Jacob Gooding Papers, 1862-1871

Manuscript Collection #3

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Title: Jacob Gooding Papers
Creator: Gooding, Jacob
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1862-1871) of a New Bern (NC) merchant, including letters and an account of property damages.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 3 items , consisting of correspondence and an account.

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Accessions Information

September 19, 1967, 3 items; Two letters (1871) and an account of property damages (1862). Loaned for copying April, 1965, by Miss Sally Whitehurst, New Bern, 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

Jacob Gooding Papers (#3), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Miss Sally Whitehurst

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Jacob Gooding was a merchant in New Bern, N.C., during the Civil War period.

The papers in this collection consist of copies of the first page of an account of damages done to Jacob Gooding's store by Union soldiers (1862) and two letters (1871) concerning the possibility of Gooding collecting claims against the federal government for damage done by Union troops during the Civil War. Edward Stanly recommends a company to represent the claimant and quotes General Burnside concerning the incident. In the second letter, a firm in Maryland advises that while the government had not recognized Southern claims, there were prospects that favorable legislation would be forthcoming. It is suggested that Gooding proceed with preparations for entering his claim in expectation of Congressional action.

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The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Geographic Entry :

  • North Carolina, New Bern

Autograph Entry :

  • Stanly, Edw[ard] 1871

Subject Entries :

  • NEW BERN, N.C.--Reconstruction
  • RECONSTRUCTION--Claims
  • WAR--CIVIL--Homefront

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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