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Ausmus G. Wells Collection, 1839, 1859-1867, 1905-1978

Manuscript Collection #463

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Title: Ausmus G. Wells Collection
Creator: Wells, Ausmus G.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1839, 1859-1867, 1905-1978) including correspondence, family histories, receipts, notes, clippings, photographs.
Extent: 0.65 Cubic feet, 81 items.

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Accessions Information

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.

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

Ausmus G. Wells Collection (#463), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • 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


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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.

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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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