Dun family papers

Abstract

The Dun family papers (dated 1810-1927; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes) primarily consist of letters, signed agreements and deeds, and receipts pertaining to the Dun family's surveys and sales of land in Ohio and Virginia.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Dun family papers
Date
1810-1927, undated (inclusive)
Extent
0.9 Cubic Feet
Subjects
United States -- History -- 19th century.
Land use surveys.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Greg Seltzer
Preferred Citation
56m116 : [identification of item], Dun family papers, 1810-1927, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Edwin Dun (1848-1931) was originally from Ohio and advised the Japanese government on modernizing agricultural techniques during the Meiji modernization period. In 1892 Dun was appointed as United States ambassador to Japan and served until 1897. After 1897 Dun was the Japan representative of the Standard Oil company.
Scope and Content
The Dun family papers (dated 1810-1927; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes) primarily consist of letters, signed agreements and deeds, and receipts pertaining to the Dun family's surveys and sales of land in Ohio and Virginia. Also included are Elizabeth Dun's will and a group of letters sent from Edwin Dun in eastern Asia to his family.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, land agreements, 1810-1819

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Correspondence, land agreements, receipts, 1820-1829

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Correspondence, 1830-1839

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Correspondence, land agreements, receipts, 1830-1839

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Land agreements, receipts, 1840-1843

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Land agreements, receipts, 1844-1849

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Correspondence, 1840-1849

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Correspondence, 1850-1859

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Land agreements, receipts, 1850-1859

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Correspondence, 1860-1879

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Correspondence, 1880-1889

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Land agreements, receipts, 1880-1889

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Receipts, will of Elizabeth Dun, land deed, 1890-1925

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Correspondence, 1890-1927

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Land agreements, receipts, undated

  • Box 2, folder 8
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