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MS Am 1838.2

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887, recipient. Letters to Dorothea Lynde Dix from various correspondents, 1836-1892: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1838.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887, recipient.
Title: Letters to Dorothea Lynde Dix from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1836-1892.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to the American reformer Dorothea Dix Lynde.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*70M-109. Gift of Rosamund Lamb, 301 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1971 March.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters to Dorothea Lynde Dix from Various Correspondents (MS Am 1838.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. She investigated the conditions of the hospitalized insane in many U.S. states and some European countries, and petitioned state and national legislatures for reforms. She was also superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Mostly letters addressed to and concerning social reformer Dorothea Lynde Dix. Includes only one letter from Dix, manuscript poem addressed to Dix from Pliny Earle, bills, letter from William Wordsworth to Dix, and other material.

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