Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer
Dun family papers
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
56M116 : [identification of item], Dun family papers, 1810-1927, University of Kentucky Special Collections
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Dun family, Ky.
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.
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.
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.
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