University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James H. Dunn Family Papers

Descriptive Summary

Creator Dunn, James H.
Title James H. Dunn Family Papers
Dates: 1843-1932
Abstract Collection documents the lives of the extended family of Dr. James H. Dunn and his wife Rebecca Micheaux.
Extent 1 ft., 9 in.
Language English
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Collection documents the lives of the extended family of Dr. James H. Dunn and his wife Rebecca Micheaux who filed for bankruptcy in Virginia in 1873 and subsequently moved to Texas where they and their children lived in various parts of the state.

Scope and Contents

Personal and business correspondence including financial and legal papers, postcards, greeting cards, domestic material, newspaper clippings, and photographs, arranged chronologically by subject. .

Collection includes letters written by Dunn's sons and daughters and their aunts, uncles, and cousins still residing in Virginia, especially those from the Micheaux (sometimes spelled Michaux) and Dickinson branches of the family, make up the bulk of the collection. Included is material dealing with postbellum life on the Virginia plantation (Cork) belonging to the Micheaux family; the affairs of Hampden-Sydney College and the town of the same name in Prince Edward County, Virginia; land concerns in Texas relating to crops, rentals, and oil leases; alcohol and drug addiction treatments; and the daily affairs of life and death.

In addition the papers include letters from a West Point cadet (1874-1875), from members of the Dunn family during a stay in Los Angeles, and from cousins who have emigrated to northern California (1870-1884).

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Anderson family.
Dickinson, Robert M., family.
Dunn, Henry T.
Dunn, James C.
Dunn, James H. d. 1893.
Dunn, Jessie.
Dunn, Mary Marshall.
Dunn, Rebecca Micheaux 1822-1901.
Dunn, Shuggie (Henriette M.)
Michaux, Robert V., Jr.
Micheaux, Jennie (Virginia), d. 1897.
Woods, Evelyn Micheaux.
Subjects (Organizations)
Hampden-Sydney College (Va.)
Texas Ensor Remedy Company.
United States Military Academy.
Decedents' estates.
Farm life--Virginia.
Farm life--Texas.
Land titles--Virginia.
Manners and customs.
Oil and gas leases--Texas.
Abingdon (Va.)
Charlie (Tex.)
Cork Plantation (Prince Edward County, Va.)
Darlington Heights (Va.)
Handley (Tex.)
Petrolia (Tex.)
Prince Edward County (Va.)
Washington County (Va.)

Administrative Information

Cite as:

James H. Dunn Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



2J84 Correspondence:
Rebecca and James H. Dunn correspondence, 1843-1886, and undated
Letters to Henriette (Shuggie) and Mary Dunn, 1868-1932, and undated
Letters from Mary Dunn, 1877-1929, and undated from Virginia, and unspecified
2J85 Letters from Mary Dunn, undated, from Texas and California
Letters from Henrietta (Shuggie) Dunn, 1876-1920, and undated
James C. Dunn correspondence, 1872-1927 and undated
Henry T. Dunn correspondence, 1870-1920 and undated
Letters from Jessie Dunn and family, 1871-1903 and undated
Letters from land managers
W. G. Eustis (Charlie, Texas), 1903, 1914-1919 and undated
I. J. Tinney and E. R. Cummings (Charlie, Texas), 1916-1921 and undated
T. J. Wells (Petrolia, Texas), 1912-1928
Dunn family legal affairs, 1849-1898 and undated
2J86 Dunn family financial affairs: Dr. James H. Dunn's bills and notes, 1845-1876 and undated; Miscellaneous, 1892-1931 and undated
Robert M. Dickinson family correspondence, 1874-1908 and undated
Virginia (Jennie) Micheaux correspondence, 1873-1897 and undated
2J87 Evelyn Micheaux Woods correspondence, 1875-1912 and undated
Letters from Robert V. Micheaux, Jr., at West Point, 1874-1875
Letters from the Anderson family in California to the Dunn sisters, 1870-1884
Invitations and programs, 1868-1925 and undated
Miscellaneous memoranda and cards, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1877-1896, 1930 and undated
Domestic affairs, 1880-1920 and undated
Poems, songs, essays, undated
Greeting cards, 1909-1932 and undated
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1875-1908 and undated
2.325/V5 Oversize deeds, 1856 and 1857
3Y27 Photographs
3S119d Postcards