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Dunn family papers, 1859-1898.

Author/creator Dunn family
Format Archival & Manuscript Material
Description0.073 cubic ft. (11 items)
Supplemental Content Finding aid
Physical mediumPaper; handwritten.
Organization of materialOrganized by type of material.
Summary Correspondence, crop lien, oath of allegiance, appointment, receipt, prayer, essays, and a poem. Correspondence includes an 1860 letter from Indiana describing weather, prices, and land values in several of the midwestern states and commenting on the election of Abraham Lincoln as president. Another letter, written from Petersburg, Va., in late 1862 tells of the situation around Richmond and Fredericksburg and gives casualty figures for the Fredericksburg battle. The letter also comments on the rumor of a Union raid on Mt. Olive, N.C. Other material consists of a cure for rattlesnake and mad-dog bites, an oath of allegiance to the U.S. government, an auction list for the personal property of John D. Dunn, an election judge appointment, and a lien on property in Wayne County, N.C.
Cite as Dunn family papers, #7, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, East Carolina University.
Reproduction noteJoyner- Photocopies. Copied at: East Carolina University, East Carolina Manuscript Collection; 1967.
Acquisitions source Joyner- 11 items; Mr. Michael Johnson; Smithfield, NC; loaned for copying; Sept. 21, 1967.

Available Items

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Joyner Manuscript Collection #7 - DOES NOT CIRCULATE. ✔ Available Request Material