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Inventory of the John S. Dunn Papers
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  • Publication Rights

  • Creator: Dunn, John S.
    Title: John S. Dunn Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1854-1859
    Extent: 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.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC256
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    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

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Extracted from D-016, Mining Records Collection in 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John S. Dunn Papers, MC256, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.