Jacob Piatt Dunn collection, 1812-1955.


Dunn, Jacob Piatt, 1855-1924. Jacob Piatt Dunn collection, 1812-1955.

Jacob Piatt Dunn collection, 1812-1955.

This collection contains a wide range of materials concerning Dunn and his family. Papers pertaining to Dunn include personal, business and historically-related correspondence; business and professional papers; manuscripts, essays, speeches and other writings; and general documents. Much of his correspondence is about his writing and publishing career. There is also correspondence about his work with the Indiana Historical Society. Materials relating to his writing career include manuscript sections from his histories of Indiana including a handwritten manuscript of "Indiana, a redemption from slavery" and a typed manuscript of some chapters of "Indiana and Indianans." The papers of George and Jacob Dunn, Sr. are primarily about their mining endeavors in California during the late 1840s and early 1950s. The Aquilla Jones papers mainly deal with his business dealings and partnerships. Charolette Dunn materials are mostly correspondence and personal items. Also included are some manuscripts attributed to Meredith Nicholson.

3 boxes, 1 box of photographs, 4 bound volumes, 1 reel microfilm.

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Dunn, Jacob, 1811-1890

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Dunn, Jacob Piatt, 1855-1924

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Jacob Piatt Dunn was a prominent journalist, historian, and political figure as well as Secretary of the Indiana Historical Society from 1886 until his death in 1924. He practiced law in Indianapolis for three years then moved to Colorado where he started writing for newspapers. He returned to Indianapolis in 1884 to practice law. He did so for four years until taking a job with the Indianapolis Journal. He later worked for three other local newspapers. He is best known for writing several books...

Jones, Aquilla, 1836-1888

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Indiana Historical Society.

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Nicholson, Meredith, 1866-1947

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Nicholson was an Indiana author; he served as the U.S. Envoy to Paraguay, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. From the description of [Letter] 1912 May 23, University Club, Indianapolis [to] William Wallace / Meredith Nicholson. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 300034819 Nicholson was born in Crawfordsville, Ind. and lived in Indianapolis. An author, diplomat, and lecturer, he was active in Democratic politics; served as minister to Paraguay, Venezuela, and Nicaragua; and publish...

Jones, Flora Walwyn

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Dunn, Charolette.

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Dunn, John R. (John Richard), 1976-

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Dunn, George, 1819-1853

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Dunn, Isaac, 1785-1870

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Hispaniola Mining Company

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Dunn family.

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