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MS Am 2969

Dix, Dorothea Lynde,1802-1887. Dorothea Lynde Dix rebuses and other papers, 1855 and undated: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2969
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dix, Dorothea Lynde,1802-1887.
Title: Dorothea Lynde Dix rebuses and other papers,
Date(s): 1855 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Rebuses and other papers by American crusader Dorothea Lynde Dix.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Source and date unknown. [This packet of Dix material was found tied with a ribbon in the Houghton Z-closet. The handwriting appears to match Dix and there is a visiting card with her name in this group].

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

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 Rebuses and Other Papers, 1855 and undated (MS Am 2969). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. During the American Civil War, she served as Superintendent of Army Nurses.


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Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscript text combined with drawings to form rebuses, allusional devices using pictures to represent words or parts of words. Also includes: a visiting card of Dix, and one of Miss Georgie A. Starin, and the ribbon that formerly tied this material as a package. A few rebuses are written on the verso of printed items for the Penn Club House and Mr. Marshall's Dramatic Readings (tickets from 1855).

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