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Dun family papers, 1810-1927

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer

Title

Dun family papers

Date

1810-1927

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

56M116 : [identification of item], Dun family papers, 1810-1927, University of Kentucky Special Collections

Extent

0.9 Cubic feet

2 boxes

Creator

Dun family, Ky.

Abstract

The Dun family papers consist of letters, signed agreements, and receipts pertaining to the Dun family's surveys and sales of land in Ohio and Virginia.

Biography/History

Edwin Dun 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 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.

Subjects

  • China.
  • Fayette County (Ky.)
  • Japan.
  • Ohio--History.
  • Virginia.
  • Land use surveys.
  • United States--History--19th Century.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, land agreements, 1810-1819
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Correspondence, land agreements, receipts, 1820-1829
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Correspondence, 1830-1839
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Correspondence, land agreements, receipts, 1830-1839
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Land agreements, receipts, 1840-1843
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Correspondence, 1840-1849
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
Land agreements, receipts, 1844-1849
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
Correspondence, 1850-1859
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
Land agreements, receipts, 1850-1859
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
Correspondence, 1860-1879
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]
Correspondence, 1880-1889
[Box: 2, Folder: 4]
Land agreements, receipts, 1880-1889
[Box: 2, Folder: 5]
Receipts, will of Elizabeth Dun, land deed, 1890-1925
[Box: 2, Folder: 6]
Correspondence, 1890-1927
[Box: 2, Folder: 7]
Land agreements, receipts, undated
[Box: 2, Folder: 8]

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