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Dunn Family. Collection
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center
The Dunn Family Collection contains the correspondence of brothers George and William, soldiers during the U. S. Civil War, with their sister Elizabeth.
The collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Dunn Family. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
Not much is definitively known of the Dunn family. The contents of the letters indicate that both of the Dunn brothers were soldiers in the Civil War. George Dunn was a soldier in the 7th Regiment apparently stationed in Madison Station, Alabama. William Dunn, his brother, appears have his letters directed to the 7th Illinois Regiment, Company C, which would make him a member of the Union Calvary. Beyond that, it is difficult to determine other details of their lives both because of the limited nature of the collection itself and the relatively common names of the brothers leading to multiple possible candidates. Elizabeth Dunn, William and George’s sister and recipient of the letters in this collection, is similarly mysterious. The letters of her brothers are addressed to her in Illinois, but no date of birth or death is known for her.
The Dunn Family Collection consists of William and George Dunn’s letters to their sister, Elizabeth. Many of the letters in this collection have original envelopes. The letters are all dated 1864-1865. The letters are arranged first by author, then chronologically.
The collection was previously part of the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.
|Box 1 Folder 1|
George Dunn to Elizabeth Dunn, 1865
|Box 1 Folder 2|
William Dunn to Elizabeth Dunn, 1864-1865
|Box 1 Folder 3|
William Dunn to Elizabeth Dunn, 1865