Family papers, 1804-1920.


Duncan, Joseph, 1794-1844. Family papers, 1804-1920.

Family papers, 1804-1920.

Xerox copies of originals from the Putnam Family Papers. Includes 38 letters from Duncan, 8 letters from his brother Thomas, 4 letters from Matthew and 7 from James Findley. Diary kept while serving in Congress, 1829-1830. Business papers re: his father's estate, court cases in Jackson County and bill of sale for a slave. Numerous letters written by Elizabeth and her diaries, 1824-1846. Biographical sketches of Joseph and Elizabeth written by their daughter Julia Kirby. Pages from the journal of James Duncan, ca. 1829 and Julia Duncan, ca. 1852. Letters from Judge William Thomas re: the School for the Deaf in Jacksonville.

1.05 linear feet ((2 1/2 boxes)

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