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MS Am 1838.1

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887, recipient. Dorothea Lynde Dix letters from various correspondents, 1861-1872: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1838.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887, recipient.
Title: Dorothea Lynde Dix letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1861-1872.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to humanitarian crusader Dorothea Lynde Dix from various correspondents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

69M-24. Purchased with the Dearborn fund; received: 1969.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Dorothea Lynde Dix Letters from Various Correspondents, 1861-1872 (MS Am 1838.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. She served as superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Includes letter from Clara Barton and document signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

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