University of Texas Arlington

Cyrus Moore Dunham Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dunham, Cyrus Moore.
Title: Cyrus Moore Dunham Papers
Dates: 1843-1900
1860-1900
Abstract: Cyrus Moore Dunham was a clerk and acting assistant paymaster in the United States Navy during the U.S. Civil War. Papers contain correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, orders, photographs, memorandum book, prescription, poem, confederate currency, and recipe. These are personal and official papers which relate to Dunham's military career. Included are his marriage certificate to Lucy J. McIntyre and two deeds concerning the purchase and sale of land in Harris County, Texas, 1843 and 1846, by William Ferguson.
Identification: GA74
Extent: 50 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

Cyrus Moore Dunham was a clerk and acting assistant paymaster in the United States Navy during the U.S. Civil War.


Scope and Contents

Papers contain correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, orders, photographs, memorandum book, prescription, poem, confederate currency, and recipe. These are personal and official papers which relate to Dunham's military career. Included are his marriage certificate to Lucy J. McIntyre and two deeds concerning the purchase and sale of land in Harris County, Texas, 1843 and 1846, by William Ferguson.


Papers consist of 12 files containing a total of 50 items arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Dunham, Cyrus M. (Cyrus Moore)--Archives.
Organizations
United States. Navy--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources.
United States. Navy--Officers.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Administrative Information

Citation

Cyrus Moore Dunham Papers, GA74, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1974.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
1 Memo sheet about Dunham Papers. "History of James Larimer Family,"
8 pages.
Box Folder
2 Two deeds, 1843 and 1847
3 Ad for new clothing store and correspondence, 1860
4 Correspondence on naval matters, 1863
5 Correspondence on naval matters, 1864
6 Business documents, 1866-1869
7 Business documents and correspondence, 1891-1899
8 Marriage certificate and accompanying correspondence and other items, 1900
9 "Dinah's Serenade",
poem
10 2 photographs and diary,
11 Confederate currency,
2 items
12 Receipts from Western Commercial Travelers Association and page from Drake's American Receipt Book. The New Orleans Times, September 14, 1864
Moved to Garrett Newspaper collection on 5/6/81