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MS Am 2125

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887, recipient. Dorothea Lynde Dix letters from Horatio Appleton Lamb,1880-1886: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b [Shelved with bMS Am 2126]
Call No.: MS Am 2125
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887, recipient.
Title: Dorothea Lynde Dix letters from Horatio Appleton Lamb,
Date(s): 1880-1886.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 folder (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from Massachusetts park commissioner Horatio Appleton Lamb to American humanitarian crusader Dorothea Lynde Dix.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

60M-224 - 60M-226. Source unknown; received: 1960?

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

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. Lamb (Harvard College class of 1871) was a park commissioner in Milton, Mass. Fahnestock was an investment banker.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Lamb to Dix concern personal and financial matters. Also includes one letter from Fahnestock to Dix, and an 1881 document signed by Dix concerning bonds.

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