Jacob Gooding Papers

Manuscript Collection #3
Gooding, Jacob
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 3 items, consisting of correspondence and an account.
Preferred Citation
Jacob Gooding Papers (#3), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1862-1871) of a New Bern (NC) merchant, including letters and an account of property damages.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Miss Sally Whitehurst

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.

Related material

William L. Horner Collection: Gooding Family Papers (#0265-002), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC USA

Key terms
Personal Names
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881--Quotations
Gooding, Jacob
Stanly, Edward, 1810-1872--Correspondence
Military occupation damages--North Carolina--19th century
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--North Carolina
New Bern (N.C.)--History
New Bern (N.C.)--Politics and government
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Claims