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William L. Horner Collection: Gooding family papers, 1799-1897, 1913.

Scope and content Collection consists primarily of correspondence and financial records. The bulk of the correspondence concerns the Confederacy and troop maneuvers in the Shenandoah Valley area of western Virginia, eastern North Carolina, and Georgia. Letters describe the disillusionment of soldiers, camp life, the occupation and administration of New Bern by Union forces, scarcity of goods, duty at Fort Holmes, soldier desertion, General William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea," Union Army's attack on Atlanta and Savannah, and the Confederacy during Sherman's Carolina Campaign of 1865. Other correspondence concerns the Gooding family and their business affairs, including letters from Edward Stanley; the spread of illnesses such as influenza, whopping cough, and typhoid fever; and the Episcopal Seminary of Valle Crucis in western North Carolina. Contains Civil War records, including a list of African American men on board the U.S. steamer COSSACK, a list of soldiers issued supplies, and a copy of "The Proclamation made by the Union Government at New Bern." Legal records concern runaway slaves, R. J. Gooding's will, and the Gooding pharmaceutical business. Land records describe the purchase and sale of land by the Gooding family. Financial records include promissory notes, account ledgers, sale inventories, a list of taxable property, and purchase receipts.
Access restrictionNo access restrictions.
Cite as William L. Horner Collection: Gooding Family Papers (#265.002), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Terms of useLiterary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Acquisitions source Gift of William L. Horner.
Biographical noteJacob Gooding was a nineteenth century merchant of New Bern, N.C. During the Civil War, when New Bern was occupied by Union Forces, his store on Craven Street was utilized by the Union government, and Gooding was appointed superintendent of Poor Whites for Craven County.

Available Items

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Joyner Manuscript Collection #265.002 - DOES NOT CIRCULATE ✔ Available Request Material