Ausmus G. Wells Collection

1839, 1859-1867, 1905-1978
Manuscript Collection #463
Wells, Ausmus G.
Physical description
0.65 Cubic Feet, 81 items
Preferred Citation
Ausmus G. Wells Collection (#463), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1839, 1859-1867, 1905-1978) including correspondence, family histories, receipts, notes, clippings, photographs.

Scope and arrangement

While the major portion of the correspondence is genealogical, letters from New Orleans commission merchants to W. M. Dixon in Calhoun, Arkansas (1859-1861), discuss the decline in the quality of cotton (1859), the sale of Dixon's cotton and its quality (1860), and the amount of money transferred to his credit (1861).

The remainder of the collection relates to the genealogies of the Goodwin and allied families. Included are genealogical histories of the Mayfield, Dixon, Hutcheson, McMath, Baker, Moody, and Brown families of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arkansas, and the Wells and related families including the Parker, Dickson, Bailie, Hunter, Bigelow, and Wheelwright families of Maine, Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Massachusetts.

Of interest are photographs of various family members and scenes of houses and the waterfront in Belhaven, N.C.

Administrative information
Custodial History

January 10, 1983, 70 items and 6 volumes; Family correspondence and financial papers (1839, 1859-1867, 1905-1915), genealogy correspondence, histories of the Wells and Goodwin families, notes, and miscellaneous papers. Gift of Wachovia Bank and Trust Co., N.A., Greenville, N.C.

September 8, 1983, 11 items; Photographs. Gift of Miss Ruth Mumford, Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Wachovia Bank and Trust Co.

Gift of Miss Ruth Mumford

Processing information

Processed by M. Boccaccio, November 1989

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
Personal Names
Wells family
Family Names
Goodwin family
Commission merchants--Louisiana--New Orleans
Cotton trade--Arkansas--Calhoun County (Ark.)--History--19th century
Belhaven (N.C.)--Photographs
North Carolina--Genealogy
South Carolina--Genealogy

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Correspondence, 1859-1978
Box 1 Folder b Financial Papers, 1839-1864
Box 1 Folder d Our Goodwin Clan
Box 1 Folder e Goodwin Family Genealogy
Box 2 Folder a Our Wells Clan
Box 2 Folder b Wells Family Genealogy
Box 3 Folder a Wells Family Genealogy
Box 3 Folder b The Wells and Allied Families
Box 3 Folder c Genealogy of the Wells Family (Book)
Box 3 Folder d Clippings