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

Manuscript Collection #463

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

    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
     
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Wachovia Bank and Trust Co.
    Gift of Miss Ruth Mumford

    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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Boccaccio, November 1989

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

  • Box 2
     
    Our Wells Clan
    Wells Family Genealogy
  • Box 3
     
    Wells Family Genealogy
    The Wells and Allied Families
    Genealogy of the Wells Family (Book)
    Clippings

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Container List

  • Box 2
     
    Our Wells Clan
    Wells Family Genealogy
  • Box 3
     
    Wells Family Genealogy
    The Wells and Allied Families
    Genealogy of the Wells Family (Book)
    Clippings


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