Anna J. Dunn letters
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Anna J. Dunn letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Dunn, Anna J., b. approximately 1830.
Title: Anna J. Dunn letters
Dates: 1845-1846
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1446

Biographical/Historical Note

Anna J. Dunn was born in Massachusetts around 1830 and visited Savannah, Georgia and White Hall Plantation near Richmond Hill, Georgia from November 1845 to May 1846. She was visiting from Boston, Massachusetts and stayed with the R.J. Arnolds. She visited with many prominent individuals in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

The Anna J. Dunn letters consist of eleven letters written from November 1845 to May 1846, addressed primarily to her mother, Mrs. James C. Dunn of Boston, Massachusetts, and recounting her social activities in and around Savannah, Georgia and at White Hall (or Whitehall) Plantation near Richmond Hill, Georgia. While in Savannah, Miss Dunn stayed with the R.J Arnold family and many of the letters refer to activities undertaken with the Arnolds or their friends. In one letter, written in December 1845, she writes nervously about local political discussions concerning war with Great Britain. The collection also contains a letter to Anna Dunn from her mother. The letters are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Arnold family.
Dunn, Anna J., b. approximately 1830.
Dunn, James C., Mrs.
Letters (correspondence)
Manners and customs.
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Whitehall Plantation (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Anna J. Dunn letters, MS 1446, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. H.G. Stevenson, 1989.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society 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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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1Letters, 1845-1846