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Guide to the Dunlap family papers, 1733-1984

Abstract

Family with members in both Ripon, Wis., and Ann Arbor, Mich.

Collection contains letters and photocopies of letters between family members, naturalization papers; a poem by Helen E. (Richley) Healy; copies of an undated memoir by Gertrude (Clark) Dunlap; an undated chronicle of the early years of James E. Dunlap; several other memoirs, journals and diaries; descriptions of a voyage in an American clipper ship; Civil War letters; genealogies of various families including the Dunlap, Dunlop, Life, Clark, Cooke, and Delamere families; original photographs; and a land deed. The 2007 addition (2007-0168) (600 items; 2.5 lin. ft.; dated 1821-1910 and undated) contains genealogies and family histories of the Dunlap and Life families and biographies of the family members; diaries dated 1865, 1867, 1873-1898, and 1910; autograph books; letters and a scrapbook from the Civil War; daguerreotypes and ambrotypes; and a bayonet presumably from the Civil War. Also included are transcripts of several of the letters and diaries.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Dunlap family.
Title
Dunlap family papers 1733-1984
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.2 Linear Feet, 741 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection contains letters and photocopies of letters between family members, naturalization papers; a poem by Helen E. (Richley) Healy; copies of an undated memoir by Gertrude (Clark) Dunlap; an undated chronicle of the early years of James E. Dunlap; several other memoirs, journals and diaries; descriptions of a voyage in an American clipper ship; Civil War letters; genealogies of various families including the Dunlap, Dunlop, Life, Clark, Cooke, and Delamere families; original photographs; and a land deed.

The 2007 addition (2007-0168) (600 items; 2.5 lin. ft.; dated 1821-1910 and undated) contains genealogies and family histories of the Dunlap and Life families and biographies of the family members; diaries dated 1865, 1867, 1873-1898, and 1910; autograph books; letters and a scrapbook from the Civil War; daguerreotypes and ambrotypes; and a bayonet presumably from the Civil War. Also included are transcripts of several of the letters and diaries.

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Contents of the Collection

Accessions 1984 and 1988 contain letters and photocopies of letters between family members, naturalization papers; a poem by Helen E. (Richley) Healy; copies of an undated memoir by Gertrude (Clark) Dunlap; an undated chronicle of the early years of James E. Dunlap; several other memoirs, journals and diaries; descriptions of a voyage in an American clipper ship; Civil War letters; genealogies of various families including the Dunlap, Dunlop, Life, Clark, Cooke, and Delamere families; original photographs; and a land deed.

Correspondence, 1824-1972
Box 1
Diary of Augustus Eugene Dunlap, 1865
Box 1
Account book Augustus Eugene Dunlap, 1865-1971
Box 1
Legal papers, 1845-1856
Box 1
Addresses and Writings, 1918-1996
Box 1
Journal of Andrew Edwards, Jr., 1821
Box 1
Reminiscences of Grandmother Life by Gertrude (Clark) Dunlap
Box 1
Notes on Sutterlee Clark
Box 1
Genealogy
Box 1
Pictures
Box 1
Genealogies, 1948, 1984
(photocopy)
Box 1
Memoir, 1957
(photocopy)
Box 2

Addition (600 items; 2.5 lin. ft.; dated 1821-1910 and undated) contains family histories of the Dunlap and Life families and biographies of the family members; diaries dated 1865, 1867, 1873-1898, and 1910; autograph books; letters from the Civil War; genealogies; a scrapbook from the Civil War; daguerreotypes and ambrotypes; and a bayonet presumably from the Civil War. Also included are transcripts of several of the letters and diaries.

Photocopy of sea diary, original dated 1921
Box 2
A History of Salem Witch Trials
Box 2
Photograph copies of family histories and letters
Box 2
Genealogies
Box 2
Other histories related to the Dunlap family
Box 2
Deeds
Box 2
Transcript of A.E. Dunlap's Civil War diary
Box 2
A Soldier's Friend, Civil War companion book
Box 2
History of Morrill, Maine.
Box 2
Photocopies of the Life family history
Box 2
Biography of James E. Dunlap
Box 2
Belt Buckle, US
Box 3
Civil War medal
Box 3
James Dunlap Civil War correspondence, 1860s
Box 3
Autograph books, 1800s
Box 3
Plaque (diploma?)
Box 3
Civil War scrapbook
Box 3
Diaries, 1865; 1867; 1873-1898; 1910, and account books
(38 items)
Box 4
Ambrotypes and daguerreotypes
(9 photographs)
Box 5
Bayonet
Box 6

Historical Note

Family with members in both Ripon, Wis., and Ann Arbor, Mich.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dunlap family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Dunlap family papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1984, 1988, 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by John Mayrose, November 2007

Encoded by John Mayrose, November 2007

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.