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Dunn Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16099

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection of letters written mostly during the Civil War consists of about 60 letters, one half-size legal document box, 0.25 cubic feet and contains correspondence (with transcriptions) between Elizabeth ("Betsy") Bruce Dunn with her sons, Leroy E. Dunn, and Henry "Marshall" Dunn, as well as cousins and friends from 1851; 1860 to 1862. The correspondence describes the horrors of the war, camp conditions, food, illness, including, the Battle of Bull Run and Civil War period envelopes.

Other correspondents include Captain John B. Magruder, Eliza M. Estes, Joseph Smith, Lucile M. Estes, Virginia A. McCauley, Nicholas Bell, Dorothea M. Estes, Vienna F. Howard, Lucy F. Dunn, Cornelia Frances Wood, Nathaniel D. Bacon, Chrie I. Marshall, Cyprian R. Estes, Louden Bruce, Jr., and Peter Gibson.

Dates

  • 1851; 1860-1862

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (5 folders of civil war letters, introduction and poem written in 1995) : 5 folders in a half-size legal document box

Arrangement

Letters are in chronological order

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from Ann K. Leake to the Small Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library on January 14, 2016.
Title
Dunn Family papers
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
14 March 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States