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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Letters, 1844-1849

Series II: Letters, 1850-1859

Series III: Letters, 1860-1869

Series IV: Undated letters

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Morrison Gunn family letters, 1844-1869



Descriptive Summary

Title: Morrison Gunn family letters
Dates: 1844-1869
Abstract: Photocopies of 49 letters to Morrison Gunn from members of his family and various friends. For the most part they are personal, but also include information on the conditions faced by immigrant farmers and the problems of establishing a home.
Identification: MS 151
Extent: 49 photocopied letters (1 folder)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Morrison Gunn was born in Edinburgh, Scotland circa 1820. He left Scotland for the United States as an adult – somewhere between the late 1830s and the early 1840s – and first lived in Laurens, Otsego County, New York. Subsequent addresses include Cold Water and Ann Arbor, Michigan and Angola, Indiana. He was employed by the American Car Company of Chicago. He was a private in the 129th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers from November 23, 1863, until his discharge on July 10, 1865 in Greensboro , North Carolina.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photocopies of 49 letters to Morrison Gunn from members of his family and various friends. For the most part they are personal, but also include information on the conditions faced by immigrant farmers and the problems of establishing a home.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Gunn family letters, MS 151, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gunn, Morrison, b. 1820 - correspondence
Gunn, Wannay Fred - correspondence
Gunn, Ann - correspondence
Berger, Samuel - correspondence
Subjects (Places)
United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865.
Formats
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Morrison Gunn family letters, 1844-1869, MS 151, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Photocopies donated by Mr. Dale A. Letts in September 1963. Orignals now held by Sarah L. Atherton, Mr. Letts’ daughter.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Letters, 1844-1849

folder
1 Wannay Fred Gunn to unknown (Esteemed Friends), April 3, 1844
Unknown to Morreson Gunn, June 1, 1845
Moreson Gunn to Moreson(?), June 2, 1845
Unknown to father (Morrison Gunn), September 28, 1845
Daniel E. Palmer to unknown, December 18, 1845
Robert Gunn to Morrison Gunn, May 23, 1846
John and Margaret Ryan to brother (Morrison Gunn), July 15, 1846
John Ryan to Morrison Gunn, July 20, 1847
B Sture(?) to Morrison Gunn, July 27, 1847
Wannay Fred Gunn to Morrison Gunn, November 21, 1847
B Sture(?) to Morrison Gunn, January 24, 1848
John R. Massun to Morrison Gunn, January 25, 1848
William Comstock to Morrison Gunn, February 29, 1848
John and Margaret Ryan to Morrison Gunn; & unknown to Morrison Gunn, December 18, 1848
Son of Morrison Gunn to Morrison Gunn, January 20, 1849
Ann Gunn to Morrison Gunn, Febuary 23, 1849
Unknown to Morrison Gunn, March 20, 1848 or 1849

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Series II: Letters, 1850-1859

folder
1 Morrison Gunn to unknown, January 19, 1850; & John Ryan to Morrison Gunn, October 10, 1850
Unknown to Morrison Gunn, July 6, 1850
Addison P. Strong to Friends Gunn & Ryan, September 26, 1850
American Car Co. to Morrison Gunn, February 22, 1854
Ann Berger (daughter of Morrison Gunn) to Morrison Gunn, June 17, 1854
James Gunn to Morrison Gunn, July 15, 1854
Samuel Berger to Morrison Gunn, July 15, 1954
Samuel Berger to Morrison Gunn, August 11, 1854
Samuel Berger to Morrison Gunn, October 8, 1854
Samuel Berger to Morrison Gunn, October 30, 1854
Ann Berger to Morrison Gunn, November 27, 1854
Samuel Berger to Morrison Gunn, December 18, 1854
Morrison Gunn to James Jackson (monetary transfer), February 3, 1954; & Morrison Gunn to unknown (monetary transfer), May 1 1855
Samuel Berger to Morrison Gunn, February 19, 1855
Thomas English to Morrison Gunn, September 8,1855
Thomas English to Morrison Gunn, February 14, 1856
Morrison Gunn to unknown (monetary transfer) , May 7, 1859

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Series III: Letters, 1860-1869

folder
1 Unknown to Morrison Gunn (bill), September 5, 1860; & William Barkhuff to Morrison Gunn, October 27, 1855
Unknown to unknown, April 26, 1862
Cornelia Allen & David Butler to sister (unknown), December 1, 1862
John Armstrong to Morrison Gunn, December 11, 1862
David Allen and Cornelia Allen to sister (unknown), January 15, 1863
Unknown to unknown, March 5, 1863
David Allen & Cornelia Allen to sister (unknown), May 4, 1863
Moore, to cousin (unknown), May 15, 1863
Unknown to Nelson(?), August 8, 1863
Unknown to Morrison Gunn (discharge from army), July 18, 1865
Morrison Gunn to unknown (monetary transfer), April 8, 1869

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Series IV: Undated letters

folder
1 Unknown to Morrison Gunn (envelope), February 20? (no year given)
Unknown to Morrison Gunn (envelope), September 29? (no year given)
John Ryan to Morrison Gunn, September 30? (no year given)

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