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Title David Lewis Dunham (1840-1922) and David Ross Dunham (1886-1964).
Object Name Manuscript
Collection Manuscript Collection
Scope & Content ACQUISITION: Accumulated from various files in the Society's library, and added to by various contributions.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: David Lewis Dunham (1840-1922), was a Confederate veteran. In his early youth he worked at the first railroad in Florida. In 1861 he enlisted and served at the front until becoming a prisoner of war at Gettysburg (07/03/1863). After the war was over, he returned to St. Augustine and worked in the Land Department Office as clerk, tax collector, and was then appointed U.S. Deputy Marshall. Later on he served as deputy Circuit Court Clerk.
His son, David Ross Dunham (1886-1964), practiced law in St. Augustine starting in 1910, and also served as a judge in the District Court. He served as president of the Historical Society from 1932 to 1956, and later on served as a member of the Board of Directors.

FOLDER INDEX (BOX 1, Folder 2 containing 13 sub-folders):

2a: Certificate of vaccination of D.R. Dunham, 1948, Census,
1900, affidavits of Donald Dunham, Attorney, 1942 and
H. Lopez 1942.
2b: Agreements regarding Francis P. Fatio Sr. estate, 1910,
mortgage contract between D.R. Dunham and Alfred Hilton,
2c: Correspondence regarding properties, 1892 - 1950. (Includes
deeds to Ft Mose to SAHS).
2d: Perpetual care agreements with St. Augustine Cemetery
2e: Tax certificates, 1907, 1933, and receipts, 1903-1937, &
documents pertaining to Fatio (2b). 1909 &1913 descriptions
of Lands St. Johns City. Estates Dunham & Hawkins
spreadsheet Hand written petitions.
2f : Estate of Carlos Del Castillo, 1906, last will of Mattie Tucker,
sister of Mrs. D.L, Dunham, 1903.
2g: Inventory of private papers of D.R. Dunham, 1910-1925.
2h: Transfer of business from Mickler to D.R. Dunham, 1910.
2i: Certificates of D.R. Dunham, 1922-1963.
2j: Muster roll, 1863.
2k: Business correspondence of D.R. Dunham, 1936-1940,
Arranged chronologically.
2l: Business correspondence, 1941, arranged chronologically.
2m: Business correspondence, 1942, arranged chronologically.
04/02/1942 letter to Princess Angela Scherbatow about a
visit D. R. Dunham made to her property - now Princess
Place 10, Flagler County.
Date 03/1985
Dates of Creation 03/1985 (processed by Wally Martinsons, 03/1985)
Dates of Accumulation 03/1985 (Validated by Owens 04/2013, Box 1, Folder 2)
People Dunham, David Ross
Dunham, David Lewis
Object ID MC16.002
Library Location 10-3-B
Storage Contents MC16.002, Box 16-1: MC contains 13 sub-folders (2a - 2m).