lien, oath of allegiance, appointment, essay, and poems.

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Accessions Information

September 21, 1967, 11 items (xerox copies); 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.

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Mr. Michael Johnson

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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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.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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