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Collection TitleCL 47 Dunn Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Douglas Gross and the Estate of Elizabeth Dunn in 2009 and 2010. 

Elmira (N.Y.); World War, 1914-1918 

Historical:John Dunn - John Dunn, son of Bertha and Daniel Dunn, was born June 21, 1891. He served in the New York State National Guard and United States Army during World War I from April 1917 until March 1919.  On April 2, 1818, he married Mary Brown of Elmira.  The two lived on Herrick Street on Elmira's southside.  John held a number of jobs including farmer, laborer, factory worker and chauffeur.  The couple had a daughter, Elizabeth. 
Scope:The Dunn Family Collection includes John Dunn's World War I and veteran's documents, 1917-1933; receipts from area businesses, 1915-1940; Dunn family banking records, 1927-1958; local tax receipts, 1919-1959; miscellaneous personal papers. 
Notes:Shares a box with CL 46.
Extent.25 Linear Feet
Date Span1915-1958
AbstractThis collection contains items related to John Dunn's service in World War I (WWI) as well as Dunn family financial records and personal papers. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Letter from Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association to John Dunn regarding mortagage payments, November 18, 1933.Letter010503
Receipts from First National Bank & Trust Company of Elmira, 1939-1940.Document010504
Letter from the Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association to John Dunn cancelling their mortgage, March 12, 1945. Document010505
Sleeve for documents: a bond, the mortage, and the abstract of title. Sleeve is empty. March 6, 1945.Document010506
John and Mary Dunn County and School Tax Receipts: 1920-1923, 1925, 1928, 1931-1935, 1938, 1941-1943, 1950. Documents010601
Vehicle registration certificate for Van Lawrence's 1924 Chevrolet Roadster, 1927.Document010701
Certificate of Registration for John Dunn's 1922 Chevrolet Roadster, 1926.Document010702
Trade card for Ralph G. Brooks, Ventnor Wood Working Mill, manufacturer of screens & porch enclosures.Trade Card010703
Christmas card, 1924.Greeting Card010704
Valentine Card, ca. 1920s.Greeting Card010705
Quit-claim deed between Alice Boynton and Pamelia Eaton for property on Herrick Street, Elmira, April 22, 1896.Document010706
Bond and loan agreement between John and Mary Dunn and Mary Fuller, May 4, 1927. Document010707
Quit-claim deed from Pamelia Eaton to Mary Fuller, for property on Herrick Street, Elmira, December 3, 1919.Document010708
Deed between Pamelia Eaton and Alice Eaton & Mary Fuller, for property on Herrick Street, Elmira, July 11, 1913.Document010709
Mortgage between John and Mary Dunn and Mary Fuller for 514 Herrick St., Elmira, May 4, 1927.Document010710
Warranty Deed between Stephen McDonald and Alice Boynton, for propery on Herrick Street, Elmira, September 2, 1879.Document010711
(3) Insurance policies issued by Carroll C. Keeton for John & Mary Dunn on 514 Herrick St., Elmira, 1933-1936.Document010712
Chauffeur's license for John H. Dunn, June 14, 1926.Document010713
Social Security card for John Henry Dunn, December 17, 1936.Document010714
Bureau of Motor Vehicles Headlight Certificate for John Dunn, September 1, 1925.Document010715
John Dunn's Civil Service Application for Employment, December 26, 1950. Document010716
Letter to John Dunn from Danaher & O'Dea law offices regarding Letters of Administration on the estate of his deceased mother, May 9, 1933.Letter010717
Income and expense lists for the estate of Daniel Dunn, 1935.Document010801
Receipt from Marie Liddy to Harry Dunn for garage rent, April 15, 1936.Document010802
Fire certificate for wiring done at 514 Herrick St. for Harry Dunn, December 12, 1928.Certificate010803
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