Scope and Content
Dunn, John S.
Title: John S. Dunn Papers
Date (inclusive): 1854-1859
0.2 linear feet
Abstract: John S. Dunn (1810-1885) lived in the Nevada City, California area. This small collection contains two letters from Dunn addressed
to "Brother," two receipts, and an agreement between Dunn, Charles Dunn Jr., and Richard Rowe regarding mining claims on Kennebec
Hill in Nevada County, California.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC256
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
John Dunn was born in 1810 in New York. In 1850, in partnership with William Crawford, he opened a general merchandise establishment
in Nevada City, California. The 1880 United States Census listed Dunn's occupation as a lumberman.
Dunn passed away on August 12, 1885.
Scope and Content
The small collection contains two letters from Dunn addressed to "Brother," two receipts, and an agreement between Dunn, Charles
Dunn Jr., and Richard Rowe regarding mining claims on Kennebec Hill in Nevada County, California.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Dunn, John S.--Archives
Nevada County (Calif.)--History
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project
Collection is open for research.
Processing of the John S. Dunn Papers was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council
on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). UC Davis Special Collections was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections
and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional
special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives
included processing hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document
an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research.
Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected
in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.
Extracted from D-016, Mining Records Collection in 2013.
[Identification of item], John S. Dunn Papers, MC256, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California,
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