Creator: Dunn, Emma Henderson, collector.
Collection number: 1867
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers including fifteen letters, 1852-1903, of various people, all relating to New Bern, N.C. Many of the letters were written to or by David W. Bell and W. B. Bell, the latter a Confederate soldier serving in Virginia. Subjects discussed include the sale of slaves, Confederate military activities, and events and traditions in New Bern’s history. Three letters from W. B. Bell, 1862, tell of battles, his poor health, and his hopes for a transfer. Other Confederate items include two letters to Lt. Col. William G. Robinson of the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry (a.k.a. the 19th North Carolina Regiment). Also present are historical sketches, including one about Ramseur’s charge at Chancellorsville, and 18th-century business and legal papers (56 items) for the sale of land and slaves and other matters, mainly from Carteret and Craven counties, N.C.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: The collection contains letters discussing the sale and disposition of slaves (1852, 1862).